Council Connection: October 4, 2019
October 4, 2019
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City Council meets Monday, Oct. 7

Mesquite City Council meets on Monday, Oct. 7 at City Hall, 757 N. Galloway Ave. The Pre-Meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. in Training Rooms A and B. Work Session begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber, followed by the Regular Meeting at 7 p.m. View meeting agendas online. The City broadcasts meetings via Facebook Live and at

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Voter registration deadline is Oct. 7

Oct. 7 is the last day to register to vote in the 2019 General Election. Check your voter registration status at You can learn about Dallas County’s new voting equipment by watching instructional videos in English and in Spanish. Early voting is Oct. 21-Nov. 1, and Election Day is Nov. 5. For more information on Mesquite elections, visit

City Council, City Manager and Iron Horse developers posed with ground breaking shovels, wearing hard hats

Mesquite breaks ground on Iron Horse Village

This week, City of Mesquite and Centurion American Development Group broke ground on Iron Horse Village, a new 54-acre mixed-use community located adjacent to the Mesquite Arena. Iron Horse Village will incorporate 336 single-family homes, 4.5 acres of green space and 130,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space. Read more.

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October Mainstream available online

Read the latest City announcements and events in the October Mainstream. This month’s newsletter includes information on Mesquite Recycles Day, kids' Turkey Camp, Mesquite’s annual Veterans Day Celebration and much more. Check it out

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Octo-purr cat adoptions at Mesquite Animal Services

Ring in fall with a new feline family member. Mesquite Animal Services (MAS) is offering $10 cat and kitten adoptions throughout October. Adoption includes spay or neuter, vaccinations, microchip and City registration. Come meet our felines at MAS, 1650 Gross Road. View all adoptable pets at MAS. For more information, call the shelter at 972-216-6283.

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Treasures Barn Sale and Preview Party Oct. 10-12

Join Historic Mesquite, Inc. (HMI) for the 8th Annual Treasures Barn Sale at Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney St. Shoppers can find everything from antique items to vintage toys to gently used clothing and linens. Take a first look at this year’s treasures during a preview party at 6 p.m. Oct. 10. The Barn Sale takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 11-12. For more information, call HMI at 972-216-6468.

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Small business workshop Oct. 15: Budgeting and Financials

Register for the final workshop in the Entrepreneurship to the Fourth Power small business series. The class takes place from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the City Hall Training Rooms, 757 N. Galloway Ave. In this class, budgeting and financial management are neutralized and explained by Amanda Flynn, Dallas Metropolitan Small Business Development Center, and Bridget Moon, Small Business Administration. Class is $10, dinner and materials included. Register at, and learn more by calling 972-216-6446.

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Mark your calendar for PumpkinFest Oct. 19

The 19th annual PumpkinFest takes place from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at Valley Creek Park. New this year is a live jousting tournament and falconry bird show. Enjoy community stage performances, children’s activity areas, carnival games, inflatables and carnival style food. Parking and event admission are free; however, food, games and some activities will have a small fee. For more event information, call Mesquite Parks and Recreation at 972-216-6260.

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Mesquite joins regional recycling education campaign

When it comes to recycling, do you know what to throw? Mesquite is collaborating with the North Central Texas Council of Governments and surrounding cities to support the Know What To Throw recycling education campaign. The goal is to improve recycling across the region by educating residents on which items are recyclable and which are not accepted. Get started by taking the Recycling Quiz. Residents can request a green 18-gallon recycling bin online or call 972-216-6972.

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