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Efforts Continue as City of Rockwall
Helps Residents During Floods

Rockwall, Texas – February 23, 2018 – Residents in about 20 homes in the Lake Rockwall Estates subdivision have been displaced, and the City of Rockwall has worked with Rockwall County Helping Hands, which has secured temporary housing for the families. City employees are currently assisting in the neighborhood, as more rain is forecast for the area.

The Lake Rockwall Estates subdivision was developed in the 1960s, prior to its annexation into the City of Rockwall in 2009, and prior to the neighborhood being regulated by the City’s development and engineering standards. All of the affected homes are located in the 100-year flood plain. Lake Rockwall Estates was established at a time before the area was in the city limits and before Texas counties had the legal authority to inspect construction. Many other homes in the area that are in the flood plain have not flooded but are subject to potential flooding when Lake Rockwall reaches capacity.

The Kaufman-Van Zandt-Rockwall Soil and Water Conservation District, which operates and maintains Lake Rockwall for the State of Texas, has provided time estimates for the lake level to subside once the rains stop. It is anticipated that the flood waters in Lake Rockwall should recede within about 10-14 days, provided there is no additional rain.

After the annexation in 2009, the City purchased the right to serve water and wastewater from a for-profit utility company (for those not served by private septic systems) to Lake Rockwall Estates. This facilitated substantially reduced utility rates for residents. The City also added the neighborhood to its garbage, recycling and bulk collection services contract, which did not previously exist in the unincorporated portion of Rockwall County. In addition, the City has resurfaced streets in the neighborhood as well, and is currently working to redesign County Line Road as a concrete street with curbs and gutters.

Families displaced by flooding may contact Rockwall County Helping Hands for assistance by calling the agency at 972-771-4357. Anyone wishing to help families affected by flooding may do so by making a contribution (marked “disaster relief”) to Rockwall County Helping Hands, 950 Williams Street, Rockwall, TX 75087.

City of Rockwall May 5, 2018
General Election

Rockwall, Texas – In early 2018, the City of Rockwall will call an election to be held on May 5, 2018 for the purpose of electing three City Council Members - one each for Places 2, 4 and 6. Terms for all elected Rockwall City Council Members are for a period of two years. One of the three incumbents – John Hohenshelt, Place 2 - is eligible to run for re-election if he so chooses. Councilmember Dennis Lewis (Place 4) and Councilmember Mike Townsend (Place 6) have reached the maximum number of terms reflected in the city’s charter and are therefore ineligible to run again for city office in 2018.

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 - 3rd floor, City Secretary’s Office) and online for download via the City Secretary’s webpage at www.rockwall.com/citysecretary.asp. The period for submitting an application for a place on the May 5th ballot runs from Wednesday, January 17th through Friday, February 16th.

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 23rd through Tuesday, May 1st (excluding Sunday). Election Day voting will be held Saturday, May 5 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 on April 24th. The address is 915 Whitmore Dr., Suite D • Rockwall, TX 75087.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. 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.

Traffic Alert - Hays Road Closure

Rockwall, Texas – December 4, 2017 - The developer of the Stone Creek subdivision has informed the City of Rockwall that Hays Road between Quail Run Road and John King Boulevard will be closed beginning December 7, at 9:00 a.m. This roadway will remain closed until the paving improvements are complete in mid-February 2018. Detour Plan...

I-30 Pavement Repair Project Kicks Off

Rockwall, Texas – TxDOT is beginning a full depth concrete repair project on I-30 all the way through Rockwall County from the Dallas County Line to the Hunt County Line.

The 14.9 mile long project contract was awarded to O. Trevino Construction, LLC for $2.3 million. The contractor will work with two crews at either end of the project. The crews will work in two-mile stretches toward each other, one lane at a time in order to expedite the project.

Lane closures are expected to be conducted on weeknights. To get updated information about lane closures go to DriveTexas.org.

Motorists are urged to be mindful of workers in the construction zone. TxDOT asks for the patience of the traveling public during this project.

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 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..

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 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...

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...