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Community Charrette on Saturday, February 10th

The City of Princeton will host a Community Charrette on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in the Smith Elementary Cafeteria.  The Community Charrette is a public input event that will introduce the planning process and gather community input on a series of specific issues that will be addressed in the updated Comprehensive Plan. The updated plan will take a fresh look at current opportunities and challenges in the community, and establish a vision for where the community would like to be in 2050.

Public input is critical to establish the future vision for Princeton.

In addition to attending and participating in the Community Charrette, The City is asking the community to contribute their thoughts and ideas throughout the project in a variety of ways.  Residents of all ages, businesses and organizations are encouraged to take part in community events, participate in online surveys and follow along with the project on websites and social media.

Reservations are requested so that an adequate number of seats and materials will be available for all participants.

To reserve a spot, go to www.princetontx.gov/Community Charrette.

 

January is Bulk Trash Pick-up Month

Saturday, January 20

Call 972-736-2711 or

Submit a Request online at www.princetontx.gov

 
Cutoff time to be added to the pickup list is 3:00 pm on 1/18/18.

Princeton Works Workforce Solution is seeking applicants

The City of Princeton is currently seeking applicants for the Princeton Works Workforce Solution

Applicants are selected to provide General Labor that includes:

Landscaping– mowing, weed eating, bush clearance, and trimming
Moving– loading and unloading of materials
Janitorial– debris cleanup of public spaces

Skills:

-Must be able to take direction and work with direct supervision.
-Must be able to function in an environment that is not climate controlled.
-Be willing to submit to screenings
-Be able to lift up to 50 – 75 pounds
-Be able to stand, bend and lift consistently throughout the work day.

To Apply:

Download an application from the City of Princeton website www.princetontx.gov/princeton-works

Or pick up a copy of the application at City Hall 123 W. Princeton Drive   Princeton, Texas  75407

Collin County Transit would like to hear from you!

City of Princeton Residents and Businesses, you are invited to participate in the City of McKinney’s Virtual Town Hall to provide your feedback.

The McKinney Urban Transit District (MUTD) is looking for ways to expand the Collin County Transit Program.

The MUTD Board is asking you to take a few moments to provide input through this survey. Your input will help to gather important information such as attitudes towards public transit, where people would go and why, appropriate cost levels, which public transportation qualities are important and more.

The Collin County Transit Program is a partnership between the City of McKinney, the McKinney Urban Transit District (MUTD) and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) that aims to provide a subsidized taxi voucher program for senior citizens and disabled individuals. Other participating MUTD cities include Lowry Crossing, Melissa, Princeton and Celina. Through this program, residents can now enjoy the convenience of regular taxi service at a fraction of the cost to get to grocery stores, senior centers, medical facilities and libraries throughout Collin County.

 

The Collin County Transit Survey can be accessed through the link below

https://www.mckinneytexas.org/1668/Virtual-Town-Hall#peak_democracy

Language options for the survey can be accessed by clicking on Set Language at the bottom of the page:

Download a copy of the MUTD Survey

MUTD Survey – Spanish

 

 

 

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Lois Nelson Public Library Opens at 10 AM this week

The Lois Nelson Public Library will be closed until 10 AM while we host the Princeton ISD Kindergartners.

These wonderful kids will be decorating the library’s holiday tree Monday – Thursday.

 

Thanksgiving and FOG

Thanksgiving Message From The Librarian

The holidays are right around the corner!

As your family prepares for the school breaks and holiday festivities, use these tips for keeping kids engaged in learning and reading over the holiday breaks.

  • Have your children read holiday cards when they are received in the mail, and allow them to write a message in outgoing cards.
  • Let your children read ingredients from holiday recipes while you bake together. It’s a great way for them to learn measurements and temperatures as well.
  • Set aside time for kids to “show off” their new reading skills to visiting relatives. Children love being the focus of attention, and grandparents are usually more than willing to see their progress.
  • Make special holiday readings a tradition. Find a special book for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, or New Year’s Day and have each member of the family read from it at the same time each year.
  • Even if a book isn’t on your child’s wish list, make sure you give at least one as a gift, and encourage them to read it.

Here are a list of Thanksgiving themed books currently available at the Lois Nelson Public Library!

 

The Great Thanksgiving Escape by Mark Fearing

Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House Series #27) by Mary Pope Osborne

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Turkey! – by Lucille Colandro

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving, Biscuit! – by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

The Night Before Thanksgiving – by Natasha Wing (Author), ‎ Tammie Lyon

I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Pie – by Alison Jackson ; Judith Byron Schachner

 

This is the Turkey – by Abby Levine

Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George – by Cynthia Platt

Dora’s Thanksgiving – by Sarah Willson

 

 

It’s Thanksgiving! – by Jack Prelutsky

Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and other thankful stuff) #28 – by Barbara Park

One Big Turkey – by Anne Kennedy

 

Reminder: BULK TRASH PICK-UP is this Saturday, November 18

Call 972-736-2711 or Go Online to the City of Princeton website to Submit a Request for Bulk  Trash Pickup  before 3:00 pm on Friday 11/17/17.