Seagoville Quarterly Newsletter
Fourth Quarter 2017
National Night Out - October 3, 2017
On October 3rd, 2017 the City of Seagoville along with several neighborhood crime watch groups, will take part in the 33rd Annual National Night Out. Neighborhoods throughout the city are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for National Night Out.
National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) and your Seagoville Police Department. It’s designed to heighten crime awareness, generate support for anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit, along with police and community partnerships. It also sends a message to the criminal element letting them know our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
From 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM neighborhoods throughout the City and across the Nation, are asked to turn on the outside lights, step outside, and spend the evening with neighbors, City leaders, local police officers and fireman in the fight against crime. For more information or to find out how your neighborhood can join in, please contact Officer Kenny Dickerson at 469-319-5026, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
26th Annual Seagofest - October 5th through 8th
Armbands for the carnival are on sale now at the Seagoville Chamber of Commerce, American National Bank and Migalitos Grocery. The $20 armbands entitles the holder to unlimited carnival rides during the festival.
Festivities begin with the the Kickoff Parade, Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 5:30 PM. The parade route will follow Kaufman Street from Malloy Bridge Road to Environmental Way to Bruce Way and end at the CO. Bruce Central Park entrance on Bruce Way.
Seagoville Police Department's 40th Citizens Police Academy Class Starts October 10, 2017
The 40th class of the Seagoville Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy starts Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 7:00 PM. Sign up now for a great opportunity to learn about your police department and the officers who work for this great City. This twelve (12) week course will give each participant insight on how your Seagoville Police Department operates, and a great deal of knowledge into how a vast portion of police work is done and why.
These classes have helped build a great volunteer program known as the C.O.P. Citizens on Patrol which you will learn about and have the opportunity to become a part of. The Citizens Police Academy Alumni also helps with several special events such as Seago-Fest, May-Fest, Mesquite Rotary Club bike ride, 4th of July celebration and many other events.
Classes are held every Tuesday evening from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the Seagoville Police Department in the training room. For more information on these classes, crime prevention, or neighborhood crime watches, please contact Officer Kenny Dickerson at 469-319-5026, or by email at email@example.com
City of Seagoville Fiscal Year 2018 Budget
Please visit the City of Seagoville website at seagoville.us/397/Budget to view the comprehensive 2018 Budget.
Water and Sewer Rates 2018
At the start of the 2018 budget process in March 2017, it was the desire of staff to not increase taxes, fees or rates. Staff was successful in keeping the property tax rate the same. In building the FY 2018 budget, demands from other agencies forced staff to ask for an increase in the water rate. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) expects the City to have a certain amount of water in storage for customer use. The City of Seagoville is growing. This means that the City must increase the amount of water in storage for customer use. The water that the City provides its customers is purchased from Dallas Water Utilities (DWU). Dallas Water Utilities is increasing its cost to purchase water. This affects Seagoville along with all other cities and agencies that buy water from DWU. Staff has chosen to pass on this increase in cost to the customer. The only other option would be to take funds away from repair of water and sewer lines. Because so many water and sewer lines are old, replacing them on a timely basis is very important.
For the average user of 5,000 and 10,000 gallons, the monthly increase is $3.13. The cost increases from that point with more customer water usage. Even with the increase, City water and sewer rates compare very well to other cities as shown in the following charts. Please note that the new rate for Seagoville on the chart is Option 4. The rates for other cities are their current rate. Their rates for 2018 may go up as well.
Staff recommends an increase in the drainage fee rate from $0.75 to $1.50 monthly to provide additional funding for repair of storm drains in the City. During the Riverview street repair project, thousands and thousands of street repair dollars were used to repair the broken storm drain under the street. The increase in funding from the drainage fee will help ensure that street repair monies will be used only for street repair. Many cities in this area have a drainage fee, and Seagoville’s new fee is one of the lowest in this area.
Seagoville Police Department to Participate in National Drug Take Back - October 28, 2017
On October 28, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, the Seagoville Police Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host an event focused on removing potentially dangerous prescription medications from our nation’s medicine cabinets.
The event known as the National Drug Take-Back Program will provide residents with a safe means of disposing of expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical / prescription medications along with other medication by turning them over to Law Enforcement officers for proper destruction.
This one day event, which is normally held twice a year helps bring national focus to the issue of prescription medication and controlled substance abuse. The program provides an opportunity for Law Enforcement to collaborate with DEA and establish a safe collection site.
Brookshire’s Food Store, 125 Hall St.
Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
For more information on this event, contact Officer Kenny Dickerson at 469-319-5026, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep Seagoville Beautiful 11th Annual Arbor Day Event
Saturday, Nov. 4th, 10am-1pm
Seagoville City Hall Lawn, 702 N. Highway 175, Seagoville, TX 75159
Opening Ceremony begins at 10:00 am at the
Veterans Memorial Park, 600 N. Highway 175.
Trees in 2 Gallon containers will be available for sale at $1.00 each.
Tree varieties for 2017 include:
- Bald Cypress
- Cedar Elm
- Chinquapin Oak
- Live Oak
Traditionally sponsored by Keep Seagoville Beautiful, the City of Seagoville and Oncor Electric Delivery.
11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Sponsored by the City of Seagoville and ONCOR Electric Delivery,
DATE: Thursday, November 30, 2017
TIME: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: C. O. Bruce Central Park, 1801 N. Highway 175, Seagoville, Texas
Join Santa and one of his Reindeer for a great photo opportunity. Families are welcome to bring their own cameras as there will not be a professional photographer at this event.
Music performances by Seagoville area elementary school choirs will highlight the evening's festivities and kick off the Christmas Holiday celebration.
Upcoming City of Seagoville Holiday Observations
- Columbus Day - Monday, October 9, 2017
- Veteran's Day - Friday, November 10, 2017
- Thanksgiving - Thursday & Friday, November 23-24, 2017
- Christmas, Monday, December 25, 2017