Seagoville Quarterly Newsletter
First Quarter 2017
Preparations Begin for 2017 City Officers
The 2017 City Officers' election will be held on Saturday, May 6th. This year’s slate of offices includes the Mayor as well as Councilmembers to represent Places 2 and 4.
The first day to file an application for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, January 18th. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17th. Applications for a place on the ballot are available at City Hall in the office of the City Secretary. Candidates must meet any state requirements along with the City qualifications for candidacy including: petition signed by twenty-five (25) qualified voters residing within the City and shall be a resident of the City for one (1) year.
The Mayor and all Councilmember Places are elected at large by majority vote.
Anyone not currently registered to vote has until April 6th to register in order to cast a ballot in the May 6th election. Voter registration applications may be obtained at City Hall. Questions concerning voter registration should be directed to the Dallas County Voter Registration Department at (214) 819-6389.
Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary at (972) 287-6819.
Third Saturday Clean Up
This service is free to Seagoville residents. A Seagoville water/trash bill and driver’s license must be presented at the disposal location, 101 N. Watson, Seagoville, Texas. Service hours are from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm on the third Saturday of the month.
City Employees of the Year Honored at Chamber of Commerce Banquet
- Top left photo, Shirley Booth, City Employee of the Year (R) pictured with Library Director, Liz Gant. Shirley has served the City of Seagoville for thirty years and does a great job as the City's Accounts Payable and Payroll Technician.
- Top right photo, Justin Wilkerson, City Employee of the Year (L) pictured with Community Development Director, Ladis Barr. Justin has served the City of Seagoville for the past five years and does a great job as the City's Parks Crew Leader.
- Bottom left photo, Officer Cody Grubbs pictured with Police Chief, Ray Calverly. Cody has done a great job Serving the City of Seagoville for the past three years.
- Bottom Right, Firefighter of the Year, Andy Galloway (R) pictured with Fire Chief, Todd Gilcrease. Andy has served the City of Seagoville for seven years, does a great job serving the community..
Water Is Precious, Nothing Can Replace It.
Seagoville Fire Department 2017 Projections and Projects
The Seagoville Fire Department is proactive in preparing for Texas winters. As the weather changes from day to day the firefighters monitor road conditions, construction areas, and power lines. We maintain our equipment including vehicle’s snow chains, condition of tires, and rescue tools and are well prepared to operate safely this winter.
The Fire Department looks forward to using a new, web-based tool allowing Fire and EMS training classes to be accessed online and taken individually or in groups. This addition to our rigorous training curriculum will increase our performance and ability to provide top quality services and care.
The Seagoville Fire Department’s first ladder truck is on order. This vehicle opens the door to new firefighting techniques, rescue operations, and mutual aid options. As Seagoville and surrounding areas continue to grow, this new equipment will be a valuable asset.
In 2017 the Fire Department will participate in the Red Cross’s new “SMOKE ALARM” program to provide smoke detectors for homes currently without this safety feature. Smoke alarms are critical for early fire detection and will greatly benefit the citizens of Seagoville.
City of Seagoville Budget in Brief
Upcoming City of Seagoville Holiday Observations
Dr. Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 16, 2017
Presidents Day: Monday, February 20, 2017