Aug. 16, 2020
This Week's News                                                        
Site Selected for Fire Station No. 6
The City of Garland is excited to announce the future home of the new Fire Station 6! The station will be located on State Highway 190 near the intersection of Campbell Road.
The station is the first of three stations which will be replaced as part of the 2019 Bond Program. 
The new facilities will include modern equipment, include additional bunk rooms, and allow for improved firefighter health and safety - as well as improved response times. Learn more.
EWS Angels

"Angels" in the Neighborhood
A long-time Garland resident calls City employees from the Code Compliance and Environmental Waste Services departments her angels!

The story of how these employees worked together to help someone in need and the bond of friendship that continues to grow will touch your heart.

It's just another example of how we can each Make Our Mark in our community! Check out this story from Saul Garza.
Garland Neighborhood Awards
Great neighborhoods take work! The City of Garland's Office of Neighborhood Vitality is looking to recognize those who make extraordinary efforts to enhance, revitalize, or invest in their neighborhoods. The awards include:
  • Garland Neighborhood of the Year
  • Neighborhood Publication of the Year
Garland Neighbors are also asked to nominate:
  • Who's Who in Garland Neighborhoods
  • Public Servant Award
Applications and nominations are due Friday, Oct. 30. Winners will be announced at the Neighborhood Summit Pre-Conference Mixer Thursday, Nov. 12. Visit GarlandNeighborhoods.org to learn more about the awards and to put your neighborhood in the running.
Garland Emergency Residential Assistance Program
The City of Garland has partnered with Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc. to provide emergency mortgage and rental assistance to City of Garland residents impacted by COVID-19. 

Catholic Charities Inc. is processing applications on a first-come, first-served basis. While we are committed to processing as many applications as we have funding for, we do anticipate a high demand. Learn more.

COVID-19 Updates
The Garland Health Department has received reports of 1,308 active cases out of 5,361 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Garland residents since the beginning of the pandemic, as well as 45 deaths. The City will update its posted case numbers each afternoon.
Events & Announcements
City Council Meetings
Aug. 17 and 18
Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17. Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Boards & Commissions Meetings
All upcoming Boards & Commissions meetings can be found on the Public Meetings calendar at GarlandTX.gov.

Due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions, the meetings will be virtual. You can watch the meetings online. The virtual meeting link will be included in the individual meeting agenda. You may participate by telephone. Dial-in numbers will be posted with the virtual meeting information. 

View agendas at GarlandTX.gov and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.
Made Fresh & Local Virtual Concerts
We are not able to host our traditional outdoor Sounds of Summer Concert Series at the Square this year, so we are bringing a true Garland Fresh & Local concert experience straight into your living room! Get a front-row seat to our next Made Fresh & Local virtual concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. Catch up on the concert series at GarlandParks.com.
Beware of COVID-19 Scams
Scams and rumors are common during emergency and crisis situations. Most recently, Garland police say a scammer convinced a resident their water may be contaminated with COVID-19 in order to gain access to their home. Visit GarlandTX.gov for more information on how to spot scams and protect yourself.
Make an Appointment to Adopt a Pet
Garland Animal Services is still open to the public. Please call 972-205-3570 to make an appointment before entering the shelter. Due to high call volumes, we ask that you leave a voicemail with your name, phone number and the ID of the animal you are interested in. We will get back to you as soon as possible. For more information, contact AnimalServices@GarlandTX.gov.
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