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May 11, 2018
election results

Mesquite voters amend City Charter and elect Councilmembers for Places 3, 4 and 5


On May 5, Mesquite voters approved all eight proposed City Charter amendments and elected Councilmembers for Places 3, 4 and 5 in the Annual City Election and a Special Charter Amendment Election. Incumbent Councilmembers Bruce Archer, Dan Aleman, Jr., and Greg Noschese were re-elected to their respective places. A special City Council meeting will be held on May 15 at 7 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 757 N. Galloway Ave., to canvass the election results. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/ElectionResults for more information.


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Mesquite to hold May 17 public meeting on Skyline Drive design options


The City of Mesquite will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, to discuss design options for the reconstruction of Skyline Drive from Town East Boulevard to Peachtree Road. The meeting will take place in the Rugel Elementary School cafeteria, 2701 Sybil Drive. This meeting is the second opportunity for residents to review design alternatives, ask questions and express preferences about the projects. The meeting will include a presentation of information, exhibits of the proposed schematic plans, as well as the opportunity for attendees to provide input and to participate in a question-and-answer session with City staff.

A public input session will also take place at the May 21 City Council meeting to allow for additional comments from residents. For further information or questions, contact Corey Nesbit, PE, City Engineer, at 972-329-8535 or cnesbit@cityofmesquite.com.


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Employees honored with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards


Mesquite honored four City employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the City Council meeting on May 7. The Real. Texas. Service. Champions program celebrates employees who provide exemplary customer service and achieve accomplishments that merit special recognition.
 
The following employees were recognized: Finance System Analyst Cynthia Sanchez, Custodian Richard Pegue, Executive Secretary Debbie Randall and Water Meter Reader Blake Watts. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/ServiceChampions for information on the employees recognized and their service to the community.


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Mesquite's new ordinance to prohibit unattended tethering takes effect July 1


Effective July 1, a new City ordinance takes effect in Mesquite that prohibits tethering of dogs unless the owner is physically present within the outdoor area where the dog is tethered and the dog is in view of the owner at all times. Dogs must also have access to water and shelter at all times and be confined by a fence of sufficient strength, height and durability to prevent the animal’s escape. 
 
In addition, dogs may not be left outside when temperatures are below freezing; a heat advisory has been issued by the a local or state authority or jurisdiction; or a hurricane, tropical storm or tornado warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. 
Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/BePetFriendly for more information.
 
Residents in need of assistance to contain their pet(s) or provide shelter are encouraged to call Mesquite Animal Services at
972-216-6283.


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Mesquite businesses featured in Small Business Week highlight


During Small Business Week (April 29 - May 5), Mayor Stan Pickett visited four local businesses to discuss their unique stories and learn more about their trade. The May 7 Council meeting featured a video highlighting Mayor Pickett’s visit with each business. Representatives from each business attended the meeting and were recognized by City Council. Watch highlights from Mayor Pickett’s visits to Reggae Wings & Tings, J & R Manufacturing, Mesquite BBQ, Dos Panchas Mexican Restaurant and Aim High Bounce.


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2018 Addressing Mesquite Day announced for October 6


The 2018 Addressing Mesquite day will be held on Saturday, October 6. Mayor Stan Pickett announced the date at the 15th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast held on the National Day of Prayer on May 3 at Family Cathedral in Mesquite. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/AMD and watch the brief video Addressing Mesquite to find out more about the event.


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Download the Mesquite Trash & Recycling app


Never forget your trash collection day again. Download the Mesquite Trash & Recycling app and receive collection reminders, service updates and waste/recycling tips. If you'd prefer to receive reminders by phone or email, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/SolidWaste to sign up. The Mesquite Trash & Recycling app is available on the App Store and Google Play.


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Mesquite Convention & Visitors Bureau hires new manager


The City of Mesquite recently announced the hiring of Jessica McClellan as the new manager of the Mesquite Convention & Visitors Bureau. McClellan’s experience includes 20 years of working with communities in public relations roles, including as a manager at the Utah State Office of Tourism and Executive Director of the American Fork City Chamber of Commerce. She graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in Public Administration and Political Science. 


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Monthly sales tax report


The State Comptroller’s Office reported a 3.4 percent increase in the City’s sales tax collections for the month of May compared to the same period last year.   May’s report is based on sales reported by local businesses during the month of March.  Year-to-date collections continue to remain relatively flat with an overall increase of approximately one percent.  For more detailed information on how the City uses its sales tax revenue, visit the City’s website at www.cityofmesquite.com/Transparency.


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