Council Connection
April 28, 2017

Mesquite to launch new online permit and plan management system

The City of Mesquite will host an open house to introduce a new online permit and plan management system on Thursday, May 11 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Avenue. The new digital system will enable the online submittal of permit and plan applications, the payment of associated fees, an electronic review process, requests for inspections and more. During the open house, attendees will be able to learn more about the new system, speak with City staff and pre-register to begin using the online platform. For more information, contact Jeff Armstrong, Assistant Director of Planning & Development Services, at 972-216-6345 or


Municipal Election early voting underway

The annual Municipal Election will be held on Saturday, May 6 to elect a Mayor and Councilmembers for Places 1, 2 and 6. Early voting began on April 24 and will continue through Tuesday, May 2 at Lakeside Activity Center, 101 Holley Park Drive, in Mesquite. On May 6, polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. For voting hours on and before election day as well as a list of polling locations, visit

Vanston Park

A neighborhood Night at the Park celebration to be held on May 18

Extensive renovations to Vanston Park, 2913 Oates Drive, have been completed. In celebration, the public is invited to enjoy A neighborhood Night at the Park with a free cook-out and games on Thursday, May 18 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. New features to the park include two lighted baseball game fields, a new picnic shelter, lighted basketball court, walking trail and improved parking for visitors to the park as well as Vanston Pool.


City of Mesquite receives
2017 Bond Credit Rating Reports

The City of Mesquite recently completed the bond rating process for the proposed 2017 bond sale. The City requested ratings from Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings and Moody’s Investors Service. Both agencies reaffirmed the City’s strong bond ratings, indicating sound financial planning and creditworthiness. To view the full reports, visit

Officer of the Year

Mesquite Police Department presents Meritorious Conduct Awards

Each year, the Mesquite Police Department Meritorious Conduct Board reviews recommendations for awards based on outstanding acts of public service by department employees and citizens. This year 30 individuals were honored during the City Council meeting held on April 17. The Officer of the Year award was presented to Officer Don Phillips. Detention Officer Ricardo Rodriguez was awarded Civilian of the Year. For more information about these awards and those recognized, visit


Mesquite Summer Camp registration begins May 1

The Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department will host four camps this summer at locations throughout the city. The camps include Sports Camp, Blast Camp, Teen Camp and Camp Rorie-Galloway. All camps will offer a variety of activities, plus field trips and swim days weekly. Visit for more information.

Lauren rose

Assistant to City Manager completes Leadership North Texas University program for young professionals

Lauren Rose, Assistant to the City Manager, recently completed the leadership program offered by Leadership North Texas University. The graduate-level leadership program was founded in 2009 by the North Texas Commission Foundation to recruit, develop and support young professionals who have a commitment to civic engagement. The four-month program examines the demographic, infrastructure challenges and sustainability of the North Texas region to prepare the next generation of regional leaders.


Mesquite Garden Club celebrates Earth Day with donation to
Florence Ranch Homestead

In honor of Earth Day, the Mesquite Garden Club donated a 30-gallon live oak tree for planting on the grounds of the Florence Ranch Homestead, 1424 Barnes Bridge Road. Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department employees Chad Krajca, Harry Serna and Cele Alvarez planted the tree on the property. Earth day is held each year on April 22 to promote awareness and provide education for environmental protection.


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