Council Connection: October 12, 2018
October 12, 2018
Mesquite City Council

City Council to meet October 15


The Mesquite City Council Pre-Meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. Monday, October 15, 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. Meeting agendas are available online at cityofmesquite.com/CouncilAgenda. Meetings are broadcast live at cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings and via Facebook Live.



child getting vaccinations

Mesquite Public Health Clinic begins flu shots October 15


Beginning October 15, the Mesquite Public Health Clinic, 1616 N. Galloway Ave., will offer flu shots while supplies last. Flu shots are available for $25 each, no appointment needed. The clinic is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Clients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call the clinic at 972-329-8326 or visit cityofmesquite.com/HealthClinic.


Mesquite redistricting plans

Give your input on Mesquite's redistricting plans


Mesquite is transitioning the system for electing its six Council members to a single-member-district system. Watch this video illustrating Mesquite redistricting. You can give input and ask questions during a public meeting at 7 p.m. October 16, at Florence Recreation Center, 2501 Whitson Way, and at 7 p.m. October 18, at Rutherford Senior Center, 900 Rutherford Drive. For more information, visit cityofmesquite.comRedistricting.



Help plan Mesquite's future

Help build City's Comprehensive
Plan for the future of Mesquite


Give your input as Mesquite begins updating its Comprehensive Plan—the long-term vision used by the City Council in planning the future growth, development and revitalization of our community. Complete a comprehensive plan survey at cityofmesquite.com/CompPlan. Give your opinion during Town Hall Tuesday at 7 p.m. October 30 at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. For more information, visit cityofmesquite.com/TownHall.


October 2018 Road Report

October 2018 Road Report available online


The City of Mesquite's latest Road Report is available online at cityofmesquite.com/RoadReport. The October 2018 report provides status updates on 10 road reconstruction projects as well as residential street repairs within the Real. Texas. Roads. program.



PumpkinFest 2018

PumpkinFest is October 20


Mark your calendar for a medieval experience at PumpkinFest from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, October 20 at Valley Creek Park, 2482 Pioneer Road. New this year is a Medieval Lancer show and a Falconry bird show. Families can enjoy carnival games and rides, a petting zoo and community stage performances. Admission is free; however, food, games and activities will have a fee. Be sure to dress as your favorite storybook character to participate in the costume contest. Learn more at cityofmesquite.com/PumpkinFest



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STAR Transit to hold public meeting October 23


STAR Transit will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. October 23, at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave., to discuss changes to Express Bus Route 282, also known as COMPASS. Schedule a ride to the meeting by calling 877-631-5278. Effective October 1, midday service is no longer available on Express Bus Route 282. View revised schedules at dart.org or call 214-979-1111 for more information.



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Mesquite Police Department graduates 10 new recruits


The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) graduated 10 recruits from its Basic Police Officer Course (BPOC) on October 5. The recruits completed 27 weeks of the BPOC program and now will begin a 17-week field training program. Upon successful completion of the field training program the police officers will be assigned to patrol duties.



AMD 1000th home

Addressing Mesquite Day program reaches 1,000 homes


This year marked the 14th anniversary of Addressing Mesquite Day (AMD) and the 1,000th homeowner assisted by the one-day event that provides exterior home repairs for disadvantaged homeowners in Mesquite. This year, City leaders, clubs, businesses, civic and faith-based organizations worked together to make repairs to 105 homes, with the help of more than 1,100 volunteers. The work included painting the outside of homes, significant yard work and fence construction.


Mayor Pickett accepts food donations

Community supports students and families with #GallowayGives


Galloway Elementary School hosted their #GallowayGives campaign this week. The program seeks donations of food and clothing for those in need. Mayor Stan Pickett helped with the donation drive by attending to help accept donated food and canned goods as students arrived to school. All donations benefit Sharing Life Community Outreach.



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Blue Bell Creameries, Inc. celebrates 40 years in Mesquite


This week Blue Bell Creameries, Inc. celebrated 40 years of operation in Mesquite. The business moved to Mesquite in September 1978. Watch this episode of Mesquite Minute to hear Manager Les Clark highlight the occasion.


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Contact Us


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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