March 13, 2022
This Week's News
Garland Animal Shelter & Adoption Center Grand Bonanza Saturday, March 19

Join us from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the new shelter, 1902 State Highway 66.

Enjoy adoptions, food trucks, vendors, kids’ activities and more!
New Leadership in the Office of the City Attorney
Brian England was recently appointed to the position of City Attorney. He had served in the role on an interim basis following the retirement of former City Attorney Brad Neighbor.

In addition, Scott Levine has been hired as the First Assistant City Attorney. Prior to joining the City, he was a partner and founding member of Banowsky, Betz & Levine. For nearly three decades, Levine served as outside counsel to several local governmental entities, including Collin County and the cities of Anna, Arlington, Denton, Garland and Royse City.

Visit to learn more.
Spring Rain Barrel Sale
The City of Garland Water Utilities Department is offering an opportunity to purchase rain barrels at a discounted price. Through a cooperative purchase, the classic black, 50-gallon Ivy rain barrel is being offered for $78 each (normal retail price is $139).

Barrels must be ordered by Tuesday, April 5, and must be picked up from Garland Water Operations, 2343 Forest Lane, between 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, or Wednesday, April 20. Please bring a vehicle large enough to carry your order on pickup day.

Sip, Shop and See at Thirsty Third Thursday
Celebrate Thirsty Third Thursdays in Downtown Garland from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 17. Visit participating locations during their extended business hours and enjoy a complimentary beverage while you shop.
Check in at the Garland Landmark Museum, 393 N. Sixth St., to pick up your wristband, tote bag and map, and get started.

See to learn more and see a full list of participating businesses.
Diverse Art: Women's History Month
Children ages 6 to 12 and their families can celebrate Women's History Month at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Central Library, 625 Austin St.

We will explore artists from diverse backgrounds, cultures and artistic styles. Through the use of geometry, colors, patterns, imagination and play, children will create their own unique pieces of art and learn about three amazing historical and current female artists.

The event is free, but registration is required. Call 972-205-2517 or register online.
Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant Applications Due Wednesday, March 23
Neighborhood Vitality Matching Grant applications are due Wednesday, March 23.

The program enables registered neighborhood groups, both voluntary and mandatory, to get help with improvements to publicly accessible spaces.
These projects encourage neighbors to work together to create projects unique to their neighborhood while boosting a sense of pride and ownership.
Letter of Intent forms, applications and guidelines can be downloaded at
Belt Line Road Street Repairs

On Monday, March 14, the City will begin concrete pavement repairs to Belt Line Road from Buckingham Road to Glenbrook Drive.

Once construction starts, access to the street will be limited. Construction is expected to last at least four weeks, weather permitting. If you have questions, email
Duck Creek Drive Roadway Repairs

Roadway repairs to Duck Creek Drive from Centerville Road to La Prada Drive will start on Monday, March 14.

Various lane closures will occur during the construction period. Construction is expected to last at least four weeks, weather permitting. Please expect traffic delays. If you have questions, email
COVID-19 Vaccines, Boosters Available at Garland's Public Health Clinic

You can get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster without an appointment at our Public Health Clinic, 206 Carver St., between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Public Health Clinic is a vaccine site, not a testing site. A list of testing sites, along with more resources, is available at Every home in the U.S. can now order four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests at
Events and Announcements
City Council Meetings
March 14 and 15
The Garland City Council Work Session will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, March 14. Regular Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.

Plan Commission
March 16
The Garland Plan Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.

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

In-person meetings have resumed, but you can continue to 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 and be sure to click the "subscribe" button to receive notifications when meeting agendas are posted.

District 2 Town Hall
March 31
Join Council Member Deborah Morris for an informative come-and-go event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the Central Library, 625 Austin St. This State of the District review will include the status of the Downtown and Square redesign, the new Garland Animal Shelter, street repairs, park improvements and more. Learn more.

Lawn Care Assistance Available
The Garland Code Compliance Department is accepting applications for the Lawn Care Assistance Program until all spots are filled. This program will provide summer mowing for seniors (age 60 or 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. Applications are available online and can also be picked up at our Code Compliance office, 210 Carver St., Suite 101. All applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all spots are filled. For more information, visit or call 972-485-6400.
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