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  Questions or Comments? Contact Lauri Dodd by email or phone (972) 772-6559

 


Rockwall Hosts City Council
Candidate Forum

Rockwall, Texas – April 14, 2021 – The City of Rockwall will host a Candidate Forum for the contested Rockwall City Council seat in the upcoming election. The event will take place on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m-12 noon in the City Council chambers at Rockwall City Hall (385 South Goliad).

The event will be open to the public, and also live-streamed so that residents have ample opportunity to view the forum. Candidates participating in the forum include, Priscylla Bento, Jerry Welch, Clarence Jorif, Dennis Lewis, and Ronald Smith. The candidates in this Forum are all running for Place 3 (2-year term). Other seats up for election are not contested and will not participate in the Forum. Early voting runs from Monday, April 19 through Tuesday, April 27. Election Day is Saturday, May 1.

Rockwall Police Department -
Rules and Regulations Involving Golf Carts

Q: What need exists for enforcement of golf cart regulations?

A: Many residents have expressed concerns about children driving golf carts in an unsafe manner. In addition, Rockwall Police Officers have witnessed unsafe golf cart driving by juveniles, who often are unfamiliar with basic rules of the road and driver courtesy. The intent is to enforce existing state laws now to avert possible future tragedies. more...

City of Rockwall May 1, 2021
General Election

Rockwall, Texas – December 18, 2020 – In early 2021, the City of Rockwall will call an election to be held on May 1, 2021 for the purpose of electing the Mayor and three City Councilmembers - one each for Places 1, 3 and 5. Terms for Rockwall City Councilmembers are for a period of two years. Incumbents Bennie Daniels (Place 1) and Dana Macalik (Place 5) are eligible to run for re-election if they so desire. Mayor Jim Pruitt and Councilmember Kevin Fowler (Place 3) are both ‘termed out’ in their current seats. In addition to the Mayor’s seat and Places 1, 3, and 5, a one-year term associated with Seat 6, currently occupied by Councilmember Anna Campbell, will also appear on the ballot. Ms. Campbell was appointed to the Rockwall City Council in June of 2020 to fill a vacancy until the next general election.

An informational candidate packet for residents who may be interested in learning more about running for Rockwall City Council is available both at City Hall (385 S. Goliad on the 3rd floor, City Secretary’s Office) and online at www.rockwall.com/citysecretary.asp on the City Secretary’s webpage. The period for submitting an application for a place on the May 1 ballot runs from Wednesday, January 13 through Friday, February 12.

It is anticipated that the City of Rockwall’s municipal election will again be administered by the Rockwall County Elections Administrator, as has been done in past years. Early voting is scheduled for Monday, April 19 through Tuesday, April 27 (excluding Sunday). Election Day voting will be held Saturday, May 1 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Specific information concerning polling locations and early voting times will be made available on our city website and on the county Election Administrator’s website as soon as those details become available.

Applications for ballots by mail must be requested from and mailed to the Rockwall County Elections Administrator’s Office and received no later than the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on April 20. The address is 915 Whitmore Dr., Suite D, Rockwall, TX 75087.

City of Rockwall Continues Work to
Limit In-Person Interaction to Increase Safety

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 Utility Billing, Building Inspections and Neighborhood Improvement Services departments will be working with customers to handle business either online or via telephone:

Utility Billing

  • Utility billing payments can be made online.

  • Residents can call to make payments at (972) 771-7736.

  • Utility billing new service applications can be downloaded and then you can call (972) 771-7736 to pay the deposit.

Building Inspections and
Neighborhood Improvement Services

  • Obtain permits, certificates of occupancy, and contractor registrations here.

  • Residents can also call for assistance at (972) 771-7709

Please direct questions regarding ballots by mail, voter registration, designated voting locations, voter identification requirements, absentee voting, precincts, etc. to the county elections office by calling (972) 204-6200 or visiting www.rockwallvotes.com online. Information concerning the Rockwall City Council municipal election may be directed to the City Secretary, Kristy Cole, by calling (972) 772-6406 or by email at kcole@rockwall.com.

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.

 



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...

Only Rain
Down The Drain

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.

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.

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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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 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

NTMWD Consumer
Confidence Report

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