Council Connection: February 2, 2018
February 2, 2018
Mesquite City COuncil

City Council to meet on February 5


On Monday, February 5, the Mesquite City Council Pre-Meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B at Mesquite City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The City Council Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber. View the meeting agenda online at www.cityofmesquite.com/CouncilAgenda or watch the meeting live at www.cityofmesquite.com/WatchCouncilMeetings.
 
The meeting 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 available at www.cityofmesquite.com/SocialMedia.


2018 neighborhood summit

Register for the 2018 Neighborhood Summit by February 9


Registration for the City of Mesquite’s inaugural Neighborhood Summit is required by February 9. The summit, hosted by the Office of Neighborhood Vitality, will take place on Saturday, February 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2600 Motley Drive. The public is invited to attend this free event to learn how to become more involved, build neighborhood connections and identify opportunities for community engagement. A continental breakfast sponsored by Panera Bread of Mesquite will be served at 8:15 a.m. For more information or to register online, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/NeighborhoodSummit



ulta ribbon cutting

ULTA Beauty now open at Market East Shopping Center


Mesquite’s new ULTA Beauty store opened its doors on January 26 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The beauty store, located in the newly expanded Market East Shopping Center at 1655 N. Town East Blvd., provided its first 100 guests with a free gift. The Market East Shopping Center will soon welcome Home Goods and Michaels as well.


Powell and Malone retirements

Mesquite Fire Department honors retiring employees


This week, the Mesquite Fire Department (MFD) honored two retiring employees. Firefighter Jason Powell retired on January 29 after 28 years of service. On January 31, Fire Captain George Malone retired from the MFD after 25 years of service. Captain Malone has served as the MFD’s chaplain since the mid-1990s. He will continue to teach future firefighters as an instructor at the Collin College Fire Academy.


Where millennials are buying homes

Mesquite listed in top 10 cities where millennials are buying homes


Personal finance website SmartAsset.com recently listed Mesquite as seventh in its top 10 cities where millennials are buying homes. In the study, millennials are defined as those younger than age 35. Mesquite’s millennial homeownership rate increased from 29.8 percent in 2007 to 31.9 percent in 2017. The 2.1 percent increase places Mesquite at number six for millennial homeownership rate change. Read the full report


North Texas Municipal Water District

Lower Bois d'Arc Reservoir construction approved


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has granted a 404 permit to allow construction to begin on the Lower Bois d’Arc Reservoir. The North Texas Municipal Water District has been working for over 15 years with federal, state and local officials on planning for the new lake that will provide water for the growing communities it serves. The 16,641 surface acre lake will be located northeast of the city of Bonham in Fannin County. This is the first reservoir to be built in Texas in 30 years. The lake will be one of the key sources of water to meet the needs of a growing region expected to double in population in the next 50 years. Construction will begin this spring with completion expected in 2022. For more project information, visit www.ntmwd.com/projects/lower-bois-darc-creek-reservoir


Mesquite go red 2018

City employees Go Red for American Heart Month


On February 2, City of Mesquite employees participated in the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Day to help raise awareness of women’s heart health. Town East Water Tower and the towers at City Hall have been lit red as well for the duration of February in support of the campaign. For more information on heart health and American Heart Month, visit the American Heart Association’s webpage at www.goredforwomen.org.


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