Council Connection
July 7, 2017
town east

Online video offers information on Town East Boulevard (Military Parkway to Skyline Drive) Reconstruction Project

Director of Communications and Marketing Wayne Larson and City Engineer Corey Nesbitt offer detailed information about the Town East Boulevard (Military Parkway to Skyline Drive) Reconstruction Project in the July 5 edition of the Mesquite Minute. Visit to watch the video and others providing information and updates on road construction projects in Mesquite.

Fill the boot

Mesquite Firefighter's Fill the Boot campaign raises $38,000 for MDA

Representatives from the Mesquite Firefighters Association (MFA) presented a $38,000 check to Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Representative Caity Bowen during the City Council meeting on July 3. The funds were raised during the MDA's annual Fill the Boot campaign, supported by firefighters throughout the country for more than 60 years. The campaign was conducted in May with members of the MFA collecting donations at major intersections in Mesquite. The donations support research for 43 different diseases including muscular dystrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

addressing mesquite day

Volunteers needed for Addressing Mesquite Day on October 7

On Saturday, October 7, the Mesquite Ministerial Alliance and the City of Mesquite will host Addressing Mesquite Day. Volunteers are needed for this event, which matches community volunteer groups with homeowners in need of extra assistance. Priority is given to homeowners who are seniors, residents with disabilities and veterans. Visit to volunteer or for more information.

Fire academy

Applications now being accepted for 2017 Citizens' Fire Academy

The Mesquite Fire Department is now accepting applications for the 2017 Citizens' Fire Academy. The academy is a nine-week program which provides residents the opportunity to learn about the Fire Department directly from city firefighters and officers. The program is offered once a year and begins in September. Classes are held on Thursday nights from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., September 14 - November 9. Individuals interested in participating can complete an application available at

star transit

Public hearing on STAR Transit fare restructure to be held on July 10

A public hearing on the proposal to amend STAR Transit’s fare structure will be held on Monday, July 10, at 6 p.m. at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Avenue. Anyone wishing to make comments is invited to attend and express their views. Transportation to the meeting is available, but space is limited and advance booking is required. Call 877-631-5278 to schedule a ride. For more information, visit STAR Transit’s website at or call 469-474-2309.

parks and rec

July is national Parks and Recreation Month

Since 1985, Americans have celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month as designated by National Recreation and Park Association. Activities will be offered every day throughout Mesquite this month to highlight the vital and powerful role parks and recreation play in health and wellness. Visit to view all the activities available.


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