Community E-NEWS
JULY 2010
In This Issue
DART Hosts Public Meeting
Cable Channel RTN16
Your Mayor/City Council
City Calendar Events
Water Safety Video
Merritt Road Public Meeting
Fireworks on Main
Holiday Closings
Summer Fun at Wet Zone
SH 66 Lanes To Be Narrowed
Action Center
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DART to host public meeting
Eddie Eagle
Want to get a progress report on the DART Blue Line construction? 
When: Thursday, July 15 at 6 p.m.
Where: City Council Chambers, 4000 Main Street.
Rowlett Television Network
Eddie Eagle
Watch RTN16 for information
about your hometown.
See schedule here
 Live Council Meetings
 Planning & Zoning Meetings
Monthly News Show
"Rowlett. On the Water, On the Move!"
"Hometown History" 
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2010 Rowlett City Council
Mayor Pro Tem
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Mayor Pro Tem
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City Manager
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Find meeting information here
City Calendars
Eddie Eagle
Check here to link to the City of Rowlett master calendar on the website to find out what's going on in your hometown.
Rowlett Fire Rescue says water safety is not for clowning around!
Watch "Rescue", "Aqua Man" and "Fireman Steve" teach water safety at the Wet Zone Waterpark!
Clown video 
Go to the City's YouTube site here to see the video!
Merritt Road Public Meeting 
Construction plans
Thursday, July 22
6:30 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
4000 Main Street
This meeting will provide you with an update on the Merritt Road project. The project design is approximately 60% complete. At the meeting an update on the scope and schedule will be presented. 
For more information, call: Tom Harris, Assistant City Engineer at 972-412-6286.
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Fireworks on Main
Join your friends and neighbors for "Fireworks on Main" in downtown Rowlett on Saturday, July 3 from 6-10 p.m. to celebrate freedom with live music, festival-style foods, children's activities and games and the largest fireworks display in Rowlett! There is no admission charge to this hometown celebration.
Eddie Eagle 
Celebration Schedule:
Starting at 6 p.m.
* Enjoy live music with The Wonders, one of DFW's most popular cover bands.
* Food and Fun - Brisket sandwiches, hot link sandwiches, snow cones and much more! 
* Kid's activities - Bounce houses, face painting, super trampoline, water wars and more!
* Shopping - Rowlett's downtown businesses will be open for shoppers. 
* 9:45 p.m. Enjoy Rowlett's largest fireworks show!  
Free parking, free shuttles from DART Park & Ride and Coyle Middle School. For more information, please email Jennifer Gomez, or visit our website at
Holiday Closings
Eddie Eagle
In celebration of Independence Day, Rowlett City Hall, Administrative Offices, Library, Community Centre and Animal Shelter will be closed on Monday, July 5.
Weekend operating hours:
Rowlett Community Centre
Saturday, July 3: Open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 4: Closed
Rowlett Animal Shelter
Saturday, July 3: Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The shelter will be accepting emergency calls only
on Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5.
Emergency number: 972-412-6200
Rowlett Public Library
Saturday, July 3; Open 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sunday, July 4: Closed 
For emergencies call 911.
 For non-emergency calls please contact the Police Department at 972-412-6200.
Summer in full swing at the Wet Zone 
Wet Zone water featureNo need to drive out of town to escape the heat this summer. Just drive a few blocks from home and enjoy the summer at the Wet Zone Waterpark right here in your hometown.
Flick & Float
Bring the family out to the Wet Zone and enjoy a movie from the comfort of your float or lawn chair. A night under the stars with your family is a great summer past time. Free with your daily admission or $6 after 7 p.m. Special meal price of $3 for a hot dog, chips and a drink starts at 7:30 p.m. Movies start around 8 p.m. or dusk.  No coupons or other discounts will apply.
Friday, July 9 at 8 p.m. - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs! 
Friday, August 6 at 8 p.m. - Where the Wild Things Are! 
Christmas in July at the Wet Zone
Toy Soldiers at WZCome hang out at the coolest party of the summer on Friday, July 30! The Wet Zone will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland with Christmas treats! Help out children in need by donating a new unwrapped toy donation, school supplies, or clothes and receive half-price admission into the park.
Christmas balls at WZBring a donation valued over $7 and for each item brought receive 50 percent off admission to the park that day only. Get into the holiday spirit early and support a good cause at the Wet Zone's Christmas in July party.
Please visit the Wet Zone Waterpark website here for more information on exciting activities and hours of operation!
Click here to watch a video featuring the Rowlett Fire Rescue clowns as they promote water safety at the Wet Zone!
Turnpike Construction Update
SH 66, Liberty Grove/Kirby intersection affected 

Eddie Eagle

The construction of the Eastern Extension of the President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT) is continuing at a rapid pace. One of the most difficult and time consuming phases of this project is the construction of the SH 66 bridge at the intersection of Liberty Grove/Kirby. The main lanes of the turnpike will be constructed under SH 66, while maintaining thru traffic on SH 66 during construction. To further clarify, SH 66 will become a bridge over PGBT.
Beginning in mid July, SH 66 will be reduced from three lanes each direction to two lanes in each direction as traffic is switched to the westbound lanes. This shift will continue until early 2011, and then traffic will all be shifted to the eastbound lanes for the remainder of this phase. The projected completion for the entire project is late 2011.
The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) has provided us with the following information to help with the transition: 
- Westbound lanes of SH 66 between Bowl-A-Rama to Target to be widened in early July
- Existing median in that area to be removed
- Reducing thru lanes from three to two in each direction in mid July
- Protected left turn lanes onto Liberty Grove and Kirby Roads  will be provided
- Access to businesses within the project limits will be open at all times
- Existing two entrances to the Super Target shopping center from SH 66 will remain open
- Minimum of one existing entrance to the Super Target shopping center from Liberty Grove Road to be continually open
- Liberty Grove Road traffic north of SH 66 to be shifted onto the new northbound frontage road in July
- Shift on Liberty Grove begins at Covington's Nursery and continues passed the Mariner's Park subdivision
Please proceed through this area with reduced speeds and caution for your safety and the safety of the construction workers. 

There are 47 businesses in this vicinity who will be affected by this construction. Please support these businesses by continuing to shop at these locations. You may also access the Target shopping center from Rowlett Road at Big A.
The latest information about the Eastern Extension of the PGBT is available from the NTTA's website at
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Eddie EagleThe Action Center is your one-stop shop for information and assistance. Whether online or on the phone, you will discover a hassle-free method of obtaining information and reporting concerns. 
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