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Mayors Request Governor Abbott
Rockwall, Texas – April 8, 2020 – Rockwall Mayor Jim Pruitt, in partnership with the mayors of several other cities in Rockwall County, has petitioned Governor Gregg Abbott to put a freeze on property tax values for 2020. In concern for the numerous financial challenges residents have already experienced this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and the potential hard times still ahead, the mayors sent a unified letter to the governor requesting that he put a stop to property appraisal increases for this year, essentially rolling back the appraisals to 2019 values. The clock is ticking on this request, as the valuation letters are currently at the printer and are set to be mailed on Tuesday, April 14.
City of Rockwall Cancels
Rockwall, Texas – April 8, 2020 – The City of Rockwall has made the difficult decision to keep pools at Gloria Williams Park and Harry Myers Park closed for Summer 2020 due to COVID-19. Based on the current Stay-At-Home order and uncertainty of when those conditions will change, the proper training of life guards cannot be conducted in a timely manner to provide this recreation amenity to the public. Once public health restrictions are lifted, there will be many other exciting recreation opportunities to enjoy. Follow the Parks & Recreation Department on Facebook, Instagram, and Playrockwall.com for future updates.
City of Rockwall to Cancel
Rockwall, Texas – April 7, 2020 – The City of Rockwall is cancelling the Founders Day Festival scheduled for May 16 at Harry Myers Park due to the coronavirus. The action to cancel the event for 2020 is to further protect the public and minimize the risk of community spread of the virus. This is consistent with current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health authorities. The City of Rockwall continues to provide citizens with essential services and will remain focused on taking all precautions during the COVID-19 situation. The City looks forward to a great event in 2021.
Rockwall Baseball & Softball League
Rockwall, Texas – April 6, 2020 – The Rockwall Parks & Recreation Department is cancelling the spring season of the RBSL due to ongoing risks related to COVID-19. Summer tournaments may still be offered, but the timeline for registration will depend on the length of Stay-at-Home orders issued by Governor Abbott. The current order is in effect until April 30, 2020. Follow the Parks & Recreation Department on Facebook, Instagram, and Playrockwall.com for future updates.
City of Rockwall Continues Work to
Rockwall, Texas – March 26, 2020 – As we mentioned last week with building inspection permits, the City of Rockwall is working to limit in-person interaction, while continuing to provide essential services to residents and the public. In an attempt to protect everyone in these uncertain times, the Rockwall Municipal Court, Utility Billing, Building Inspections and Neighborhood Improvement Services departments will be working with customers to handle business either online or via telephone:
Building Inspections and Neighborhood Improvement Services
Emergency Alert and
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 Performs Regular
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.
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Facts about Drinking Water Disinfection
Disinfection of drinking water is critical to protecting consumers from disease-causing microorganisms, called pathogens, including bacteria or viruses. Disinfectants are very effective at inactivating (or killing) pathogens and have enormously benefited public health. For example, the incidence of typhoid fever was reduced by 1,000-fold in the U.S. in the last century by implementing the disinfection of drinking water. more...
Do your part to help Keep Rockwall’s Waterways 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 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 latest North Texas Municipal Water District Consumer Confidence Report is available on their website.
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City of Rockwall gets
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.