How do I find Advertisements for Bid?
Current Advertisements for Bid are posted on the Public Notices webpage, under the Current Bid Opportunities section of the Document Center (link should take you to mid-page). Please note all advertisements listed here are for the current fiscal year only.
Additionally the City of Melissa posts most advertisements for bid in the newspaper of record, The Anna Melissa Tribune and in some cases in the Dallas Morning News should the request warrant that level of exposure.
How do I find City of Melissa Parks?
For more information on the location of City of Melissa Parks, please visit the Parks and Recreation webpage.
How do I find the City Code of Ordinances?
The Municipal Code Corporation (Municode) online portal houses the City of Melissa's Code of Ordinances. The codification was approved by ordinance No. 92-04 on April 28, 1992. The codification process is currently being done by Municode.
About Municipal Code Corporation
Municipal Code Corporation has more than 50 years experience publishing Codes of Ordinances for local governments. Their experience includes original codification and updating. Municipal Code Corporation is committed to customer service and dedicated to staying abreast of technology.
Municipal Code Corporation is a private sector host for City/County ordinances. Contained on their website are Codes for more than 1,100 local governments in searchable online databases. They do not provide citizens with counsel, legal advice or research. If you are unable to locate the information you need by performing a keyword search on their site, then you may need to contact the City Secretary's office to obtain detailed information, specific to your area and needs.
How do I find Demographic Data for the City of Melissa?
The City of Melissa's demographic data for the current fiscal year is included in the Community Profile which is excerpted from the Annual Budget Document.
Additionally, the City publishes quarterly Development Updates which also provides updated population data.
For more in depth demographics and data, you can view the U.S. Census Bureau data for the City of Melissa.
How do I find the City's Home Rule Charter?
The City of Melissa is a home rule city governed by a Council-Manager form of government in which the City Council establishes City policy through ordinances and resolutions, and the City Manager carries out City policy and is responsible for City operations. Effective November 2011, the citizens of the City of Melissa adopted its first Home Rule Charter, thus converting the City from a Type A General Law City to a Home Rule Municipality.
The purpose of the Home Rule Charter is to:
- define and limit the powers, duties and responsibilities of local government based on local preferences and desires;
- define the form of local government and establishes organizational Provisions; identify necessary controls over their City government such as elections, referendums, initiatives and recall; and
- define the procedures to amend the Charter.
How do I find where to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste?
Current residential utility customers of the City of Melissa now have an option to properly dispose of household hazardous waste! The City has partnered with the City of Frisco to bring you this service for FREE (some items may cost a nominal fee). Residential customers may request a voucher from the City of Melissa’s Utility Billing Department to take to Frisco’s Environmental Collection Center to dispose of common household hazardous wastes.
Any questions about this program, please contact City of Melissa Utility Billing at (972) 838-2035 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I find the Landowners Bill of Rights?
The Texas Landowner's Bill of Rights applies to any attempt by the government or a private entity to take your property. The contents of the Landowner's Bill of Rights are prescribed by the Texas Legislature in Texas Government Code Sec. 402.031 and Chapter 21 of the Texas Property Code. Learn more under the City Secretary's section of this website.Texas Landowner's Bill of Rights
This document is subject to update and revision. Please check The Office of Attorney General of Texas website periodically for the most recent version of the Texas Landowner's Bill of Rights. A document version date can be found on the last page in the lower right-hand corner.
How do I find the latest information on Road Construction & Traffic Conditions?
For the latest on TxDOT road construction and traffic conditions, visit www.drivetexas.org.
TxDOT Dallas District Construction Projects (Project Tracker)
- US 75 Road Construction Project Information
- SH 121 Road Construction Project Information
Additionally the City will post updates regarding any City of Melissa projects that may impact traffic and or mobility throughout the city online under the City News Center and also share via our official City communication channels.
How do I find Trash and Recycling Guidelines?
The City of Melissa has contracted with Waste Connections, Inc. to provide solid waste services in the Melissa City Limits. These services include weekly Trash and Recycling and Monthly Bulk Pickup (occurs by Zone and must be pre-scheduled).
Waste Connections has provided guidelines for these services and that information is posted on the Solid Waste webpage, where you will find a PDF of the most recent brochure from Waste Connections as well as a helpful FAQ.
Should you have any further questions you may contact Waste Connections at (469) 452-8000 or via email.
How do I find the current water conservation guidelines?
With booming populations, prolonged droughts and increased demand on a limited supply of water, it is more important than ever for each of us to use water wisely and efficiently to make sure our supplies last.
Outdoor Watering Guidelines
As a reminder the City of Melissa is under water conservation guidelines year round. There are specific restrictions which limit outdoor watering that vary seasonally.
- From April 1 through October 31, standard restrictions are in place and outdoor watering is limited to no more than twice per week as needed.
- Beginning November 1 through March 31, seasonal restrictions limit outdoor watering to no more than once per week only as needed.
To that end, current water guidelines are posted on the Water Conservation webpage along with a number of helpful links on what you can do to conserve at home.
Additionally, the City of Melissa as a customer city of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) adopted the current Water Conservation and Water Resource & Emergency Management Plans in April 2014. The City is working with NTMWD on the next update of these plans throughout 2018-19 and will bring forth the updated plans for Council adoption sometime in 2019.
How do I find the ISO Rating for the City and Surrounding Community?
The Insurance Services Office (ISO) collects information on City fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. In each of those communities, ISO analyzes the relevant data in three major areas: the Fire Department operations, water system, and communications, and then assigns a Public Protection Classification (PPC) ranging from 1 to 10. Class 1 represents exemplary public protection, and Class 10 indicates that the area's fire-suppression program does not meet ISO's minimum criteria. PPC ratings have a direct bearing on the cost of property insurance for every home and building in a community.
In 2013, the City of Melissa was inspected by the ISO to determine the Public Protection Classification. Effective July 1, 2013, the ISO PPC rating was lowered to a 2. Of the over 46,000 communities nationwide rated by ISO, fewer than 1% are rated a 2 or better.
You can view the ISO Ratings for both the Melissa City Limits and ETJ under the Fire Department's section of the website.