Council Connection: August 10, 2018
August 10, 2018
Real Texas Roads concrete pour

Independent reports validate Mesquite's residential road repair process



Two independent architectural and engineering consulting firms have confirmed that the process used in the City of Mesquite's residential road repair program (Real. Texas. Roads.) is successful and cost-effective, and the City should continue the process with various modifications. The firms offered recommendations for increased success rates, such as using full depth repair for streets with commercial traffic, new procedures to allow more curing time of concrete as well as extra steps in applying the concrete and reinforcement materials. Read more.


Doggie Splash Day is Aug. 11

Doggie Splash Day to be held on August 11


Mesquite Parks & Recreation invites dogs and their owners to Doggie Splash Day from 9 a.m. - noon on Saturday, August 11, at Vanston Pool, 2913 Oates Drive. Contests will include a pet swimsuit contest, diving contest and a pet and owner look-alike contest. Admission is $5 for one owner and one pet, $2 for each additional pet, and $1 for spectators. Receive $2 off admission by donating a jar of peanut butter or jelly to the Spread the Love campaign. Proof of current dog vaccinations is required. Learn more at cityofmesquite.com/DoggieSplashDay or call 972-216-6260.  


Back the Blue ice cream social Aug. 15

Back the Blue Ice Cream Social to be held on August 15


Mesquite seniors are invited to enjoy a free bowl of ice cream with Mesquite police officers at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, at Goodbar Recreation Center, 3000 Concord Drive. Register by August 13 for an appropriate "scoop" count. For more information, call Goodbar at 972-329-8730.


Clears the Shelters Day is Aug. 18

Help Clear the Shelters on August 18


Find your perfect match on Clear the Shelters Day from 1 - 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 18. Mesquite Animal Services, 1650 Gross Road, will join animal shelters nationwide to waive pet adoption fees in an effort to find homes for all shelter animals. View Mesquite's adoptable animals online at cityofmesquite.com/AnimalServices, and be sure to meet our animals in person on Clear the Shelters Day. Read more about Clear the Shelters and the importance of pet adoption at ClearTheShelters.com.  


Mesquite Golf Club

Celebrate National Golf Month by giving back 


Celebrate National Golf Month by spreading the love and receive free driving range balls at Mesquite Golf Club, 825 Interstate 30. Throughout August, players who bring a donation of peanut butter or jelly to support the Spread the Love campaign will receive one free small bucket of driving range balls. Book your tee time at mesquitegc.com or call 972-270-7457.


Mesquite Trash & Recycling app

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 and recycling tips. If you prefer to receive reminders by phone or email, visit cityofmesquite.com/SolidWaste to sign up. The Mesquite Trash & Recycling app is available on the App Store and Google Play.


August 2018 sales tax report

Monthly sales tax report


The State Comptroller’s Office reported a 0.3 percent decrease in the City’s sales tax collections for the month of August compared to the same period last year. August’s report is based on sales reported by local businesses during the month of June. Year-to-date collections continue to remain relatively flat with an overall increase of almost one percent. For detailed information on how the City uses its sales tax revenue, visit cityofmesquite.com/Transparency.


Mesquite City Manager Cliff Keheley

Mesquite City Manager receives Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA


Mesquite City Manager Cliff Keheley received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). To receive the prestigious designation, a member must have significant experience as a senior management executive in local government; have earned a degree, preferably in public administration or a related field; and demonstrated a commitment to high standards of integrity and to lifelong learning and professional development. Read more


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