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March 9, 2018
Town Hall Tuesdays

Watch Town Hall Tuesday video broadcast online


The City of Mesquite hosted a Town Hall Tuesday on Tuesday, March 6, at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The topic was neighborhood vitality. Attendees learned about opportunities to become more involved to help make a difference in Mesquite neighborhoods. A copy of the presentation and  a video of the gathering can be viewed at www.cityofmesquite.com/TownHall.


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Watch presentations from City Council Goal Setting Retreat held
on March 2


The Mesquite City Council held its annual Goal Setting Retreat on March 2. The retreat began with updates from City departments on accomplishments and areas of progress from the previous year. Watch a video broadcast of presentations by the City’s Police, Neighborhood Services and Economic Development departments.


Mesquite Veterans Memorial

Mesquite City Council agrees to purchase property to expand City Lake Park


On March 5, Mesquite took another step closer towards building a new Veterans Memorial when the City Council approved the purchase of residential property at 425 S. Galloway Ave. near City Lake Park. The $185,000 property purchase is part of Council’s plan for downtown infrastructure improvement. A community-wide effort to raise public awareness and funding for a new Veterans Memorial was launched in November 2017. For more information about the campaign to build a new memorial, visit www.MesquiteVeteransMemorial.org.


Bloomfield Homes

Dallas-Fort Worth’s fourth largest homebuilder to expand into Mesquite


Mesquite continues to experience unprecedented new home construction since the 1980s with the announcement that Bloomfield Homes will build 750 homes in the master-planned community of Ridge Ranch, located at the intersection of East Cartwright Road and Lawson Road. City Manager Cliff Keheley indicated that the model homes in Ridge Ranch could be ready by early 2019.
 
Ridge Ranch will surround Mesquite ISD’s Don Achziger Elementary School. The development will include one and two-story single-family homes as well as an amenity center. The homes will range from 1,800 to 4,000 square feet of living space. Many of the large home sites will accommodate swimming pools and three-car garages. Home prices will average from $260,000 to $400,000.
 
In 2017, Mesquite was ranked by SmartAsset as the Healthiest Housing Market in Texas. The survey also indicated that Mesquite residents remain in their homes on average of 15 years. Housing stability and affordability within the community were factors that placed Mesquite at the top of the survey.


Mesquite Police Department

Increased DWI patrols during spring break


As part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Plan While You Can” campaign leading up to Spring Break, the Mesquite Police Department and law enforcement officers across Texas will increase DWI patrols to identify and stop impaired drivers. The increased enforcement runs through March 19. Drivers under the influence of alcohol face up to $17,000 in fines and fees, jail time and loss of their driver’s license.


public hearing

Public Hearing scheduled March 22 on Animal Services Tethering Ordinance 


Mesquite Animal Services will host a public hearing to discuss the City’s tethering ordinance at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave., in the second-floor training rooms. Staff will make a brief presentation and then take comments from the public.


Berry road closure map

Portion of Berry Road to be closed through September 20


The section of Berry Road between Faithon P. Lucas Boulevard and Edwards Church Road will be closed to both east and westbound traffic for a period of approximately six months, from March 12 - September 20, 2018. Edwards Church Road will remain open to allow access to the remainder of Berry Road. Detour signs will be posted to guide motorists. This closure is due to the Scyene Road reconstruction project and construction of Ashley Furniture Industries South Central Distribution and Fulfillment Center, 4000 E. Scyene Road.


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Spring Break activities at Mesquite Main Library March 12-17


Children age 12 and younger can practice their motor, social and cognitive skills during spring break by attending activities at the Mesquite Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive. From March 12 - 17, the libraries will host different activities each day. Learn more by calling 972-216-6220 or visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Library


weeds workshop

Free Weed Maintenance and Watering Workshop to be held on March 20


Attend a free workshop to learn the best approach to managing weeds without the overuse of chemicals and time. The class will take place from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave., in the second-floor training rooms. Register online at www.cityofmesquite.com/Utilities or by calling 972-329-8300.


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Citizen surveys available online for Town East Boulevard 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 meeting is available online at www.cityofmesquite.com/TownEast and www.cityofmesquite.com/Skyline. Surveys are due March 23. For further information or questions, contact City Engineer Corey Nesbit at 972-329-8535 or cnesbit@cityofmesquite.com.


Beverly Abell

Mesquite welcomes Downtown Development Manager Beverly Abell


On March 1, the City of Mesquite welcomed Beverly Abell as the City’s first Downtown Development Manager. Abell brings more than 25 years of downtown development experience to Mesquite. In addition to overseeing the City of Tyler Main Street Department since 2005, Abell has served as director of the Greeley, Colorado Downtown Development Authority and downtown development consultant for a variety of organizations and government agencies. Abell has a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She is also a former president of the Texas Downtown Association and its first recipient of the Susan Campbell Award for Professional Excellence in downtown redevelopment.


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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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