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Mosquito Fogging Program Begins This Week

Rockwall, Texas – July 18, 2017 – The City of Rockwall mosquito abatement program has continually monitored mosquito populations in live mosquito traps in various locations around the City. Those samples are sent to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to be tested for West Nile virus. The State informed the City that a live mosquito did test positive for West Nile virus, but there are no reported human cases of West Nile virus within the city limits.

Based upon the recommendation of the City Health Official, the City of Rockwall staff is initiating a mosquito abatement program this week consisting of fogging a select targeted area within the city for three consecutive days: Sunday, July 23 through Tuesday, July 25, between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

If you would like to request that your residence not be sprayed, please call (972) 771-7761 or email the Parks & Recreation Department at wyoung@rockwall.com.

The mosquito trapping and monitoring program began in early spring and will continue throughout the fall. However, DSHS emphasizes that personal protection is still the best defense against mosquito bites. For more information and tips on prevention, please visit the city website here.

Myers Dog Park

Rockwall, Texas – July 18, 2017 – The Parks Department will begin work on a project to improve the turf quality at the Myers Park off-leash dog area due to high traffic and soil compaction.  This project will hopefully reduce the wear and tear on the grass which eventually creates a muddy experience.  We will be testing three different types of turf that are known for their wear resistance and shade tolerance.  Unfortunately this means we will need to close the area to the public for a few selected days in order to make these improvements.  This will only affect the large dog side.  The small dog side will remain open. Those dates are:

Wednesday morning July 18 from 6:00 am to noon
Thursday, July 27th, Friday 28th and Monday 31st for dirt work
And again Tuesday August 1st through Friday August 4th for sod installation and sod establishment.

City of Rockwall’s Art Commission
Issues Call for Experienced Artists

Rockwall, Texas – July 6, 2017 – Over the last few years, the face of Downtown Rockwall has been changing, and there’s a new project coming up that will continue that transformation. The voter-approved 2012 Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funded revitalization of Historic Downtown, including the creation of the San Jacinto Plaza outdoor space, a mural honoring Rockwall’s past and present at 110 South Goliad Street—the gateway to downtown, and a new mural coming soon. The City of Rockwall’s Art Commission has issued a request for proposals for an artist to create the new mural at 109 East Kaufman Street at the site of the new Cain’s Corner Park.

It’s part of the Art in Public Places Project, established more than a decade ago by forward-thinking city leaders who wanted to ensure funding would be dedicated to promoting the arts in the area. The first mural was completed this past spring, and is one of several planned for the downtown district.

Plans for the current project include paying homage to the history of the space, formerly a used car lot, which was traditionally a place for local residents to gather and socialize over coffee. The Art Commission requests specific elements in the proposed design to include 50s/60s-era cars, similar in style or reminiscent of the 1973 film, American Graffiti. In addition, in recent years, the space has become a popular spot for photos, and the Commissioners are hoping to encourage an interactive style to continue in the new mural as well.

Interested artists can learn more about the parameters of the project and how to apply by clicking here. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on July 31, 2017. 

City of Rockwall
2016 Annual Report

Known for its vibrant landscapes and rich history, the City of Rockwall has become a hub for activity in recent years. Rockwall was once a small, primarily residential, scenic city by the lake. Now, with more than 41,000 residents, Rockwall is a growing community that offers dynamic business opportunities and an extraordinary quality of life for its residents. 2016 Annual Report...

City of Rockwall Works to Protect Storm Victims from Potential Scam Artists

ROCKWALL, TEXAS – April 4, 2017 – Homeowners are still working to recover from the storms that devastated their homes last week in North Rockwall—and the City of Rockwall is providing tips to protect residents from becoming victims of potential scam artists. Before the storm had subsided or the debris was even cleared away last Wednesday, contractors were in the Dalton Ranch neighborhood looking to repair homes in the area. Now the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released a video featuring local leaders that warns residents of the dangers of potential scam artists:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT4InCBlfuE 

Trustworthy contractors will provide valuable services to homeowners in their recovery efforts. Tips provided by the Texas Department of Insurance for seeking needed repairs have been posted on the City’s website at:

http://www.rockwall.com/buildinginspections/

For more information, please contact the Building Inspections Department at (972) .771-7709.

