Council Connection: February 23, 2018
February 23, 2018
engineers week 2018

Mesquite City Council honors professional engineers in the Public Works Department

At the February 19 Council meeting, the Mesquite City Council recognized the professional engineers of the City’s Public Works Department. Mayor Stan Pickett read a proclamation commemorating National Engineers Week, celebrated this year February 18-24. Watch a special video presentation that was shown during the meeting. The City’s engineers are currently managing projects totaling nearly $100 million.

Brickyard Cemetery presentation

Mesquite to install marker at historic African-American cemetery

At the February 19 Council meeting, the Mesquite City Council received financial donations to finalize a project to recognize African-American workers buried at the historic Brickyard Cemetery. Donations by residents, the local NAACP and Historic Mesquite, Inc. will provide the City a portion of the funds needed to install an official marker memorializing the site. The City will provide the balance of funds needed to complete the project. The permanent site marker will identify the names of many of those buried on the site and will house artifacts found on the site during an archeological study performed in the early 2000s. Watch a video of City Manager Cliff Keheley sharing the history of the Brickyard Cemetery.

Aleman earns award

Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Aleman earns 2017 Hero award

Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dan Aleman received the 2017 Hero award during The Men and Ladies of Honor Banquet on February 16. Tony Rorie, president and founder of The Men and Ladies of Honor organization, presented the award to Aleman for his contributions to the Mesquite community in 2017. The Men and Ladies of Honor organization combines mentorship and discipleship to provide a strategy of change for vulnerable youth in our communities.


Celebrate National Pancake Day at IHOP Mesquite on February 27

IHOP Mesquite will celebrate National Pancake Day from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 27. During this time, the public is invited to visit the IHOP Mesquite, 701 Interstate Highway 30, to enjoy a free short stack of Original Buttermilk Pancakes. Customers are encouraged to make a donation to IHOP Mesquite's charitable partner, Shriners Hospitals for Children. Every short stack IHOP serves will help reach their $5 million fundraising goal to support children battling critical illnesses. Learn more about IHOP’s National Pancake Day fundraiser.


public hearing

Citizen input meeting scheduled for February 27

The City of Mesquite will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 27, to discuss preliminary plans for the reconstruction of Town East Boulevard Phase 2 (U.S. 80 to Skyline Drive) and the future road project of Skyline Drive (Town East Boulevard to Peachtree Road). Project exhibits will be available for public viewing at 6:30 p.m. and the public meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Rugel Elementary School cafeteria, 2701 Sybil Drive. After the conclusion of the presentations, the City will provide a survey to each attendee at the meeting as well as online public access to the survey. For further information or questions, please contact Corey Nesbit, PE, City Engineer, at 972-329-8535 or

Mesquite code ambassadors orientation

Mesquite Code Ambassadors Orientation March 1

The City’s Neighborhood Services Department will host a Code Ambassadors Orientation at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave. Mesquite Code Ambassadors is a volunteer-based program that enlists the help of citizen volunteers to identify code violations throughout the community. Volunteers must undergo background checks, complete mandatory training and commit to six hours per month of volunteer time before participating in the program. For more information, visit or call 972-329-8704.

HomeGoods Mesquite

HomeGoods now open at Market East Shopping Center

Mesquite’s new HomeGoods store opened its doors on February 18 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The Mesquite City Council was in attendance to welcome excited shoppers to the newest retail store in Mesquite. The home fashion and merchandise store is located in the recently expanded Market East Shopping Center at 1655 N. Town East Blvd.

JC's Burger Bar and Aim High Indoor Bounce

Mesquite welcomes JC's Burger Bar and Aim High Indoor Bounce

JC’s Burger Bar, 1051 E. Davis St., held a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 20. Mayor Stan Pickett, Councilmember Bruce Archer and City Manager Cliff Keheley attended the ceremony to welcome the modern burger restaurant to Mesquite.
Aim High Indoor Bounce, 1210 W. Scyene Road, held a ribbon cutting on February 22. The family owned kids’ play facility features a full bounce room and arcade area. Mayor Pickett and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dan Aleman attended the ribbon cutting and took a tour of the facility. 

Mesquite fire department

Mesquite Fire Department swears in seven new recruits

The Mesquite Fire Department (MFD) welcomed seven new firefighters this month. Firefighters Parker Jackson, Lane Powell, Thomas Neff, Nicholas Dagenais and Ryan Terry were sworn in on February 8. Firefighters Nick Stephan and Keith Honey were sworn in on February 15.  All seven recruits have completed fire academy training and are assigned to MFD’s Operations division.

road work ahead

Report road damage and other city service requests online

The City of Mesquite makes it easy to report road damage, service requests and ask general questions online. Simply visit and complete the online form. This will allow City staff to track their progress and provide updates to the citizen on the status of their request. The same online form is available on the City’s mobile app. Choose the Citizen Request icon to access a link to the form. The MesquiteTX mobile app is available on the App Store and Google Play.

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We want to hear from you. If you have a concern or are experiencing an issue, please contact the City of Mesquite at 972-288-7711 or visit the City’s website at for assistance.

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