Sign up for eNews!

Facebook Twitter


Sign up to receive
News and Information by email


Sign Up Now









  For Traffic/Construction News, Go to our Traffic / Construction Page
Questions or Comments? Contact Lauri Dodd by email or phone (972) 772-6559

 


Be Informed and Prepared
When Severe Weather Hits

Rockwall, Texas –April 16, 2019 – Have you subscribed for the Nixle app yet? Nixle is an extremely helpful emergency notification system that provides advanced warning, which is especially beneficial when severe weather comes around. With severe weather in the forecast this week, it’s a good time to discuss safety measures residents can take to stay alert and prepared.

Nixle, utilized by the Rockwall County Office of Emergency Management (RCOEM), allows users to receive an email or text message when severe weather is imminent. In order to sign up for the program, text RCOEM to 888777 or visit nixle.com. The County also uses the service to notify subscribers about major accidents.

In addition to the app, the City of Rockwall maintains 14 outdoor emergency warning sirens strategically placed throughout the city. These sirens are tested on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 2 p.m. unless severe weather is in the area. Outdoor warning sirens are used to warn citizens, who may be outdoors, of an imminent severe weather event in the community and to encourage them to immediately seek shelter indoors.

As a result of findings during routine semi-monthly siren testing, there are four sirens in the process of being repaired or replaced. The good news is that there is system overlap. Residents should be able to hear other sirens in the event that they are sounded. Also, sirens are not intended to warn citizens who may be indoors at the time of the event, although in some cases residents may hear the sirens while inside their home or business. When sirens sound, citizens who are outdoors should quickly move indoors and seek shelter in an innermost room, away from glass windows, and tune to a local news or radio station until it’s been conveyed that safe conditions are restored.

Remember, never call 9-1-1 when you hear sirens sound unless you have a true emergency that requires police or fire response. Since lives could be at stake, 9-1-1 phone lines must remain clear in order to address true emergencies in a timely manner. Using the Nixle app will help you know what is going on. For more information about severe weather and other hazards, please visit www.knowhat2do.com

City of Rockwall Offices Closed
for Good Friday

Rockwall, Texas –April 15, 2019 – City of Rockwall offices will be closed on Friday, April 19, in observance of Good Friday. Republic Services will perform their garbage and recycling collection schedule as normal.

Construction Set to Begin
April 15 in Rockwall

Rockwall, Texas –April 12, 2019 – The Whisper Rock Subdivision has been approved by the City of Rockwall for construction. This project will include the addition of a median cut and left turn lane to be installed in Ridge Road (FM 740) south of Benton Woods Drive. Please see location map for overall project limits. The project design will require closing one lane of traffic in each direction on Ridge Road for three weeks. The anticipated start date for construction is Monday, April 15. For any questions regarding this project, feel free to contact Sarah Hager City of Rockwall Engineering Division at shager@rockwall.com or call (972) 771-7746.

City of Rockwall Goes Blue for Kids

Rockwall, Texas –April 11, 2019 – Have you noticed Rockwall City Hall and the Police Department among the buildings around town basked in blue light? The Rockwall City Council voted to recognize the Children’s Advocacy Center’s (CAC) Go Blue for Kids campaign. The Council also proclaimed April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, as a way to increase awareness about child abuse and neglect throughout Rockwall County.

Mayor Jim Pruitt helped kick off the month-long awareness campaign on Monday, April 1, at the CAC Go Blue for Kids launch event, by vowing the support of the City Council for the CAC’s cause. At their meeting that same evening, the Rockwall City Council also presented a proclamation to all the groups working to keep kids safe in time of crisis, including the CAC, the Rainbow Room, and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). “While Rockwall is a safe and wonderful place to live, as we grow it is a fact of life that there will be some families in crisis, and it’s our responsibility to protect the most vulnerable members of our community,” said Mayor Pruitt. “Campaigns like this one are important to help shed a light on the problem and engage the community in finding solutions.”

Rockwall Recognized for
Delivering Superior Quality Water to Residents

Rockwall, Texas –April 3, 2019 – The City of Rockwall Water Department has been recognized for the superior water they provide for residents. At their regular meeting this week, the Rockwall City Council issued a proclamation to honor the department for their excellence. Every three years, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) conducts an in-depth inspection of our city’s local water system. During this year’s evaluation, the TCEQ recognized once again that the processes and procedures utilized to deliver water to Rockwall residents exceeds their testing standards.

Since 2007, the City has maintained a “superior” water rating from the TCEQ. The agency performs an inspection of the system checking 27 items, including facilities, maintenance, recordkeeping and many other criteria. The TCEQ found no violations in their most recent evaluation of Rockwall’s water system. During the evaluation, the TCEQ inspector commented that, “Rockwall has one of the best nitrification plans I’ve ever seen,” and, “I wish every system maintained records as well as Rockwall does.”

The City Council honored the City of Rockwall Water Department employees for their ongoing efforts to benefit the health and wellbeing of residents, by declaring April 1 as Rockwall’s Public Water System Celebration Day. “With the volumes of regulations applicable to public water systems, the accomplishments of the City of Rockwall’s Water department are commendable,” said Mayor Jim Pruitt. “I encourage all citizens to applaud the department’s employees who consistently work to ensure the highest water quality for our community.”

Reconstruction Project -
Summit Ridge / South Lakeshore

Rockwall, Texas – January 28, 2019 – A project to reconstruct South Lakeshore Drive / Summit Ridge Drive in Rockwall begins on Monday, February 4. This project will include the reconstruction or replacement of roadway, sidewalks, certain alleys, water lines, wastewater lines and storm drainage systems in the area. Please see map for overall project limits.

At times during the construction, sections of South Lakeshore and Summit Ridge will have to be closed, limiting access to only one-lane / one-way traffic. For ease of emergency access, the one-way direction will always be northbound on S. Lakeshore and westbound on Summit Ridge. Drivers are asked to please plan accordingly during the duration of the project.

The first phase of construction will begin on the alley between S. Lakeshore and Village Green Drive, as well as the alley between Summit Ridge and Glenn Avenue. Future information on trash collection and parking in these alleys will be made available closer to the start of alley construction. Weather permitting, the project is anticipated to be complete in the spring of 2021.

Reconstruction Project - Highland Drive

Rockwall, Texas – November 20, 2018 – A project to reconstruct Highland Drive in Rockwall begins on Monday, December 3. This project is part of the 2018 street bond funding approved by voters in May. Phase one covers the portion of Highland Drive between Bedford Falls Lane and Driftwood Street.

The reconstruction project includes concrete curb and gutter, water and sanitary sewer line reconstruction and storm drainage adjustments. Phase 2 is currently in engineering design and covers the portion of Highland Drive from Driftwood Street to Valley Drive. The estimated completion date for the project is Summer 2019.

SH 276 Project Kicks Off

Rockwall, Texas – 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 Maintenance Work on FM 1141

Rockwall, Texas – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has informed the City of Rockwall that they have begun a maintenance project on FM 1141, from SH 66 to FM 552. 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.

 

 

 



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 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.

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

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...