Council Connection: July 6, 2018
July 6, 2018
Addressing Mesquite Day 2018

Volunteer deadline to assist on Addressing Mesquite Day extended to July 13

Addressing Mesquite Day will be held on Saturday, October 6. This annual event matches community volunteers with disadvantaged homeowners in need of assistance. The deadline to submit an online Volunteer Commitment Form has been extended to July 13. Complete the form and/or make a donation to assist with exterior home repairs at

Mesquite Police Association donates $10,000 to Mesquite Veterans Memorial Campaign

Mesquite Police Association donates $10,000 to Mesquite Veterans Memorial

The campaign to build a new veterans memorial in Mesquite received its largest one-time donation to date. During the July 2 City Council meeting, the Mesquite Police Association announced a $10,000 donation to the Mesquite Veterans Memorial campaign. Visit to learn about the campaign and how you can contribute to this cause.

Parks and Recreation Month 2018

July is Parks and Recreation Month

Join the City of Mesquite as we highlight the important role parks and recreation play in the health and wellness of our community. Throughout July, Mesquite Parks and Recreation will highlight fun activities planned at facilities throughout the city. Visit the Parks and Recreation webpage to browse the many ways you can get out and play in Mesquite. Be sure to mark your calendar for the Luau Pool Party at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13, at City Lake Aquatic Center, 200 Parkview St. Space is limited to the first 500 guests. 

Council hears quarterly update from the City’s Economic Development Department

Council hears quarterly update from the City's Economic Development Department

The City of Mesquite Economic Development Department gave its quarterly report at the Council pre-meeting held July 2. The department reported 200,000 square feet of new construction in Mesquite and more than $6 million in remodels to existing property. As part of its Business Retention and Expansion program, Economic Development has partnered with key investors to stay informed of current and future market trends, including creative and efficient ways to reuse properties. Watch a broadcast of the presentation.

June 2018 Road Report

June 2018 Road Report available online

The City of Mesquite's June 2018 Road Report is now available online at The report provides status updates on road reconstruction projects throughout Mesquite. View an interactive map and information on all current and future transportation projects at

Spread the Love pool discount

Take a swim, Spread the Love

Receive a $2 discount off pool admission this summer when you bring a jar of peanut butter or jelly to City Lake Aquatic Center, 200 Parkview St., or Vanston Pool, 2913 Oates Drive. Each donation supports Mesquite’s Spread the Love campaign, which encourages donations of peanut butter, jelly and/or financial contributions to help feed children during the summer when free or reduced school lunches are unavailable. Donations are accepted throughout the spring and summer months at several City facilities and special events

Neighborhood Leadership Workshop July 12

Neighborhood Leadership Workshop July 12

Registered neighborhood leaders, Crime Watch Captains and Homeowners Association (HOA) officers may attend a Neighborhood Leadership Workshop from 6 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at Florence Community Center, 2501 Whitson Way. Participants will learn how to complete a Block Leader Plan and use a Neighborhood Toolkit to recruit volunteers, host neighborhood meetings and implement problem-solving techniques. Neighborhood leaders may RSVP at Learn more by calling 972-216-6473.

Support historic preservation at Nibbles & Sips July 26

Support historic preservation at Nibbles & Sips event on July 26

The Board of Directors of Historic Mesquite, Inc., invites preservation supporters to attend a free Nibbles & Sips event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701-711 E. Kearney St. Enjoy light food and refreshments while learning about Mesquite’s historic properties, current and future projects. Guests can view the newly restored washhouse and root cellar buildings, as well as participate in a free screening of the film Past Preserved: The Restoration of the Lawrence Park BuildingsView more event details.

Learn about Mesquite's No Unattended Tethering ordinance

Learn about Mesquite's "no unattended tethering" ordinance 

Effective July 1, Mesquite City ordinance prohibits tethering of dogs unless the owner is physically present within the outdoor area where the dog is tethered and the dog is in view of the owner at all times. Dogs must also have access to water and shelter at all times and be confined by a fence of sufficient strength, height and durability to prevent the animal’s escape. Watch a video summary of the new ordinance. Residents in need of assistance to contain their dog(s) or provide shelter are encouraged to call Mesquite Animal Services at 972-216-6283. View the ordinance and additional information at

Mesquite ISD free Summer Food Service Program is underway

Mesquite ISD free Summer Food Service Program is underway

Mesquite ISD will offer free nutritious meals this summer to all children ages 1-18. Children do not need to be part of MISD to participate and no registration is required. Due to Health and Sanitary Rules, all meals must be eaten on-site; no part of the meal may be taken away from the site. Adults may purchase a breakfast for $1.50 and lunch for $3.00 at most participating locations. View meal sites, dates and menus in English or en Español. For more information, call Mesquite ISD Food & Nutrition Services at 972-882-5500.

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