Council Connection: November 9, 2018
November 9, 2018
Atmos Energy reveals title sponsor donation for Mesquite Veterans Memorial

Atmos Energy announces title sponsorship of Mesquite Veterans Memorial


Atmos Energy announced their sponsorship of Mesquite’s Veterans Memorial, pledging $100,000 toward the project. Atmos Energy made the announcement during a special ceremony Nov. 5 at City Lake Park. The memorial will be located near the park, with preliminary designs set for 2019. Read more.


Chief Charles Cato gives MPD quarterly report

Mesquite Police Department presents quarterly report to City Council


The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) presented its quarterly update during the Nov. 5 City Council Work Session. Chief Charles Cato reported a reduction in residential burglaries compared to the same period in 2015, as well as a notable decline in commercial burglaries. Watch the full report.

 
Thank you to these employees for providing our community with Real. Texas. Service.

Mesquite recognizes Real. Texas. Service. Champions


Mesquite honored four City employees with Real. Texas. Service. Champion awards during the Nov. 5 City Council meeting. The program celebrates employees who provide exemplary customer service and achieve accomplishments that merit special recognition. Watch the awards presentation or visit cityofmesquite.com/ServiceChampions to learn about these employees’ service to the community.


2018 County Clerk of the Year Leisa Becket

Mesquite celebrates Texas Municipal Court Week and announces County Clerk of the Year


The Mesquite Municipal Court participated in Texas Municipal Court Week, Nov. 5-9, which recognizes the significant role municipal courts serve in preserving our quality of life. Mayor Stan Pickett presented a proclamation to the Mesquite Municipal Court and honored 2018 Clerk of the Year Leisa Becket.

 

City Council redistricting

Watch public hearing and presentation on proposed City Council redistricting plans


The City Council held a public hearing Nov. 5 on proposed redistricting plans. Watch the public hearing. The Council received a report on the latest plan during the Pre-Meeting. Watch the report and discussion.

 

Monte Anderson to speak during Mesquite Entrepreneurs Event Nov. 13

Tickets still available for small business workshop Nov. 13


Purchase your tickets to the Mesquite Entrepreneurs Day event from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at The Gathering at Corner Theatre, 214 W. Davis St. Hosted by Mesquite’s Business Retention and Expansion team, the event features a presentation by national speaker and community developer Monte Anderson. Participants may choose to attend part or all of the concurrent sessions that repeat at 3:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Learn more at MesquiteEntrepreneursDay.com.


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Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. community survey ends Nov. 14


Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. (KMB) seeks to keep Mesquite a clean, beautiful city in which to live, work and visit. As KMB updates its strategic plan, your input is important. Complete KMB’s Community Survey by Nov. 14. For more information, visit KeepMesquiteBeautiful.org.
 


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Mesquite Police Department is now accepting donations for Santa Cop Toy Program


The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) is accepting donations for its Santa Cop Toy Program through Dec. 12. The annual toy drive assists disadvantaged children and families served by Mesquite Independent School District during the Christmas season. Make the holiday brighter for a local child by dropping off new, unwrapped toys at the MPD lobby, 777 N. Galloway Ave. Monetary donations are accepted online or by mail to Mesquite Police Department, c/o Santa Cop, P.O. Box 850137, Mesquite, TX 75185-0137. Learn more at cityofmesquite.com/SantaCop.

 

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 24

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 24


Downtown Mesquite invites you to participate in the nationwide Small Business Saturday Nov. 24. Experience locally owned restaurants, shops and services in the heart of the community while being treated to seasonal goodies and your last chance of the year to shop at The Marketplace. The event includes pop-up businesses and special activities. Call Downtown Development Manager Beverly Abell at 972-216-6450 for more information.


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Complete Mesquite's Comprehensive Plan survey by Nov. 30


Mesquite is updating its Comprehensive Plan. Give your input by completing an online community survey by Nov. 30. City leadership discussed the plan and answered questions during last week’s Town Hall Tuesday. Watch a video of the meeting.
 


Take the time: Take. Lock. Hide.

Take. Lock. Hide. to prevent auto theft and break-ins


The Mesquite Police Department’s Take. Lock. Hide. campaign educates residents about three easy steps they can take to reduce the risk of vehicle break-ins and theft: take your keys, lock your car doors and hide your valuables. It only takes 10 seconds to Take. Lock. Hide., but a criminal only 20 seconds to break into a vehicle. Watch the brief videos Take the Time, Victims of Opportunity and Don’t Become a Number for safety tips.

 
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