Feb. 16, 2020
This Week's News                                                        
The Wall That Heals: Arrival Route and Welcome Home Ceremony Announced
You are invited to welcome The Wall That Heals by lining the streets of the arrival route. The exhibit will enter Garland at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, and make its way to Audubon Park. View a map of the arrival route (PDF).

There will be a special Welcome Home Ceremony at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. This event gives us the chance to welcome  The Wall That Heals  to Garland and North Texas, as well as honor those who served in Vietnam and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Garland Thursday, Feb. 27, through Sunday, March 1. The exhibit will be on display at Audubon Park, 342 W. Oates Road, and will be open 24 hours a day, free to the public.

More than 100 volunteers will be needed to set up and take down the replica wall, staff the exhibit and guide visitors 24 hours a day. To learn more about how you can help the effort, email  Albert Montero  or sign up online .
Garland Water Utilities Earns Performance Awards
Garland Water Utilities  continues a winning streak by bringing home two national Environmental Achievement Awards from the winter conference of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) in Atlanta, Georgia.
The City received the NACWA award for the "operations and environmental performance" category. In addition, their quarterly industrial pretreatment newsletter was the overall winner for a printed publication in the public information and education category. 
Garland City Council Calls May 2 Election
The Garland City Council has called for a general election on May 2. Voters in Council Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5 will elect representatives to two-year terms. Voters citywide will decide whether a portion of Hollabaugh Park can be used for a new library.

In January, both the Park Board and Library Board unanimously approved the plan to use land adjacent to Hollabaugh Recreation Center, 3925 W. Walnut St., as the site for relocation of the Walnut Creek Branch Library. By law, voters must approve any plan to use park land for purposes other than a park.

Learn more about the upcoming election at GarlandTX.gov.
Welcome to Garland Class: Saturday, Feb. 22
Whether you are new to Garland, or were born and raised here, this is the class to get better acquainted with what makes Garland a great place to live!

Learn about the different services of City departments, how your taxpayer dollars are being used and how you can get involved. 

The free class begins at  8:30 a.m. with coffee with Garland Mayor Scott LeMay at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.
Register now!
Garland Board & Volunteer Fair: Tuesday, Feb. 25
Enjoy an evening of networking and conversation with Garland's nonprofit, civic and community organizations from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.
These organizations are seeking volunteers and/or open board vacancies, and you'll have the opportunity to learn more about helping to serve the Garland community.
This event is free to attend. Visit GarlandKiwanis.portalbuzz.com to register as an attendee, organization or sponsor.
Warrant Recall Day: Friday, Feb. 28
The Garland Municipal Court will host a Warrant Recall Day from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 28.

This special day of amnesty comes just before the 2020 Texas Warrant Roundup begins March 7.

You will not be arrested for outstanding Garland warrants if you appear before a judge on Warrant Recall Day.

Learn more at GarlandTX.gov or contact Lt. Judy Granado with the Garland City Marshal's office at 972-487-7342.
City Begins Issuing Tickets for Neighborhood Parking Violations
Neighborhood parking problems are the most frequent source of resident complaints to the City. 
While no ticket payments were required during the initial warning period, the City Marshal's Office has begun issuing tickets for parking violations.

The City will NOT email notices of violation.
Examples of violations and other FAQs are available at GarlandTX.gov/parking.

Events & Announcements
City Council Meetings
Feb. 17 and 18
Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17; Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.  View agendas  at GarlandTX.gov and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted. 

McCree Road Closure
Through February
McCree Road west of the intersection of Shiloh Road closed on Feb. 5 and will reopen in approximately three weeks, whether permitting. View a map of the detour.

District 3 Town Hall
March 12
Join District 3 Council Member Jerry Nickerson for a Town Hall meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Dallas County Road and Bridge Office, 715 Rowlett Road. Topics will include the new parking enforcement program, fireworks and gunfire regulations, and an update on the bond program. Email Council3@GarlandTX.gov or call 713-702-3545 for more information.
Lawn Care Assistance Available
The City of Garland Code Compliance Department is taking applications for the Lawn Care Assistance Program. This program will provide summer mowing for seniors (60 years of age and older) and disabled Garland homeowners who are physically and/or financially unable to maintain their yards to comply with City codes and have no other assistance available. For more information, visit GarlandTX.gov or call 972-485-6400. 

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