Council Connection: March 2, 2018
March 2, 2018
City Council

Mesquite City Council to meet Monday, March 5


On Monday, March 5, the Mesquite City Council Pre-Meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The City Council Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber. View the meeting agenda online at www.cityofmesquite.com/CouncilAgenda or watch the meeting live at www.cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings.
 
The meeting will also be broadcast via Facebook Live. Councilmembers and City staff will not be able to answer questions during the broadcast. City staff will address questions after the meeting. The City welcomes public engagement and encourages all participants to embrace the City’s social media guidelines available at www.cityofmesquite.com/SocialMedia.


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Town Hall Tuesday scheduled for March 6


The City of Mesquite will host a Town Hall Tuesday from 7 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. Attendees can learn about opportunities to become involved to help make a difference in Mesquite neighborhoods. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/TownHall for more information.


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City of Mesquite earns Community Impact award


The City of Mesquite received the 2017 Community Impact award from Sharing Life Community Outreach for the Spread the Love peanut butter and jelly drive that helps feed children during the summer. The Spread the Love campaign started in 2016. In the program’s two years, the campaign has raised enough donations of peanut butter and jelly to make more than 40,000 sandwiches. In addition, Spread the Love has raised thousands of dollars from corporate, civic and private supporters to purchase additional peanut butter and jelly. The program also supports Mesquite Social Services.


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Elks Lodge presents annual awards


On February 26, the Mesquite Elks Lodge #2404 presented their annual awards at the City Dignitary Awards Banquet. The lodge named Mesquite Police Officer Timothy Rountree as Police Officer of the Year; Mesquite Firefighter/Paramedic Aaron Hall as Firefighter of the Year; and Randy Lawson as Mesquite Citizen of the Year. Mr. Lawson, pictured, was recognized for his vision and dedication to further public awareness and funding to build a new Mesquite Veterans Memorial.



March pet adoption specials

Animal Services offers March pet adoption specials


Mesquite Animal Services, 1650 Gross Road, will offer two pet adoption specials in March. Visitors who find a four-leaf clover on a dog or cat kennel from March 15-17 will receive half off their adoption fee. From March 29-31, visitors to the shelter can find a special adoption discount by cracking open a confetti egg—discounts range from $10 off adoption fees to a free adoption. For more information on Mesquite pet adoptions, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/AnimalServices or call 972-216-6283.


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Citizen surveys available online for Town East and Skyline road reconstruction projects


The City of Mesquite held a public meeting on February 27 to discuss preliminary plans for the reconstruction of Town East Boulevard Phase 2 (U.S. 80 to Skyline Drive) and the future road project of Skyline Drive (Town East Boulevard to Peachtree Road). The meeting included a presentation of information for the project by City staff, exhibits of the proposed schematic plans and the opportunity for attendees to provide input. A citizen survey for each project and video broadcast of the public meeting is available online at www.cityofmesquite.com/TownEast and www.cityofmesquite.com/Skyline. For further information or questions, contact Corey Nesbit, PE, City Engineer, at 972-329-8535 or cnesbit@cityofmesquite.com.



Mayor Pickett flipping pancakes

Mesquite participates in IHOP's National Pancake Day fundraiser


The City of Mesquite participated in the International House of Pancakes’ (IHOP) National Pancake Day fundraiser at IHOP Mesquite, 701 Interstate Highway 30. Dine-in customers were offered a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. With every short stack of pancakes served, diners were encouraged to make a donation to IHOP Mesquite's charitable partner, Shriners Hospitals for Children. Mayor Stan Pickett attended the fundraiser and helped flip some of the first few pancakes served. IHOP Mesquite has raised more than $4 million for the annual fundraiser since 2012.


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Report road damage and other City service requests online 


The City of Mesquite makes it easy to report road damage, service requests and ask general questions online. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/ContactUsForm and complete the online form. This will allow City staff to track their progress and provide updates to the citizen on the status of their request. The same online form is available on the City’s mobile app. Choose the Citizen Request icon to access a link to the form. The MesquiteTX mobile app is available on the App Store and Google Play.


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Contact Us


We want to hear from you. If you have a concern or are experiencing an issue, please contact the City of Mesquite at 972-288-7711 or visit the City’s website at www.cityofmesquite.com/CitizenRequest for assistance.

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