City Council
August 2, 2019
City Hall

City Council to meet Aug. 5 at
City Hall 


Mesquite City Council meets on Monday, Aug. 5, at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The Pre-Meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B. The Work Session begins at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber followed by the Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. Meeting agendas are available at www.cityofmesquite.com/CouncilAgenda. The City broadcasts meetings via Facebook Live and at www.cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings. Support the Spread the Love summertime campaign to help children living in food insecure environments, by bringing a jar of peanut butter and jelly to the meeting. All donations benefit Sharing Life Community Outreach and Mesquite Social Services.


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STAR Transit offers Public Comment Form on Mesquite transportation through Aug. 5


On July 22, STAR Transit held a public meeting to obtain citizen input regarding transportation in Mesquite, including changes to the Mesquite COMPASS route and the addition of Mobility on Demand. Watch the STAR Transit Meeting. The public comment period will be open through the close of business on Aug. 5. Go to Public Comment Form to complete and submit the form online.


Front Street enhancements

Front Street Station groundbreaking event to be held on Aug. 8


A groundbreaking celebration to kick off construction of the Front Street Station project in Downtown Mesquite will be held on Aug. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the west 100 block of Front Street. The public is invited to bring their own shovels or garden spades to join officials in the groundbreaking activity, which begins at 6:30 p.m.  The celebration will include free cold treats, Marketplace vendors, artists, live music, interactive art projects, construction equipment on display and more. The groundbreaking event is free and open to the public. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/FrontStreetEvent for more information.


Kidsquest

Last Play event at KidsQuest Playground to be held on Aug. 10


After nearly 25 years of use, the structures at KidsQuest Playground at Debusk Park, 1625 Gross Road, have deteriorated beyond repair and need to be replaced. To commemorate the end of the current park’s era, a “Last Play” event will be held on Aug. 10, 1 - 3 p.m., at KidsQuest. Free shaved ice from Kona Ice will also be provided at the event. Individuals with a personalized fence picket at the park may pick up their picket at the event. For those unable to attend, pickets will be preserved and available for pick up at a later date. The City is committed to keeping the character and setting of the original playground. The new equipment will be all-inclusive, incorporating play features for all abilities, including special needs. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 972-216-6260.


Doggie Splash Day

Doggie Splash Day to be held on Aug. 10


Doggie Splash Day will be held on Aug. 10, 9 a.m. - noon, at Vanston Pool, 2913 Oates Drive. Dogs and their owners will have a great time swimming together and participating in the doggie swimsuit contest, pet/owner look-a-like contest, dog paddle race and doggie dive contest. The cost of admission is $5 for one owner and one pet, $2 for each additional pet and $1 for spectators. Proof of current vaccinations required. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/DoggieSplashDay for more information.


Budget

Watch the City Council Budget Workshop and department presentations online


All department directors presented their strategies and budget priorities for Fiscal Year 2020 to the City Council to be considered during the City Council Budget Workshop held on July 19. These presentations and the budget workshop may be viewed at www.cityofmesquite.com/2020BudgetVideos. A public hearing to receive citizen input on the proposed 2019 - 2020 annual municipal budget will be held during the August 2 City Council Regular meeting.


comprehensive plan

View the first draft of Comprehensive Plan presented at Town Hall Tuesday on July 30


The first public draft of the City’s new Comprehensive Plan was shown and discussed during Town Hall Tuesday held on July 30 at City Hall. Watch a video of the event online. The Comprehensive Plan is the long-term vision used by the City Council on growth, development and revitalization of the city. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/CompPlan for more information.


Bakers Brothers

Watch Open for Business video featuring Baker Brothers


The Open for Business video series highlights and features local businesses. Baker Brothers Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical is the first business featured in the series. Learn more about the company by watching Open for Business: Baker Brothers.


August Mainstream

August Mainstream available online in English and Spanish


The 2019 August issue of the Mainstream is available online through the City’s website. The Mainstream is the City’s monthly newsletter and features Mesquite news, programs, and upcoming events. The newsletter is available in both English and Spanish. The English version can be viewed at www.cityofmesquite.com/Mainstream. The Spanish version can be viewed at  www.cityofmesquite.com/MainstreamEspanol


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Register to vote at certain City facilities through Oct. 4


The Mesquite City Council recently passed an ordinance to establish designated voter registration sites at certain City facilities. Through Oct. 4, citizens can register to vote at the following locations: the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 1515 N. Galloway Ave.; the Main Library, 300 W. Grubb Drive; and the North Branch Library, 2600 Oates Drive. Watch a brief video on the Voter Registration Program in English or in Spanish for hours of service and more information. Additional information is also available at www.cityofmesquite.com/2019CityElections or by calling the City Secretary's Office at 972-216-6244.


50 plus program guide

August 50+ Program At A Glance available online


Mesquite offers three active Adult 50+ programs at Evans, Goodbar, and Rutherford Recreation Centers. Each center offers a variety of programs and special events each month. To learn about this month’s activities, view the August 2019 50+ Program At A Glance. For more information, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/50Plus or call 972-216-6260.


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