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Community E-NEWS
January 2010
In This Issue
Thank You from the Animal Shelter
Join City Manager's Book Club
Shop Rowlett and be rewarded!
Mayor to deliver State of the City Address
Winter Lakeside Leisure now available
New Community Services Division in PD
RCC gets makeover
Meet your City Council
Election filing begins in Feb
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A special thanks from the Rowlett Animal Shelter!
Dogs

The animals and staff at the Rowlett Animal Shelter would like to thank all those who made 2009 a record year for donations. More than $5,000 in monetary donations, food and animal care items were collected in 2009. Several children donated their birthday money for the animals, while others brought monetary donations they collected from their neighbors. Some even donated a portion of their hard earned money from odd jobs.  Scout Troops and church groups have donated animal care items and have kept the cats in good supply of "Happy Socks".  Many Rowlett residents made food donations to help out their furry friends at the shelter when they were in need. If you or someone you know is needing a bit of extra help with food for their pets, please refer them to the Rowlett Animal Shelter. Also, although we do not provide medical care or  vaccinations, we do have information about  low cost options.

For more information about the Rowlett Animal Shelter, please call 972-412-6219 or visit us at  www.rowlett.com. Come see us at 4402 Industrial Street.

 

Have a safe and wonderful New Year!! 

City Manager's Book Club
Mockingbird
Join City Manager Lynda Humble in a lively discussion about the book
"To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee at the City Manager's Book Club on Thursday, January 21.
The discussion begins at 7 p.m. at the Rowlett Public Library located at 3900 Main Street.
Call 972-412-6161 for more info.
 

Thank you for reading this issue of the Rowlett Community E-NEWS Newsletter. Each month we bring you information about the services, activities, projects and programs that your City has to offer. If you are not already a subscriber to this newsletter, we invite you to join our mailing list. We also encourage you to forward it to your friends and neighbors to help keep up with what's going on in your hometown. 

SHOP ROWLETT Campaign Begins
 

shop rowlett

Shop in Rowlett and be rewarded with the City's enhanced local stimulus program, which started January 1, 2010.
For every $250 you spend in Rowlett beginning January 1, 2010 you will be eligible to receive a $25 gift card when you present your receipts to the City at the Rowlett Public Library. Your name will also be put into a monthly drawing worth $250 in gift cards to be used at participating local businesses.
Please go to our web site at rowlett.com or click here for the rules and regulations on this exciting program and remember to SHOP ROWLETT!!!
Mayor to deliver State of the City Address
 
Eddie Eagle
You are invited to the Mayor's State of the City Address on January 19 at the regular City Council Meeting starting at 7:30 in the City Council Chambers at 4000 Main Street.
Mayor John E. Harper will deliver the State of the City Address which will recognize the City of Rowlett successes of 2009 and the opportunities ahead of us in 2010. If you are unable to attend, please tune in to RTN16, the City's cable access channel on Time Warner Cable and Verizon to watch it live, or catch the meeting on a replay. You may also watch the meeting live on streaming video at rowlett.com.
Winter Lakeside Leisure registration book available
 
Winter 2010 Lakeside LeisureFind out what is being offered at the City of Rowlett Community Centre this winter in the latest edition of the Lakeside Leisure. Copies of the registration magazine were mailed to all households in Rowlett in late December, but if you did not receive one, please view or download the magazine from the City's web site at rowlett.com.  
Community Services now under Police Department

A new Community Services Division was created in October within the Rowlett Police Department to enhance your neighborhood quality and safeguard your property values. The new division now encompasses the Animal Shelter, Code Enforcement, a Community Services Officer, the health inspector, School Resource Officers (SROs) and Volunteers In Policing (VIPs). 

Find out more about the new divison and this month's Code Enforcement article here. 
 
Come see what's NEW at the RCC!
 

The Rowlett Community Centre is ready for the new year and now has new look to help you achieve your New Year's resolutions!

What's New?
- New treadmills and additional strength machines
- An upgraded track surface
- New handheld weights and mirrors in the Aerobics Room
- A new registration area for faster check in
These are just a few of the many improvements at the Rowlett Community Centre. Come check out the many exciting classes offered this fall like Zumba, Boot Camp, Spin, Yoga, and Personal Training.
AND, don't forget to register for the Little Sweetheart Dance on Friday, Feb. 5. Tickets go on sale beginning January 4. Contact the RCC at 972-412-6170 for more info or visit us at 5300 Main Street.
 
Rowlett Mayor, City Council
Eddie Eagle
Pictured from left to right:
Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Todd Gottel; Mayor John Harper; Mayor Pro Tem Steve Maggiotto; Councilmember Cindy Rushing; Councilmember Chris Kilgore; Councilmember Doug Phillips; Councilmember Patrick Jackson.
 
The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at City Hall, 4000 Main Street. Meetings begin with a Work Session at roughly 6 p.m. followed by the regular Council Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Agendas are available on line 78 hours prior to meetings at www.rowlett.com.  The public is invited to attend.
Meetings are taped and rebroadcast on RTN16:
Council Meeting Replays -- Mon., Tues. & Thurs. @ 6:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Sun.  @ 12:30 p.m.
Work Session Replays -- Wed. & Fri. @ 6:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Sat @ 12:30 p.m.
You may also watch the meetings 24/7 on streaming video on demand at www.rowlett.com.
 
City offices, RCC and Library will be closed on Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
 
City Council Election filing begins in February
City Council Election Information:
Click
here to download the 2010 Candidate Packet for the May 8, 2010 City Council election. Filing begins Saturday, February 6 and ends at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 8. For more information, please contact the City Secretary's Office at 972-412-6116.
Remember one easy number for all your questions!
Call the Action Center at
972-463-CITY (2489)
or go to www.rowlett.com.