Council Connection

December 18, 2015

QuickTrip Building in Mesquite

Quick Trip has announced the construction of a new store at the northeast corner of Samuell and Buckner.  The site is located within both Dallas and Mesquite city limits and created unique challenges for the company. Planning staff met with company officials and proposed a modified development plan that allowed QT to have their building entirely within the City of Mesquite, thus solving the development challenges.  This proposal was a win-win for the City and for QT and represents the philosophy that the City has towards development - understand the objectives of the company, apply the City’s development codes, and where conflicts arise, find solutions that benefit both parties.  We appreciate the efforts of Jeff Armstrong, City Planner, and the development team for finding a way to make this work.  

Dugout Covers Replacement

Parks and Recreation Department staff completed the installation of new dugout covers and scorekeeper stand covers at Valley Creek Baseball Complex. These covers replace deteriorating windscreen covers.


Solid Waste Numbers for FY 2014-2015

During fiscal year (FY) 2014-2015, the Solid Waste transfer station staff hauled almost 50,000 tons, or roughly 100,000,000 pounds, of municipal solid waste from the Service Center to Waste Management’s Skyline Landfill. This took 2,935 trips for the three-man staff and the five tractor trailers that travelled a total of 137,358 miles transporting the waste.

Phone Application for Water Bill Payment

There are currently no fees related to making a payment through the phone app option. For other water bill payment options visit,

phone app

Town East Water Tower

In addition to the improvements to the Town East Water Tower which were completed in 2014, the City installed new LED lights which are adjusted to new color schemes throughout the year for Holidays or special occasions.  The lights are currently set for red and green for the Christmas holiday.  

Town East Water Tank

Council Connection 

Due to the upcoming holidays, no Council Connection will be produced next week. The Council Connection will return the following week after the Christmas holiday. 

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