Council Connection: November 22, 2019
November 22, 2019
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Mesquite earns high ratings in 2019 community survey


Mesquite’s 2019 community survey results are available online. City Council received the results at this week’s Pre-Meeting, which highlighted several City services that rated higher than the Texas and United States average. Survey results consisted of a random sampling of 851 Mesquite residents who completed the questionnaire by mail or online. Read the survey report or watch the Pre-Meeting presentation.


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City holiday closures


Most City offices and facilities are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29. Mesquite Animal Services and City recreation centers are open Nov. 29. There is no trash or recycling collection Nov. 28; however, trash collection will occur Nov. 29. View a complete list of closures.


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Learn more about your Mesquite property tax bill


Approximately 26% of each property tax bill in Mesquite goes to the City to pay for services such as police, fire, public works, and parks and recreation. An additional 51% of the bill goes to Mesquite Independent School District. The City created an infographic and educational video for Mesquite property owners to learn more about their tax bill, how the bill is developed and where the money goes. View the graphic. Watch the video.


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Shop local on Small Business Saturday Nov. 30


Join your friends and hometown businesses in Downtown Mesquite for the 10th anniversary of Small Business Saturday. Enjoy shopping, festive surroundings and more while you support local businesses. According to a 2018 Small Business Economic Impact Study, for every dollar spent at a small business in the U.S., approximately 67 cents stay in the local community. Shop small from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.


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Experience a Hometown Holiday in Mesquite


From November through New Year’s Day, Mesquite transforms into a winter wonderland. Enjoy a steaming mug of cocoa, snack on fresh-baked cookies and lose yourself in the twinkling downtown Christmas lights. Enjoy a sing-along with the Mesquite Symphony Orchestra one week, and roast marshmallows in Westlake Park the next. It’s the season to make Christmas memories in Mesquite. View holiday events at visitmesquitetx.com/HometownHolidays.


Lit Christmas tree in Downtown Mesquite

Christmas on the Square and Tree Lighting Dec. 3


Ring in the holidays at Christmas on the Square, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Heritage Square, 150 W. Main St. Enjoy live music and dance performances, complimentary hot chocolate and cookies, and the annual lighting of the tree. Food trucks are available for paid food purchases.



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Christmas in the Park Dec. 7-8


Mesquite continues its holiday kick off during Christmas in the Park from 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8. The event takes place at Westlake Park, 601 Gross Road. Activities include free carnival games and make-and-take crafts, marshmallow roasting, pictures with Santa, and free cookies and hot chocolate. Admission and parking are free. Learn more.


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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 cityofmesquite.com/FAQ.

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