City Council
August 30, 2019
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Mesquite City facilities and offices closed on Sept. 2


City of Mesquite offices and facilities will be closed, with the exception of Mesquite Metro Airport, on Sept. 2 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. No trash or recycling will be collected until residents' next scheduled collection day. For complete service impacts, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Holidays.


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City Council to meet Sept. 3 at
City Hall


Mesquite City Council meets on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 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 via Facebook Live and at www.cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings.


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Learn more about Downtown Mesquite Revitalization


Earlier this month, Downtown Mesquite celebrated the start of the Front Street Station $5.5 million public improvement project with a ground breaking ceremony. Watch this video to learn more about the project and the plans for Downtown Mesquite.


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Mesquite receives high rankings in home sales and education


Two recent studies place Mesquite high on lists for homes sales and education. According to a study performed by the company SmartAsset, Mesquite is one of the easiest places to sell a home based on the number of days houses are on the market before selling. In addition, Mesquite schools received high grades in the Texas Education Agency’s first official grades for individual school campuses released in August. The Mesquite Independent School District earned an overall grade of B, with four campuses receiving the grade of A. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Rankings for more information on both reports.


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City of Mesquite’s 2018-19 Budget receives national recognition


The City of Mesquite received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the 2018-2019 Annual Operating Budget.  This is the 31st time the City has earned the national award and the first time the City has received a Special Capital Recognition. The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award is the highest award available in governmental budgeting. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Budget to view the budget.


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Mesquite Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association earns State awards


This month, the Mesquite Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association (MCPAAA) attended the 2019 Texas State Citizen’s Alumni Associations (TSCAA) conference in San Marcos. The association received the highest award for 2019 - Alumni Membership of the Year from the TSCAA. MCPAAA President Barbara Dunn also received the 2019 Member of the Year Award. The MCPAAA is made up of graduates of the Mesquite Citizen’s Police Academy and provides a variety of volunteer services to the Mesquite Police Department. Visit mcpaaa.org to learn more about the association.


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Mesquite to host 9/11 Memorial at Freedom Park


The City of Mesquite invites the public to attend a 9/11 Memorial at Mesquite Freedom Park, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. The event will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The program will include various speakers, presentations by Mesquite Fire and Police Departments, and musical performances by the Mesquite High School Show Choir. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/FreedomPark for more information about the park.


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Courtyard Concert Series featuring Plunk Murray to be held on Sept. 12


On Sept. 12, a free Courtyard Concert featuring the contemporary Irish folk music of Plunk Murray will be offered. This family-friendly event will be held from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Mesquite Arts Center's Courtyard. Visit www.mesquiteartscenter.org for more information on the Courtyard Concert Series.


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Movies in the Park and “Touch a Truck” to be held on Sept. 13


The Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department invites you to Movies in the Park on Sept. 13 at Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road, to watch the movie “Incredibles 2.” Pre-show activities begins at 7 p.m., including “Touch a Truck” where various city trucks will be onsite for children to explore. Bring your blankets and a picnic for the movie. The movie will begin at dusk. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/MoviesInThePark for more information.


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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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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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