Council Connection
January 13, 2017
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Monthly sales tax report


The State Comptroller’s Office reported a 6.3 percent increase in the City’s sales tax collections for the month of January.   In terms of the City budget, the City collected $146,500 more this month than the same period last year. Overall, sales tax collections are up 2.3 percent for the year and is an indicator of a stable and healthy local economy. For more detailed information on how the City uses its sales tax revenue, visit the City’s website at www.cityofmesquite.com/Transparency.
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Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield to headline
Lone Star Legacy Gala


The Mesquite ISD Education Foundation has announced Grammy winner and multi-talented rock star Rick Springfield will headline the 11th annual Lone Star Legacy Gala on Saturday, February 25 at Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive. All proceeds benefit Mesquite Independent School District teachers and students. Visit www.mesquitefoundation.org for more event information.


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City offices closed for
Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Most City of Mesquite offices will be closed on Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash and recycling will not be collected. Collection will occur on the next scheduled collection day. For a complete list of closures and service impacts, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Holidays.


Deputy Marshal Williamson

City Deputy Marshal receives Certificate of Merit

City of Mesquite Deputy Marshal Jeffery Williamson was recently awarded a Certificate of Merit with Merit Bar for his work to improve the Municipal Court's outstanding warrant system. His self-initiated efforts have produced a more efficient notification process, resulting in a higher collection rate of outstanding warrants. The Marshal program was launched in 2015 to enhance the safety of the Mesquite community and Municipal Court. The program is certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.


The First Tee

Registration is open for The First Tee

Registration is now open for The First Tee of Dallas, an instructional golf program offered at The Mesquite Golf Club. The program is held on Saturdays from February 18 through March 18. Children, ages 7 – 10, will practice from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and teens, ages 11 -17, will practice from 12 – 1:30 p.m. The fee is $50 per golfer. Scholarships are available upon request. Visit www.thefirstteedallas.org to register.



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Social media share icons added to City website for video clips

Video clips from archived City Council and other public meetings can now be easily shared online through social media icons on the City’s website at www.cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings. The icons can be accessed through the “Share” tab on the webpage and include Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. Clips can also be emailed through the same Share tab on the webpage.


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Mesquite City Council to meet
on Tuesday, January 17


The Mesquite City Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Avenue. View the meeting agenda online at www.cityofmesquite.com/CouncilAgenda. The meeting can also be watched live online at www.cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings.


Recreation

January’s Real. Texas. Recreation. video available online

Watch the latest Real. Texas. Recreation. video online at www.cityofmesquite.com/RealTexasRecreation. The brief news program provides information on events and programs for all ages hosted by the Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department throughout the month of January.


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