Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Post Number: 520
|Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 01:56 pm: |
Thanks for your questions. In addition to answering your questions you have provided an education opportunity for anyone reading this. I'll provide answers to your questions but also list ways for citizens to obtain this information through the city's website.
1. The little 'pump house' is indeed an irrigation pump house for the Plantation Golf Course. At one time it was a sanitary sewer lift station operated by the city. The city abandoned it as a lift station years ago and capped off all lines as the sanitary sewer is now routed another way.
2 The warehouse with truck activity is a maintenance barn for the Plantation Golf Course on Plantation property.
Here is how this information can be looked up.
Go to the city web site and from the main page, click on Map It" http://maps.friscotexas.gov/
This will take you to the interactive mapping site created and maintained by the GIS department. There is a wealth of information on this site that a user can access by turning on layers of information that will be displayed on the map. Once on the site it is usually best to highlight an area and zoom in. By using the layers in the column on the left of the page or by using the navigation tools on the bottom right of the screen you can turn on the aerial view, make an area larger, smaller, etc. The aerial view is updated yearly. The current view is from a flyover in early spring of 2007. If you review all the 'layers' available in the left column and try clicking on some of them you can begin to see the amount of useful information available on this site.
Once you have zoomed into an area, to get information about a particular parcel, click on the "i" in the upper left corner of the screen, then click on the parcel you want information about. Another window will open that will enable you to get information about that parcel and will include a link to the Collin CAD site with tax and ownership information. This usually includes property description.
If you would like additional information about this site or have questions or suggestions about using it, you can provide feedback by clicking on the ‘Links’ in the upper right corner of the screen and then click on ‘Feedback’ which should open your mail application so you can email the GIS department.
Director of IT and
Special Asst to the City Mgr