Council Connection
July 28, 2017
police budget

City Council Budget Workshop presentations available online

On Friday, July 21, the Mesquite City Council and staff held a public budget workshop for the City's 2018 fiscal year beginning October 1. Several presentations were given, including the Mesquite Police Department's Quarterly Report. To view the presentations online, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings.


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Mesquite offers a variety of ways to stay updated on road projects


The City of Mesquite makes it easy for the public to stay informed about current and future road construction projects within Mesquite city limits. The webpage www.cityofmesquite.com/RoadProjects provides details on all transportation improvement projects as well as an interactive map. The monthly publication called The Road Report features updates on road projects and is available online at www.cityofmesquite.com/RoadReport or through an icon on the city’s mobile app, MesquiteTX. Frequent road construction updates are also provided in the free “Mesquite Messenger” email and text alert service that residents can receive weekly by signing up at www.cityofmesquite.com/MesquiteMessenger.


Addressing Mesquite Day

Addressing Mesquite Day job request deadline is August 4


The deadline for Addressing Mesquite Day job requests has been extended to August 4. On October 7, the Mesquite Ministerial Alliance and the City of Mesquite will host Addressing Mesquite Day. This event matches community volunteer groups with homeowners in need of extra assistance. Job requests are only accepted for owner-occupied homes and priority is given to seniors, residents with disabilities or veterans. Bilingual job request forms are available online at www.cityofmesquite.com/AMD. Request forms must be completed and returned by August 4 to: Addressing Mesquite Day, Attn: Debbie Randall, City of Mesquite, P.O. Box 850137, Mesquite, TX 75185-0137.


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Mesquite launches campaign to combat illegal bandit signs


This week, the City of Mesquite announced a new program to help eliminate the placement of illegal bandit signs in the community, and is asking the public to help remove them. Small advertisement signs placed in public rights-of-way and on utility or traffic control poles are considered bandit signs. It is illegal to place a bandit sign in public rights-of-way, which is the area of street, median and sidewalk between utility poles. However, with the permission of the property owner, it is legal to place a sign on private property. This includes a private residence, a business, a school or a park. For more information, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/BanditSigns, use the Bandit Signs icon on the City’s mobile app or call Environmental Code at 972-216-6276.


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Mesquite Animal Services raises bobcat awareness

As Dallas’ urban sprawl continues to push outwards, sightings and interactions with bobcats have increased. Bobcats typically weigh between 15 and 40 pounds and have tufted, pointed ears with large, black dots on the back. Mesquite Animal Services offers the following  safety tips to prepare residents: avoid walking through dense undergrowth where bobcats may be encountered; if you see a bobcat, do not approach, but return the way you came; keep pets confined to securely fenced areas and do not leave them unattended outdoors; keep your property well landscaped and your fence in good condition to discourage wildlife. Visit www.cityofmesquite.com/Bobcats for more information and report wildlife activity to Mesquite Animal Services at 972-216-6283. Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.



Marlins

Mesquite Marlins train with Olympic Gold medalist

Earlier in July, seventy-two members of the Mesquite Marlins swim team had an opportunity to train with Olympic Gold medalist, Josh Davis, at Town East Pool. Davis spoke with swimmers ages 5 to 18 about achieving excellence and coached them on swimming strokes. The training concluded with an opportunity to race Davis himself. Davis won three gold medals at the 1996 Summer Olympics games in Atlanta, Georgia and two silver medals at the 2000 Summer Olympic games in Sydney, Australia. The Mesquite Marlins is a summer swim team offered by Mesquite Parks and Recreation at Town East Pool. One hundred fifty-two swimmers participated in the 2017 season, which ran from June 5 - July 28.


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Let us hear from you. If you have a concern or are experiencing an issue, please contact the City of Mesquite at 972-288-7711 or visit the City’s website at www.cityofmesquite.com/CitizenRequest for assistance.

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