City of Rockwall gets
an "Excellent” Rating
for Transparency

The City of Rockwall received an excellent rating and ranked among the best in this area related to transparency in handling and responding to requests for public information. The City was one of 113 local agencies audited by The Dallas Morning News over a period of one year, a study in which the newspaper assessed how well state laws were followed regarding open access to information about how taxpayer money is spent and whether best practices were followed.
more..

City of Rockwall Performs Regular Test of Outdoor Emergency Warning Siren

The City of Rockwall conducts regular tests on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. unless there is severe weather approaching or already in the DFW area.

For more information, please contact:
Joey Boyd
Director of Internal Operations
Phone: (972) 772-6408
Email

Emergency Alert and
Preparedness Program Details

Rockwall, Texas – Rockwall County Emergency Management is currently utilizing a communications service that allows us to send important, valuable safety information directly to residents using the latest technology. more...

City of Rockwall Honored As
Preserve America Community

The City of Rockwall was recently honored with the designation as one of the nation’s newest Preserve America Communities. Preserve America is a federal initiative to encourage and support community efforts to preserve and enjoy America’s priceless cultural and natural heritage. more.

Rockwall...
It's Just Better Here

VIDEO from the Rockwall EDC showcasing Rockwall.  The "Epic" 8 minute version  will be premiered at the North Texas Commercial Real Estate Expo (NTCAR) at the Sheraton Downtown Dallas in front of about 1,500-2,000 commercial brokers, etc.  We have done this show for years and we are always asked where's Rockwall?  Well...we are showing them!  Please share Rockwall, It's just better here.
watch the video..



Only Rain
Down The Drain

Do your part to help Keep Rockwall’s Waterway’s Clean!  Be on the lookout for pollutants that can damage our natural environment.  If you see any illicit/illegal discharges into our Inlets, Storm Sewers, Lakes, Creeks and Streams please report by calling (972)-772-6791.  Types of Illicit/illegal discharges:  Chlorinated backwash and draining associated with swimming pools, fertilizers, pesticides, lawn/landscape waste, household toxins, Industrial discharges, oil, anti-freeze, paint, cleaning fluids, sanitary sewer discharges, septic tank discharges, wash waters from commercial/industrial activities and washing machine discharges.

Current Area Lake Levels

Lake Ray Hubbard
Lake Lavon

Mayor Jim Pruitt
Open Office Hours at
City Hall

Mayor Jim Pruitt has announced he will have open office hours each Monday from Noon to 4 P.M. at Rockwall City Hall, 385 S. Goliad Street (one block south of the Downtown Square). more...

Rockwall City Council provides an Open Forum at each meeting

Open Forum is an opportunity for citizens to address the Council so that it can hear specific concerns or general comments. 

The Mayor and Council welcome any citizen wishing to address the City Council during the Open Forum providing that no public hearing is scheduled for the topic and comments be limited to (3) three minutes. 

The City Council does not typically respond to citizen concerns or take action during the meeting as a result of comments offered during Open Forum.  If directed by Council, the appropriate action to address a citizen’s concerns will be initiated by a member of the City Manager’s staff during normal business hours.

NTMWD Consumer
Confidence Report

The North Texas Municipal Water District 2015 Consumer Confidence Report is available on their website.  
NTMWD Consumer Cconfidence Report

Rockwall Needs a Trader Joe's

A group of enthusiastic citizens are using social media to recruit a Trader Joe’s to come to Rockwall. 

If you would like to show your support, like and share their Facebook page at Rockwall Needs a Trader Joe’s

Check out the free recipes and meal ideas at
www.traderjoes.com/recipes

Charter Cable
Programming Changes

Charter Communications has informed the City of Rockwall that its channel lineup is continually evolving to meet the changing needs of its customers.  Charter recently increased their total high-definition lineup, boosted the video on demand offering, and increased broadband speeds following a move to an All-Digital platform.  more...

Let's Tackle
Kitchen Grease!

Why Should I help?

  • Prevent grease buildups from blocking sewer lines.

  • Stop sewer overflows into streets and storm drains

  • Save money spent on costly cleanups of sewage spills.

  • Reduce the number of times you have to clean your
    grease trap (food services).

  • Protect the quality of our water.

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