City Council
August 16, 2019
City Council

City Council to meet Aug. 19 at
City Hall 


Mesquite City Council meets on Monday, Aug. 19, at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The Pre-Meeting begins at 4 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B. The Work Session begins at 6:30 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 at www.cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings and via Facebook Live.


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City breaks ground on Front
Street Station project


A groundbreaking celebration to kick off construction of the Front Street Station project in Downtown Mesquite was held on Aug. 8. Front Street Station is a $5.5 million public improvement project that will update infrastructure, including new sanitary sewer lines, storm drain and water lines as well as the installation of three grease traps to accommodate restaurant development. New lighting, sidewalks, paving, shade structures, a stage area and more than 80 parking spaces will also be installed. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Downtown for details.


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Mesquite celebrates KidsQuest 2.0 with Last Play event and "Buy a
Picket" program


To commemorate the end of KidsQuest’s memorable era, a Last Play event was held on, Aug. 10. The City Council approved the replacement and expansion of the KidsQuest playground located at DeBusk Park, 1625 Gross Road. Input from the public was essential in the design of the new playground called “KidsQuest 2.0.” Specific requests included ADA accessibility, swings, tall slides, room to run, climbing features, and a unique environment for creative play, plus a new parking lot and renovation of the existing picnic pavilion. The new "Buy a Picket" program provides an opportunity to purchase personalized fence pickets for $25 each for the new playground. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Pickets for more information or call 972-216-6260. Watch this Mesquite Minute featuring KidsQuest 2.0.


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Remember to Drive Like Your
Family Lives Here


Most Mesquite schools will be back in session on August 19, which means the return of school buses, more pedestrians and children on bicycles. Please remember to stay alert. Children are often unpredictable and take risks, such as crossing the street in the middle of road or not looking both ways before entering the roadway. Plus, the distraction of smartphones, earbuds and digital devices have become yet another hazard for motorists sharing the road. Watch this public service announcement by City Manager Cliff Keheley and MISD Superintendent Dr. David Vroonland.


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Monthly sales tax receipts


The August sales tax receipts, which represent sales activity for the month of June, for the City of Mesquite, were 4.5% above the amount reported for the same period last year.  Year-to-date sales tax collections for the City are trending 2% above last year’s collections. Sales tax contributes 27% of the total revenue used to support the General Fund.  The City uses the General Fund for services including police, fire, parks and recreation, libraries, neighborhood services and public works. For more information, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Transparency


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Mesquite Public Health Clinic offers back to school hours


The Mesquite Public Health Clinic, 1616 N. Galloway Ave., will offer extended back to school hours through Aug. 23. The clinic will be open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Vaccines are $14 per child. All children must have complete shot records with them. Clients will be seen on a first come, first served basis. For eligibility requirements and more information, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/HealthClinic or call the clinic at 972-329-8326.


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Last day to file for office by candidates is Aug. 19


The last day for City Council candidates to file to be placed on the ballot is Aug. 19. Candidates can file for office with the City Secretary’s Office, 1515 N. Galloway Ave., Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/2019CityElections for City Council Candidate Packets and more information or call the City Secretary’s Office at 972-216-6244.


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Mesquite offers recycling bins and promotes "Know What to Throw" recycling campaign


The City of Mesquite is committed to developing sustainability practices and encourages all residents to recycle. Green 18-gallon recycling bins are available to Mesquite residents. To request a green recycling bin, call 972-216-6972 or request one online at www.cityofmesquite.com/Recycling. Residents may also use blue recycling bags purchased at the City Cashier at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/KnowWhatToThrow to watch a fun educational video on recycling, then test your knowledge by taking the Do You Know What to Throw quiz.


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Mesquite Animal Services discussed on KEOM


Recently, Mayor Stan Pickett talked with Jeanne Saadi, Manager of Animal Services, and Emily Mashburn, Mesquite Animal Pawtners, on KEOM radio about the 90% save rate at the Mesquite Animal Shelter, the Aug. 17 Clear the Shelters event and all the good work of local rescue groups as well as volunteers. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Radio to listen to the broadcast.


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Register to vote at certain City facilities through Oct. 4


The Mesquite City Council 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.


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Contact Us


We want to hear from you. If you have a concern or you are experiencing an issue, call City of Mesquite at 972-288-7711 or visit www.cityofmesquite.com/FAQ for assistance.

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