Seagoville Quarterly Newsletter

July - August - September, Third Quarter - 2018

Have Questions, Get The Answers! Sign Up For Leadership Seagoville

Are you curious about the City's finances and/or budget preparation? Do you know how your water bill is determined? Do you have an understanding of the steps necessary to perform repairs to streets, parks, water, and sewer? Do you feel that the nuisance complaint you reported to Code Enforcement was ignored when you did not see immediate results?

Are you familiar with the State laws that govern the requesting and releasing of City records? How about the State laws that govern the posting of Agendas and how meetings are conducted? Maybe you have questions about Public Safety and the steps that follow after you have made that 9-1-1 call. Maybe you would like to understand the responsibilities of the City Manager's office, the City Council or other Boards & Commissions. Or, just maybe you have questions about programs offered by the City, whether it be the Citizen's Police Academy, the many Library programs, or the Senior Citizens Activity Center. If this is you, we invite you to participate in the upcoming "Leadership Seagoville" class.

"Leadership Seagoville" is a seven (7) week course to be held every Thursday night beginning October 4, 2018 and ending on November 15, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00/8:30 p.m. The course is hosted by the City of Seagoville and the Director of the Department that is the subject matter of that particular session will be the presenter.

Each session is designed to provide you with the knowledge necessary to be a leader in your community, to serve on City boards and commissions, and to be able to answer the questions above as well as many others.

For more information on this outstanding program or to get your application, please contact Cindy Brown, Director of Administrative Services at 972-287-5380 or by email at PLEASE NOTE THAT IN ORDER TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE ATTENTION YOU DESERVE, SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 20 CITIZENS TO TURN IN THEIR PAPERWORK TO ATTEND THIS CLASS. OTHERS WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR THE NEXT CLASS, SCHEDULED FOR SPRING, 2019scheduled for Spring 2019.

Fireworks in the Park - June 30, 2018

Make plans to join the Seagoville Community for our annual Fireworks in the Park event. This year the festival is sponsored by the Seagoville Chamber of Commerce, the City of Seagoville and the Seagoville Economic Development Corporation.
The festival highlights include all the traditions we expect and enjoy; including food, drink and craft vendors as well as a water slide park. Families are also welcome to bring a picnic, chairs and coolers (No Alcoholic Beverages).

Date: June 30, 2018

Time: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Location: Bruce Central Park

Address: 1801 N. Hwy. 175

Seagoville, TX 75159

Cost: Free Admission - Free Parking - Water Slide Armbands $10 - Unlimited Rides

In case of rain out, an alternative date has been set for Saturday, July 7, 2018

Compliance Through Education - Helpful Tips for Bulk Trash Service

In an effort to help citizens fully utilize the bulk item and brush pickup service provided through Republic Waste Services, the City is pleased to present a Bulk Trash pickup flyer to detail the timing of the services provided. Let's all do our part to help Keep Seagoville Beautiful.

Sanitation Service - Large Item and Brush Pickup Services

Make Plans to Attend Seagoville's 2nd Annual Fitness, Health and Safety Fair. Join the City of Seagoville and the Seagoville Community September 26, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Seagoville Fire Department News

Each year during the Spring and early Summer the Fire Department is required to test every section of hose carried on the fire trucks along with all of the reserve hose in the racks at the fire station. Tests are conducted so that when the need arises, firefighters know that each section of hose will meet performance requirements.

The Fire Department constantly practices firefighting skills. Skill drills are part of the department's daily activities so that firefighters , when called to an emergency can perform at their best. Recently, each shift of the Fire Department went through an eight hour, in depth course to train on the new ladder truck. At the end of that class the operator of the truck was put through extensive testing. The lessons learned in that class were then carried over into training drills for each firefighter to demonstrate knowledge of the apparatus and its functions.

Citizens may notice the ladder truck set up around town as firefighters are training to be completely familiar with this apparatus in any situation they are faced with. Firefighters will also be set up doing night operations as they never know when the emergency will occur and must consistently train for the unexpected. The Seagoville Fire Department continuously trains and tests in order to become better operators and firefighters.

The Department recently took delivery of a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado. This new addition will replace the 13 year-old Tahoe that was driven by the fire chief. We are excited about the new addition as it represents growth to the city and the department.

Please remember that Fireworks are prohibited by City Ordinance in the city limits.

Library News

Seagoville Public Library pleased to share an interesting web page from the Library of Congress. They do a great job of highlighting events from history on this page.

Library of Congress: This Day In History

Seagoville Library's Digital Collection. Access to e-books available anytime, anywhere you have access to the Internet.

Seagoville Senior Center News

The Seagoville Senior Center offers weekday lunch, various activities and classes for Seagoville Senior Citizens age sixty and older. Please follow this link to view the Senior Center - July, 2018 Newsletter and Calendar.

Seagoville's Annual Movie In The Park Featuring "Coco"

Join the Seagoville Community for our annual Movie in the Park event that will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Bruce Park located at 1801 N Hwy 175, Seagoville, Texas. The event starts at 7:00 PM, the movie will begin at full dusk and will be over at approximately 10:00 PM.

IN and OUT Burger will be on site from 7:30 PM until 8:30 PM with Hamburgers, Fries and Drinks. Burger supplies are are limited to the first 250.

This year's featured film is Disney-Pixar's "Coco", a vibrant tale of family, fun and adventure. Coco tells the story of an aspiring young musician named Miguel who embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. There, the charming trickster Hector becomes an unexpected friend who helps Miguel uncover the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions.

All are invited to this free event. Bring a chair or blanket and snacks to settle in for a great movie in the park. NO POP UP CANOPIES PLEASE.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • July 4, 2018 - City Hall, Library and Senior Center Closed for Independence Day
  • August 20, 2018 - First Day of School
  • September 3, 2018 - City Hall, Library and Senior Center Closed for Labor Day
  • October 4-7, 2018 - Seagofest
  • November 3, 2018 - Keep Seagoville Beautiful Arbor Day