Council Connection: September 14, 2018
September 14, 2018
Mesquite City Council

City Council to meet September 17


On Monday, September 17, 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. The meeting agenda is available online at cityofmesquite.com/CouncilAgenda. Meetings are broadcast live at cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings and via Facebook Live


Mayor's Fall Prayer Breakfast

Mayor's Fall Prayer Breakfast is September 20


Mayor Stan Pickett, in partner with Vision Mesquite, will host a prayer breakfast from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Thursday, September 20, at the Mesquite Arts Center Rehearsal Hall, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. In support of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the featured speaker is Stacey Peterson, published author and ovarian cancer survivor. Mesquite Rehabilitation Institute is generously sponsoring the breakfast. This event is free and open to the public.


Free Medicare Workshop September 20

Attend a free Medicare Workshop on September 20


The Mesquite Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive, will host a free Medicare Workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 20. The program focuses on the four parts of Medicare (A, B, C and D), Medicare eligibility, the three enrollment periods, and differences between Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage plans. All ages are welcome and no registration is required. Learn more by calling 972-216-6220.


The Marketplace in Downtown Mesquite

The Marketplace continues in Downtown Mesquite 


Visit Downtown Mesquite to shop produce, crafts and culinary items from local vendors and merchants. The Marketplace is open from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, September 22, at 150 W. Main St., and returns every second and fourth Saturday through November. Learn more at TheMarketplaceDFW.com


Guts and Glory Fun Run September 29

Guts and Glory Fun Run to take place September 29


Channel your inner hero during the Guts and Glory Fun Run on Saturday, September 29. This non-competitive, non-timed fun run includes obstacles along the route. Registration is open to runners 42 inches and taller; adults must accompany children age 14 and younger. The event includes a Kid Run at 8:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to 12. Register online or at any Mesquite Recreation Center. View course routes and details at cityofmesquite.com/GutsAndGloryFunRun


National Night Out is October 2

Register your National Night Out event with the Mesquite Police Department


The Mesquite Police and Fire departments will attend neighborhood activities throughout the community on National Night Out, October 2. Each year, neighborhood groups in Mesquite actively participate in events such as block parties and cookouts. Requests for attendance at an event by Mesquite police officers or firefighters are met on a first-come, first-served basis. Register your event and request attendance by emailing crimeprevention@mesquitepolice.org.


Mesquite public safety dispatcher

Become a Mesquite public safety dispatcher


Mesquite is seeking full-time public safety dispatchers. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Salary starts at $17.50 hourly. View a job description and apply online at cityofmesquite.com/Employment


Fall 2018 Fun Guide

Fall 2018 Fun Guide available online


Fall into our latest Fun Guide and browse classes, programs, athletics and events for all ages. The Fall 2018 Fun Guide is available online at cityofmesquite.com/FunGuide. Activities are offered September through December. Call 972-216-6260 for more information.





September sales tax report

Monthly sales tax report


The State Comptroller’s Office reported a 4.2 percent increase in the City’s sales tax collections for the month of September compared to the same period last year. September’s report is based on sales reported by local businesses during the month of July. Year-to-date collections are trending a little over one percent, or $280,000, in additional revenue. For more information on how the City uses its sales tax revenue, visit cityofmesquite.com/Transparency.


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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 cityofmesquite.com/FAQ for assistance.

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