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City to Partially Close SH 66 Boat Ramp

Beginning, Thursday, August 09, 2018, only 1 boat ramp will be open due to low lake levels.  Two other boat ramps are too shallow and will be closed until lake levels increase enough to allow users to launch without the possibility of damage to their water craft.  Lake Ray Hubbard is currently down more than 3 feet.

The Rockwall Parks & Recreation Department will continue to monitor lake levels throughout the summer and place signage at the boat ramps, and provide updates to the community on Facebook and at www.playrockwall.com.

Applications Being Accepted
for Rockwall Youth Advisory Council

The City of Rockwall is accepting applications for students who wish to be considered for the 2018-2019 Rockwall Youth Advisory Council (YAC). The City Council will fill four vacancies on the YAC for the upcoming school year.  Applicants should be freshmen through seniors who reside within the city limits of the City of Rockwall.  The purpose of the Rockwall YAC is to provide participation by local youth in municipal government and to teach students more about how local government works. The Rockwall Youth Advisory Council provides opportunities for positive community impact through organized participation in various city-sponsored activities and events.  YAC students may also become involved in initiatives that benefit local youth.

For more information about the program and to submit an application online, visit www.rockwall.com/youthcouncil.asp  At least one letter of recommendation is required, and applications are due no later than Monday, August 27 by 8:00 a.m.  Letters of recommendation may be e-mailed to kcole@rockwall.com.  Interviews will be scheduled for the afternoon of Thurs., August 30 with appointment selections being made by the Rockwall City Council at its Tuesday, September 4 meeting.  If you apply, please be sure to make yourself available after school on Thurs., August 30 for a brief (10 min.) interview.  Questions may be directed to Kristy Cole, City Secretary, either by e-mail or by calling (972) 772-6406.

Summer Safety:
Take Protective Steps during
Mosquito Season

Rockwall, Texas – July 12, 2018 – The City of Rockwall is encouraging residents to take proactive steps during the hot summer months to help protect against mosquito-borne illness. Mosquitoes are worst especially at dusk and dawn, and they can spread illnesses such as West Nile virus and Zika. Here are a few ways to reduce exposure:   

  • Use an approved insect repellent every time you go outside and follow the instructions on the label. Approved repellents are those that contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.

  • Regularly drain standing water, including water that collects in empty cans, tires, buckets, clogged rain gutters and saucers under potted plants. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.

  • Wear long sleeves and pants at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

Currently no confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus have been found within the City of Rockwall. If you would like to report an area with stagnant water that you request to be treated, email wyoung@rockwall.com. Please keep in mind, that the City is only able to treat stagnant water on public property. For additional information, visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/wnv_factsheet.htm

TRAFFIC ALERTS:

Westbound I-30 Lane Shift at FM 3549

Rockwall, Texas – July 25, 2018 – WEATHER PERMITTING, on August 1 from 9:00am to 3:30pm, traffic will be reduced to one lane on westbound I-30 at FM 3549 to shift traffic onto permanent pavement. Following the shift, two lanes will be open. The new traffic patterm will allow the project to enter the next phase of construction. The $32 million project will reconstruct the interchange, frontage roads and ramps at FM3549 and I-30.

SH 276 Project Kicks Off

Rockwall, Texas – August 14, 2018 – Work is kicking off on the reconstruction of SH 276 to FM 549 in Rockwall. The project will widen the roadway to a four-lane highway with a center median and sidewalks. SH 276 will be realigned between SH 205 and Wildrose Drive. Intersections will be constructed at Faircrest Drive and Graystone Drive and the Sh 276/SH 205 intersection will be relocated south to connect to Sids Road. The existing Sh276/Sh 205 intersection will remain but will not connect to the realigned SH 205. The project is estimated to be completed by the Spring of 2020.

Ed Bell Construction Company is the contractor on the $20.6 million project. Work is expected to complete in spring of 2020.

TxDOT to Begin Maintenance
Work on FM 1141

Rockwall, Texas – June 20, 2018 – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has informed the City of Rockwall that they will begin a maintenance project on FM 1141, from SH 66 to FM 552, starting Monday, June 25. As part of the project TxDOT will create two 11 foot lanes with a three foot shoulder in each direction. The project is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2019.

Quail Run Road Set to Close
for Construction

Rockwall, Texas – June 5, 2018 – The developer of the Stone Creek subdivision in North Rockwall has announced that construction will begin on Quail Run Road on Monday, June 18. Demolition and paving improvements are set to begin on Quail Run Road between Memorial Drive and Hays Lane, barring any unexpected delays. Traffic control measures will be installed at 9 a.m. on June 18, and will remain in place until the project completion about September 2. Closure Map...


City of Rockwall
2017 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.
2017 Annual Report...

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.

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.

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 latest North Texas Municipal Water District 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

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.

    More (English)... | More (Spanish)...

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...

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