Prosper Mayor Ray Smith Elected New President of the North Central Texas Council of Governments for 2020-2021

By 380news | Prosper

  August 17, 2020 — Prosper Mayor, Ray Smith, was elected President of the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ (NCTCOG) Executive Board at NCTCOG’s 54th annual General Assembly, which was held virtually on Friday, August 14th.  The Executive Board is the policy-making body of the Council of Governments which serves the 16 North Central Texas counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant and Wise.  Mayor Smith will lead the 17 member board for the next 12 months. Smith assumes the leadership…Read More

Prosper Declares Local State of Disaster in Response to Virus

By Municipal Voice | Prosper

Prosper declares local state of disaster in response to virus PROSPER (March 16, 2020) While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the Town of Prosper, officials are taking proactive steps to minimize, mitigate and eliminate the conditions under which the virus is able to spread. Today, the Town of Prosper has officially declared a local state of disaster. Among the actions this designation includes are: • The Town’s Emergency Operations Center has been partially activated, and conditions are being constantly monitored by emergency personnel. • All Town-sponsored…Read More

Prosper Fire Rescue Adds Aerial Ladder to Vehicle Fleet

By 380news | Prosper

Prosper Fire Rescue adds aerial ladder to vehicle fleet Traditional wet-down and push-in set for Feb. 29 PROSPER (February 19, 2020) Growth in Prosper takes many forms, residential rooftops, retail businesses, street improvements, and, just as importantly, public safety capabilities. On Saturday, Feb. 29, another milestone in that increasing level of critical capability will be inaugurated. Prosper Fire Department personnel invite the public to a ceremonial wet-down and push-in of Prosper’s new aerial ladder truck. The ceremony, during which the public can assist with the wet-down and observe as fire…Read More

Second annual search for largest Prosper tree begins Champion Tree Contest seeks largest Live Oak

By 380news | Prosper

Second annual search for largest Prosper tree begins Champion Tree Contest seeks largest Live Oak PROSPER, TX–  Prosper’s annual community-wide search for the largest tree of a certain species enters its second year as the Parks and Recreation Department announces that the venerable Live Oak is this year’s objective. Called the Champion Tree Contest, the search-and-identify campaign is conducted in support of urban forestry within the Town. The contest is a fun initiative that challenges residents to find the largest Live Oak, pinpoint its location and measure the trunk’s girth, sending the info to officials via email. The contest runs through Monday, Oct. 7. The winning entry will be revealed on the Town’s social media sites and an engraved plaque…Read More

Federal SAFER Grant Accepted by Prosper Town Council

By 380news | Prosper

Federal SAFER Grant Accepted by Prosper Town Council Fire Department benefits from outside funds PROSPER, TX- A grant was accepted at the Prosper Town Council meeting designed to enhance public safety by covering a significant portion of the initial cost of additional staffing at the Fire Department. The Fire Department grant, awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is part of the SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) program and will partially fund the addition of six firefighter/paramedics for three years. The grant will cover 75% of the salaries for the first two years, and 35% in the final third year. At $919,257.60, the grant is among the largest SAFER grants awarded to the Town. Fire Chief…Read More

Community Invited to Celebrate Prosper’s first Chick-fil-A Opening

By 380news | Prosper

Community invited to celebrate Prosper’s first Chick-fil-A opening Aug. 23 100 guests to earn free year of Chick-fil-A meals by participating in Campout PROSPER, TX – Chick-fil-A will open its first Prosper restaurant on Aug. 23, bringing its handcrafted food and award-winning customer service, commitment to community engagement and hands-on mentoring for 85 newly hired Team Members. Local franchise owner and Operator Chris Wright is inviting residents to join in the opening festivities at his new restaurant at 1091 S. Preston Road by participating in a community celebration that has been a 14-year Chick-fil-A tradition. Chick-fil-A’s First 100 celebration has given away more than $34 million through yearend 2017. First 100 Campout event and children’s book drive The family friendly…Read More

Annual Community Picnic Aims to Maintain Traditions

By 380news | Prosper

Annual Community Picnic Aims to Maintain Traditions PROSPER, TX- New commercial activity and residential construction in Prosper are moving at an unprecedented pace, converting large swaths of land that had recently been filled with crops or set aside for grazing into shops, retail stores, restaurants and single-family homes.The Town’s profile is quickly changing from mostly rural and agricultural to a suburban community with the right mix of services, shops and other amenities. Nevertheless, in the face of such rapid growth, Prosper’s commitment to its small-town feel remains strong, and part of that commitment is the annual Community Picnic, this year set for Saturday, Sept. 8 starting at 4 p.m. at Frontier Park, 1551 Frontier Parkway.“Prosper residents have come to cherish…Read More

Prosper Produces Own Emergency Management Plan

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – By the end of this month, the Town of Prosper will no longer be part of the Collin County Emergency Management Program, opting instead to be governed by its own customized program. “The push for developing our own emergency management plan started almost a year ago,” Says Kent Bauer, Emergency Management Coordinator. “We recognized the need for our own emergency management plan because we have specific needs that require a customized approach.” The emergency management function is nested in the Fire Department, which traditionally deals with weather events, catastrophes, major accidents, and other emergencies, allowing for a coordinated approach to these contingencies. Having an emergency management program specific to Prosper also allows the Town to be better…Read More

New Recycling Program Seeks to Liberate Trapped Water

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – It’s often a mindless toss, a plastic water bottle with a little bit of water gets thrown into a trash receptacle, an action that wastes the water in the bottle, misses the opportunity to recycle the plastic and takes up part of the dwindling space in a landfill. To address those three wasteful issues, an idea to prevent them all at once sprang up in Prosper. Called the Release, Renew, Recycle Environmental Protection Program, the idea involved providing a place for the remaining water in plastic bottles to be usefully deposited, a place for the plastic bottle to be recycled, and through that activity, prevent the bottle from ending up at the landfill. Tristan Cisco, Prosper’s Water…Read More

Summer Programming Fills Need for Meaningful Activity

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – Prosper’s Parks and Recreation has the perfect answer for the yearly question that vexes many parents as summer approaches – “What are the kids going to do once school is out?” There is no need to fret, as the department has put together a full complement of programs that challenge both the minds and bodies of restless youngsters, and they’re all right here in Prosper. Affordable, engaging and challenging activities, both indoor and outdoor, are designed to appeal to kids of all ages and interests, and fall…Read More

Prosper Elevates Economic Development Posture

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – In the midst of the most prolific economic development period in the history of Prosper, the Town has made another personnel move that reinforces the municipality’s resolve to actively support its expanding business climate. In addition to bringing in former Frisco Mayor Maher Maso as Executive Director of the Prosper Economic Development Corporation, a move widely seen as a precursor to a deeper and more robust effort at commercial expansion, the Town has recently announced the hiring of Chuck Springer, a highly-experienced veteran of local government, with…Read More

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