TxDOT schematic drawings for future improvements to SH 205 through McLendon-Chisholm are available for inspection at McLendon-Chisholm City Hall.

These drawings include preliminary grades, median openings (where applicable) and other aspects of the preliminary design. The schematic drawings may be inspected by appointment by calling Rick Crowley, Interim City Administrator, at 469-668-9895.

An invitation to join CERT

Join the ETRC Training Class Feb 12th and 19th

Want to help your community in times of need?  EastTex Regional CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is looking for new members who want to make a difference and help their community in a times of need.

MCFD is looking to build the Fire District 22 Team to join East Texas Regional Community Emergency Response Team. CERT is an organization through FEMA to help train and organize communities at the local level to help during disasters. They are sponsored by the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management, and are an all-volunteer organization that helps local law enforcement, fire, and emergency management when disasters strike, missing person searches, and public event support.

ERTC have over 200 active members and serve Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, Collin, and Van Zandt Counties and the Town of Sunnyvale.  You are invited to the next training class on Feb 12th and 19th  from 8am – 6pm at the Rockwall Presbyterian Church.

This is a FREE 2 day class that will teach you many preparedness tips to help protect your family as well as the basic skills needed by all ETRC members. Although not required, you can choose to be an active member of the deployment team and be put on a call out list for when there are emergencies. If you’re interested in signing up, visit the ETRC website and follow the links.

You will need to sign up for the class AND complete the application. If you have any questions, feel free to call (214) 915-0361. All volunteers must go through a criminal background check. Ages 14 and over can take the class, but you must be 18 to join the active callout team. If you wish to join the emergency callout team, you will be required to purchase your team shirt and badges for $20.

If you have any questions about being a part of the Fire District 22 CERT, please contact Fire Chief Simmons at firechief@mclendon-chisholm.com.

CWD Service Update

Community Waste Disposal (CWD), who provide the City’s trash collection services, have experienced a surge of positive COVID cases amongst their staff members. This is impacting every department.

As a result, there will most likely be delays in multiple areas of CWD’s operations, including the response time of their Customer Service Department to the collection of the materials at the curb.

COVID cases have also impacted their Dispatch Department and and residential truck drivers.

Your patience and understanding during these difficult times is appreciated. CWD will keep City Staff updated on service delays. Ultimately, all material will be picked up at the curb.

For more information visit the CWD website.

CWD Holiday Trash Schedule

Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on non-service days, so there will be no impact to residential trash service during the Holiday period.

For more information about your trash services visit the CWD website.

Board of Adjustment Accepting Applications

The City of McLendon-Chisholm is accepting applications for two alternate positions on the Board of Adjustment.

The Board of Adjustment authorizes variances from the zoning ordinance when it is not contrary to the public interest. Meetings are held on the first Monday of the month when there is a case to be heard. The application for appointment to the Board is available on the City website or by contacting the City Secretary.

Applications should be returned to the City Secretary at citysecretary@mclendon-chisholm.com, by mail, or in person.  Applications must be received no later than Friday, January 21, 2022.

A big red Fire Rescue truck delivered Santa to the waiting children at City Hall. Crowds gathered to watch the annual live-tree lighting under perfectly clear skies and just like that… the Christmas spirit had arrived in McLendon-Chisholm.

The City’s 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting was a huge success. Citizen’s enjoyed community, hot cocoa and delicious cookies and shared the spirit of Christmas by donating unwrapped gifts for our Toy Drive. A special reading by Mayor Keith Short of T’was the Night Before Christmas was followed by the children visiting Santa and sharing their Christmas wishes.

Thank you to City staff, Council, volunteers and MC Fire Rescue for making this a wonderful night for all to remember.

Don’t forget to keep the Christmas spirit going this holiday season by visiting City Hall to donate an unwrapped gift for our Toy Drive and non-perishable food for our Food Drive.

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Santa Claus is coming to town…

The City’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting is Wednesday, December 1 from 5:30-7:30pm. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy Santa, songs, hot cocoa and cookies at City Hall, 1371 W. FM 550.

Bring a camera for photo opportunities with Santa and share the holiday spirit by bringing an unwrapped toy for our Toy Drive or non-perishable food for our Food Drive.

The McLendon-Chisholm City Council adopted the 2021-2040 Comprehensive Plan at the September 29 City Council meeting.

The Comprehensive Plan was created by the community utilizing relevant information from the previous Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2016, feedback from multiple sources including an online community survey and in-person community forum, and the direction provided by the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC).

“The Comprehensive Plan is a very important best practice tool that captures the vision of what the community wants to be in the future and defines how we get there,” said Mayor Keith Short. “We thank everyone involved in this effort, including the volunteers who served on the CPAC, our citizens and city staff.”

What is a Comprehensive Plan?

A Comprehensive Plan, also known as a general plan, master plan or land use plan, is a document designed to guide the future actions of a city. The comprehensive plan presents a vision for the future with long-range goals and objectives for all activities that affect the local government.

The citizens appointed by the City Council that guided the process as members of the CPAC included:

  • Mark Kipphut, Chairman
  • Michael Davis
  • Stephen Doll
  • Chris Dorward
  • Frances Egan
  • Rebecca Freeze
  • Christian Giadolor
  • Bob Hermann
  • Shari London
  • Ashley Maxfield
  • Gary Nickel
  • Beverly Stibbens

You can download the adopted 2021-2040 Comprehensive Plan here.

Rockwall County Emergency Management has partnered with Royse City ISD and My Labs Direct to provide FREE COVID-19 testing for residents (no residency requirements).

My Labs Direct files administration fees to the insurance company but there is NO COST to the patient. No one will be denied testing due to insurance coverage. Results are guaranteed within 24 hours but often come the same day. Make your COVID-19 test appointment here.

Free Covid Testing


The City of McLendon-Chisholm will host a free recycling, shredding and bulky trash event for McLendon-Chisholm residential CWD customers on Saturday, October 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at Chisholm Baptist Church, 1388 SH 205.

Please see the traffic flow below and bring a copy of your driver’s license for proof of eligibility. This service is available only to City of McLendon-Chisholm residential utility/trash customers. The shredded paper will be recycled.

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