Community E-NEWS
MAY 2010
What's Inside
Bike Rodeo
City Manager's Book Club
Watch Us On YouTube
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook
Your Vote Counts!
Wet Zone opens May 22
Memorial Day, Touch-A-Truck
What's Up?
Pool Safety
Safe Sitter Class
Shop Rowlett Continues
Meet Your Mayor, City Council
Join Our Mailing List

 Police Shield 
Rowlett Police Department presents the 2010

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Rowlett High School Parking Lot
Ages 12 and under
Kid on Bike
City Manager's Book Club
Join City Manager Lynda Humble as she leads Rowlett's newest book club!
Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m.
Rowlett Public Library, 3900 Main
This month's book discussion:
 "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time"
by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.
Three Cups of Tea - Book Club
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Watch RTN16 Live and replays of meetings here!
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General City 
Election Information

Elections for Rowlett Mayor and City Council positions 2, 4 and 6 are upon us! The General City Election will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010. The candidates running for office in Rowlett are listed below in the order in which their names will appear on the ballot. 
Candidates are:           
John E. Harper
- Mayor - Ballot Position 1
Cindy Rushing
- Mayor - Ballot Position 2
Jerry Berggren
- Council Place 2, Ballot Position 1
Donna Davis
- Council Place 2, Ballot Position 2
Robert Kittrell
 - Council Place 2, Ballot Position 3
Todd W. Gottel - Council Place 4, Ballot Position 1
Ron Miller
 - Council Place 6, Ballot Position 1
Michael Gallops
 - Council Place 6, Ballot Position 2
Randy Mays
 - Council Place 6, Ballot Position 3
Nicholas Kreekon
- Council Place 6, Ballot Position 4 
Voters must vote in their respective precincts. More info can be found here

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Wet Zone Family Waterpark
Opening Day
May 22, 2010
Opening Weekly for Summer
June 5, 2010
 Buy passes, make reservations here!
Memorial Day photo
Memorial Day Ceremony
Saturday, May 29 at 10 a.m.
Following this special ceremony, kids and adults alike will enjoy climbing around and seeing a host of large trucks. 
Memorial Day aerial 
Saturday, May 29
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Downtown Rowlett on Main Street
Please go here for more details or contact Jennifer Gomez at 972-463-3946. 
Upcoming events and meetings are now easily found on the City's new web site at all in one place just by going to the master calendar  here!
Breaking the Code
Come here each month for a helpful Code Enforcement tip.
Swimming PoolFor your family's safety and the safety of the neighborhood, pools and spas must have water clarity sufficient for the main drain to be readily visible from the surface of the deck above the pool or spa. 
To keep children from danger, pools and spas must be secured with a fence that is minimum of six (6) feet in height with no opening larger than four by four inches in or under the fence or barrier. Additionally, personal gates must self-close and self-latch.
Watch a special video featuring Chief Code Enforcement Maria Rojas here.
For more information on code enforcement please visit our web site here or call the Community Services Division at 972-412-6283. Thank you for making sure your pools are safe!
Become a Safe Sitter 
Baby SitterThe Rowlett Fire Rescue will sponsor a Safe Sitter class on Saturday, June 12, 2010 for youth between 11 and 16 years of age. The class will include training on infant CPR, general safety tips, and how to feed, play with and bathe an infant. The cost is $60 per person.
Did you know? 
Fire Rescue Q&As.
Q: I am a diabetic. Can I drop off my used syringes at the fire stations?
A: Yes, you may dispose of your used syringes and needles at any fire station.  Provided that they are in a Red "Sharps Disposal Container". You may also bring expired prescription medications to the fire stations for disposal.  
For more information on Fire Rescue classes and services, please email or call Gloria Adams at 972-412-6230.

Only two months remaining in the SHOP ROWLETT Campaign!

Shoppers in Rowlett have two more months to be entered into a drawing worth $250 in gift cards to local businesses.
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Thanks to you, the Shop Rowlett Campaign which began in January to encourage people to keep their dollars in Rowlett has been a huge success! To date, more than $600,000 in local sales receipts have been turned in and validated, indicating that our citizens care!

All you have to do is shop locally and turn in sales receipts totaling $250 or more and your name will be placed in the drawing for the $250 in gift cards. These cards are honored at participating local businesses listed here. Bring your receipts to one of these three locations to be validated:

Rowlett Public Library - 3900 Main
Rowlett Community Centre - 5300 Main
Utility Billing  - 4004 Main
The next drawing at the end of this month will take place during
"Rowlett... On the Water, On the Move", a monthly news show on RTN16, hosted by Mayor John Harper and co-hosted by City Manager Lynda Humble. This program is aired on the City's cable access channel RTN16, the Rowlett TV Network at noon and 6 p.m. daily, or on streaming video online any time, on demand here!
Congratulations to our winners:
Vanessa Vidal - January
Lyndall Montgomery - February
 Cindy Guin - March
Elizabeth Tolman - April 

You could be the next winner!

Meet your Mayor, City Council

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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 72 hours prior to meetings.

If you are unable to attend the meetings, they are broadcast LIVE on RTN16 or on streaming video on the Internet from

Meetings are also taped and rebroadcast on the City's cable access channel
RTN16. Check the schedule here
Council Meetings are aired live on RTN16 and replayed on:
 Mondays & Wednesdays @ 7 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Saturdays @ 1 p.m. & 8 p.m.  
Council Work Sessions are aired live and replayed on:
 Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 7 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Sundays @ 1 p.m. & 8 p.m. 
Meeting replays are available on demand at 24/7.
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Got a question? Want to report a pot hole? Does your neighborhood need code enforcement?
Visit the Citizen Action Center at and enter your comments or service requests.
You may also call the Action Center at 
972-463-CITY (2489).