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

 


Important Information about Storm Debris

Rockwall, Texas – October 22, 2019 – Rockwall residents who have damage from Sunday night’s storms need to know where to put their debris. The Republic Services bulk trucks cannot fit in the alleyways and people need to put their storm debris at the front curb, just like they do for regular bulk pickup. Republic will be sending extra trucks out starting Wednesday to areas hardest hit by this weekend’s storms to help alleviate a buildup of excess debris.

Construction Project on John King
and SH 66 Begins 10/21

Rockwall, Texas – October 4 - Project Ladera, located at the intersection of John King Blvd. and Highway 66, will have construction operations starting on October 21. The project will require lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both SH 66 and John King Blvd. The construction is expected to be complete by December 9.

Traffic Shift on SH 276

Rockwall, Texas – October 3 - WEATHER PERMITTING, traffic on SH 276 between SH 205 and FM 549 will shift from its existing configuration to a new alignment on Oct 9, 2019 at 9:00pm. Traffic will be placed on a newly constructed roadway so that the project can move to the next phase of construction. The existing SH 276 will terminate at TL Townsend Dr. and the new alignment of SH 276 will connect to SH 276 at Sids Rd. A traffic signal will be placed at the new SH 205 and SH 276 intersection.

This closure is part of a $17.6 million project to reconstruct and widen SH 276 in Rockwall County. The project started in fall 2018 and is scheduled to finish in summer 2020.

Road Closure
Hays Road north of John King

Rockwall, Texas – September 27 - Road Closure - Hays Rd just North of Montrose Dr to John King on September 30, 2019. The work will take approximately 3 weeks to complete. We should be able to reopen Hays on Monday October 21, 2019.
Traffic Plan

Rockwall City Council Lowers
Tax Rate for Sixth Straight Year

Rockwall, Texas – September 17, 2019 – At their meeting Monday night, September 16, the Rockwall City Council voted to adopt a rate below the effective tax rate, which continues a six-year trend to decrease taxes for Rockwall residents. The approved tax rate is 1.42 cents less than the rate last year. Also at the meeting, the Council adopted the budget for fiscal year 2019-2020.

The City Council directed staff to prepare a balanced budget based on the effective tax rate, which allows the City to collect the same amount in taxes as the year before, as calculated by formulas prescribed by the state. The new tax rate of 38.79 cents per $100 of valuation is down from the 40.21 cents adopted for the previous year. The actual change in ad valorem tax for any individual property is also a function of its assessed value.

Some of the highlights of the 2019-2020 budget include:

• General Operating Budget of $39,048,300
• Total assessed value of $6.05 billion
• Three new full-time positions in the Fire Department
• Four Parks maintenance workers
• A mental health officer in the Police Department
• Increased funding for street maintenance projects

“Both as residents of this City and as a Council, fiscal responsibility is of the utmost importance to us. We are happy to adopt a balanced budget that continues to provide a high quality of life for residents, without unduly burdening our taxpayers,” said Rockwall Mayor, Jim Pruitt.

The new budget continues to address important services such as public safety, parks and recreation, and street repair and maintenance. Several factors combined to enable the City to utilize a rate below the effective tax rate without making substantial cuts to the budget, including increasingly robust sales tax revenue coupled with significant increases in growth-related new value. The City’s fiscal year for 2020 begins on October 1, 2019.

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..

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.

 

 



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.

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

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)...

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