Dec. 29, 2019
This Week's News                                                        
Holiday Hours and Services: Jan. 1
All City of Garland offices, utility customer service and tax offices, libraries, will be closed for the New Year holiday Wednesday, Jan. 1. 

Garbage, recycling, and brush and bulky collection normally scheduled on Wednesday will move to Thursday, Jan. 2. The regular Thursday collection will move to Friday, Jan. 3. The regular Friday collection schedule will move to Saturday, Jan. 4. Find your pickup schedule at  GarlandEWS.com

Residents may place Christmas trees, free of lights, ornaments and other decorations, for curbside pickup along with other brush and bulky items on their designated collection day.
No Celebratory Gunshots and Illegal Fireworks
The Garland Police Department is working to keep our city free from celebratory gunshots and illegal fireworks. This holiday season, we have additional officers working to keep our city safe.

The use or possession of fireworks in Garland is prohibited and punishable with a fine of up to $500. Anyone caught firing a gun can be charged with a misdemeanor, pay a fine of up to $4,000 and spend up to one year in jail. If the bullet fired injures someone, the charge is a felony, punishable by jail.

In addition to extra patrols, we are making available 500 yard signs highlighting these penalties in English and Spanish. Garland residents can acquire a sign (one per household) by request at the front desk of the Garland Police Department, 1891 Forest Lane. The signs are available for pick up from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.
Ring in the New Year in Garland
Close out 2019 and welcome 2020 with fun and friends in Garland!

Whether you're into bowling, live music, a costume party or celebrating on the square, there's something for everyone.

Head to  VisitGarlandTX.com to plan your perfect New Year's Eve!

2019 Food Excellence Award Winners
The City of Garland Health Department is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Food Sanitation Excellence Awards. These winners scored in the top 5% of their class on unannounced food inspections during the previous year.
 
View the full list of winners on the Health Department page at GarlandTX.gov.
Garland eAssist - Your Shortcut to City Services  
Garland eAssist is an easy way for residents to connect with the City to submit service requests and see other nearby requests in progress. The service is available 24/7 via the website portal at GarlandTX.gov or the free mobile app available from the Apple and Google Play Stores.
 
With eAssist, you can report problems such as a missed trash pickup, streetlight outage or potholes. Approximately 30 different service request types are available to residents. When the request or issue is submitted, it is automatically routed to the correct department. Using eAssist is the quickest, most efficient means of reporting issues or requesting specific services - much faster than Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites. Learn more.
City Begins Issuing Warnings for Neighborhood Parking Violations
Neighborhood parking problems are the most frequent source of resident complaints to the City. 

The City Marshal's Office is now issuing warnings for parking violations, and will begin issuing tickets sometime in January. 

IMPORTANT - No ticket payments will be required during this warning period. The City is NOT emailing notices of violation.

Examples of violations and other FAQs are available at GarlandTX.gov/parking.
Events & Announcements
City Council and Plan Commission Meetings
There will be no City Council or Plan Commission meetings until Jan. 6. View agendas at GarlandTX.gov and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted. 








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