The Mayor will host the next Mayor’s 360 Quarterly Meeting Thursday, July 24, 2014, at6:30 p.m. at the Civic Center in Bluebonnet Room III. Topics for discussion include: DeSoto Night Out, the upcoming Bond Referendum, and the DeSoto Logo.
The City of DeSoto provides free mosquito dunks to residents who have standing water on their property that they are unable to drain. Mosquito dunks treat the water, killing mosquito larvae for up to 30 days.
You may go to the Action Center in City Hall to pick up your free mosquito dunks during normal business hours, or call 972-230-9600.
Mosquito dunks may also be found at hardware stores.
Please use precaution when outdoors to prevent mosquito bites and contracting West Nile Virus.
Remember, use bug spray containing DEET, and REAPPLY as directed; avoid the outdoors for prolonged periods of time during Dusk and Dawn; avoid wearing DARK colors, and DRAIN flower pots or other items in your backyard that may collect water on a daily basis.
The board will like to thank those who attended the last community meeting and volunteered their time to serve on one or more of the neighborhood committees.
If you were unable to attend, or if you just want a reminder of what was discussed, the meeting minutes have been posted on the Meeting Schedule and Minutes page.
You still have the opportunity to volunteer to serve on a committee. Please send us an email if you are interested.
Those who provided an email address during the meeting were also added to the email distribution list for the website. If you have already signed up and confirmed the subscription, we apologize for the duplicate request.
Have a great Mother’s Day Weekend!
Everyone knows solar panels are pricey, but most don’t know that you can get solar panels with no upfront cost with a solar lease or power purchase agreement (PPA).
If you are a TXU, Reliant, or Green Mountain Energy customer, you can be paid for the energy your panels produce that you don’t use. If you aren’t a customer, you can always switch.
NRG and Solar City offer lease or PPA programs. However, starting May 1st, the energy rates for the electricity that is not produced by the panels will increase. You can lock in rates if you sign an agreement before May 1st.
For NRG, call 888-255-7785
For Solar City, call 888-765-2489 ext 8901
Please don’t forget about the community meeting this Saturday, April 26th at Metro South Winds Fellowship Church on Belt Line Rd.
Below is a flyer you should have received earlier this week.
We hope to see you all there, and please don’t forget to complete the community survey if you haven’t done so already.
Hopefully you have noticed the changes to the entryway on Belt Line Rd. We had the old shrubs removed and hope to get beautiful roses and flowers planted on Monday.
This project is paid for in part by a grant from the City of DeSoto. We have also applied for a grant to install irrigation and complete landscaping at the Cockrell Hill entryway.
We hope to see you all at the April 26th meeting at 11 a.m.
If you have children who will be 4 or 5 years old in September, DeSoto is hold registration for pre-K and kindergarten from April 15th -17th, and May 6th-8th in the Bluebonnet Room at the Town Center.
Students are eligible for pre-K registration if they are 4 on or before Sept. 1 and the family qualifies for free- or reduced-meal programs. Other criteria for eligibility include if students are unable to speak or comprehend English or if they are children of active-duty members of the military or military members who were injured or killed in the line of duty.
Bring birth certificates, shot records, social security card, proof of address, and parent’s driver’s license.
We look forward to seeing you at the next community meeting, April 26th.
The Cities Journal listed DeSoto as #11 in best small cities in Texas. Other rankings are below.
#10 New Braunfels
#8 San Marcos
#5 Port Arthur
#4 Flower Mound
#3 Cedar Park