Council Connection
November 10, 2017
Dallas Heritage Band

Mesquite Veterans Memorial “Picnic in the Park” to be held November 11

On Saturday, November 11, join the Mesquite community as it celebrates Veterans Day 2017 at City Lake Park, 403 S. Galloway Ave, from 5 - 7:30 p.m. and begins a campaign to build a new Veterans Memorial in Mesquite. Enjoy a complimentary picnic dinner provided by the volunteers of the Mesquite Fire Corps while listening to the sounds of the Dallas Heritage Band. Dressed in authentic uniforms, this band plays period music from the Civil War, Indian Wars, WWI and WWII. Attendees can make tax-deductible donations toward the Mesquite Veterans Memorial during the event by cash, check or credit card. Visit for more information.


Mesquite Recycles Day to be held on November 11

Keep Mesquite Beautiful (KMB) and the City of Mesquite will offer Mesquite Recycles Day on Saturday, November 11, from 8 a.m. - noon in the front parking lot of Poteet High school, located at 3300 Poteet Drive. Vehicles should enter the event through the front entrance of the parking lot on Galloway Avenue. A document destruction truck will also be available onsite. For a complete list of items accepted, visit or call KMB at 972-329-8331.

proposed annexation

Special public meetings to be held on November 13 and 14

On Monday, November 13, at 7 p.m., the Mesquite City Council will hold a public hearing to consider annexation of territory within the City’s extraterritorial jurisdiction. The public hearing will be held at Mesquite City Hall, Council Chamber, located at 757 N. Galloway Avenue. All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard concerning the proposed annexation. Visit for more information.

An additional City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 14. The Pre-Meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B at Mesquite City Hall. The City Council Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber. View the meeting agenda online at or watch the meeting live online at    

Both meetings will also be broadcast via Facebook Live. Councilmembers and City staff will not be able to answer questions during the broadcast. City staff will address questions after the meeting. The City welcomes public engagement and encourages all participants to embrace the City’s social media guidelines

sales tax

Monthly sales tax report

The State Comptroller’s Office reported a 2.6 percent increase in the City’s sales tax collections for the month of November.   November’s report is based on sales reported by local businesses during the month of September.  Total fiscal year collections are almost $500,000 above budget, which is a 1.1 percent increase for the fiscal year.  For more detailed information on how the City uses its sales tax revenue, visit

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City of Mesquite supports the Greenlight a Vet campaign

The City of Mesquite is supporting the Greenlight a Vet campaign, which encourages the public to change one light to green in a visible location at a home or business during November as a symbol of appreciation and support for military veterans. The two light towers in front of Mesquite City Hall and the Town East Water Tower will be lit green during the month of November. Green is the color of hope, renewal and well-being. Visit for more information.


City employee receives 2017
Eastfield College President’s Sustainability Award

Kathy Fonville, Water Conservation and Recycling Coordinator for the City of Mesquite, was honored this week with the 2017 Eastfield College President’s Sustainability Award. The award winner is chosen through an intricate review process from a field of multiple nominees. Ms. Fonville was presented the award during Eastfield College’s Arbor Day celebration. In addition to her work for the City, Ms. Fonville serves on numerous regional committees to further the City’s interests and promote environmental stewardship.

La Prada

Repairs to La Prada Drive
(Gus Thomasson Road to Northwest Drive) begin

This week, the Public Works Department began an aggressive repair of La Prada Drive between Gus Thomasson Road and Northwest Drive. These repairs are not a street bond project, but part of the City of Mesquite’s regular street maintenance efforts. To learn more about other street projects happening in Mesquite, visit


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