Council Connection
June 1, 2018
Mesquite City Council

City Council to meet June 4


On Monday, June 4, the Mesquite City Council Pre-Meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber, and the Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. 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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Mesquite youth can apply by July 3 to participate in Environmental Tuesdays


Keep Mesquite Beautiful invites high school students to participate in Environmental Tuesdays, a summer program that connects youth to our environment. Learn to kayak while helping clean our water supply, take a tour of the City's water tower, visit the native plant gardens at the Dallas Arboretum and spend a day at the water park—all while earning school service hours. Registration is free for existing Youth Environmental Leaders and $20 for new participants. Interested youth should submit an Online Interest Form and Parent Permission Packet by July 3. Download the forms and learn more by visiting www.cityofmesquite.com/YEL.



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Community celebrates Brickyard Cemetery Memorial Dedication


On May 31, Mesquite’s historic Brickyard Cemetery was dedicated during a memorial ceremony held at the site, located near the intersection of North Peachtree Road and Clary Drive. The City of Mesquite, Historic Mesquite, Inc. and members of the NAACP Mesquite Chapter hosted the memorial as a final step in their mission to preserve and honor the cemetery’s history. The cemetery was designated a State Historical Cemetery in 2002 by the Texas Historical Commission and is the final resting place for more than 80 African-American workers of the Dallas Pressed Brick Company.


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Porter Elementary students hold donation drive for Mesquite's animals in need 


Porter Elementary School students held a two-week donation drive at their school to benefit Mesquite Animal Services. Students in Ms. Henry’s fifth grade class decided to hold the drive as a way to make a difference for the animals who come into Mesquite’s shelter. 


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Mesquite's Summer Sizzle returns June 9


Mesquite’s Summer Sizzle festival returns on Saturday, June 9, from noon - 10 p.m. in Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road.

Headlining the festival is popular disco band Le Freak. Three winners will also be selected to receive backstage passes to meet The Voice contestant Hannah Kirby prior to her performance at 4 p.m. To enter the drawing, stop by the Parks & Recreation booth between noon - 3 p.m.
 
Other event offerings include pizza and rib eating contests, the annual mud volleyball tournament, arts and crafts, food trucks, and a Splash Zone and Kids Activity Zone. Admission and parking is free. For more event information, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/SummerSizzle or call 972-216-6260.


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Addressing Mesquite Day volunteer and assistance request forms due June 29



Addressing Mesquite Day will be held on Saturday, October 6. This annual event matches community volunteers with disadvantaged homeowners in need of assistance. Those interested in volunteering should complete an online commitment form by June 29. Homeowners who would like to request assistance (exterior only) should submit an online Job Request Form by June 29. Both forms are available at www.cityofmesquite.com/AMD. Job requests are only accepted for owner-occupied homes, and priority is given to seniors, residents with disabilities or veterans. Learn more at www.cityofmesquite.com/AMD.


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Mesquite's new tethering ordinance takes effect July 1


Effective July 1, Mesquite City Ordinance prohibits the unattended 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. The ordinance also sets requirements regarding animal nuisances, animal confinement and animal housing during inclement weather. View the complete ordinance and additional information at www.cityofmesquite.com/BePetFriendly.


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