Area Fire Departments Announce Firefighter Recruitment Drive

posted Nov 2, 2015, 1:54 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Nov 5, 2015, 5:00 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

If you are interested in a career as a firefighter, the City of Mesquite and several Southern Nevada fire departments are launching a recruitment drive with a series of open houses from Nov. 16 to Dec. 5.

In addition to the Mesquite Fire and Rescue Department, other area fire departments participating in the Southern Nevada recruitment drive are Clark County, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Mount Charleston and Pahrump. Applications will be accepted online only through the www.snvfirerecruitment.com website starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8. The number of applicants will be limited to the first 4,500 who apply online. The application period will close Tuesday, Dec. 22, or after the first 4,500 applications are received.

Clark County and the participating agencies are hosting seven outreach sessions to help interested applicants learn about the different fire departments and the testing, qualification and recruitment process. The first one will be held on Monday, Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the West Flamingo Senior Center, 6255 W. Flamingo Road.

“We are happy to host this recruitment drive and encourage anyone interested in becoming a firefighter to attend one of the upcoming outreach sessions,” said Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell. “It’s a very competitive process to become a firefighter. The open house sessions are designed to give you the information you need to become a successful candidate with our fire department or another in Southern Nevada.”

Clark County’s Human Resources Department is hosting the recruitment website and will forward applications to partnering agencies. The candidates who successfully complete the application and testing process will be forwarded to fire departments for consideration as openings occur within their departments starting next year. Minimum qualifications for each agency, testing dates and other pertinent information about the recruitment are posted on www.snvfirerecruitment.com . Submitting an application is the first step in the process. Applicants also will be required to take a written exam and pass a physical abilities test called the Candidate Physical Ability Test, or CPAT. The CPAT can be taken locally at the College of Southern Nevada. For more information, visit www.csn.edu/cpat.

The Nov. 18 outreach session from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Clark County Commission Chambers can be viewed live as it occurs on the agenda page of Clark County’s website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov. The session also will be taped for rebroadcast on Clark County Television and YouTube throughout the recruitment period. A link to the video will be posted on the fire recruitment website. The same information is generally offered at each outreach session. Candidates are encouraged to attend at least one session, or watch the recorded session to learn about the recruitment process. The full schedule of outreach sessions is as follows:

  • Monday, Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., West Flamingo Senior Center, 6255 W. Flamingo, Las Vegas, NV 89103.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Clark County Government Center - Commission Chambers, 500 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106. * Can be viewed live on the agenda page of Clark County’s website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov.
  • Friday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood, Las Vegas, NV 89142.
  • Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Silver Mesa Recreation Center, 4025 Allen Lane, North Las Vegas, NV 89032.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. , Mountain Crest Community Center, 4701 N. Durango, Las Vegas, NV 89129.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Henderson Fire Training Center, 401 Parkson Road, Henderson, NV 89011.
  • Saturday, Dec.  5, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Desert Breeze Recreation Center, 8275 Spring Mountain Road., Las Vegas, NV 89117.

City Facility Holiday Hours

posted Nov 2, 2015, 1:43 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Nov 5, 2015, 4:56 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Due to Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, there will be a change to the regular hours of operations at several city facilities.  

City Hall  
  • Veterans Day: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - Closed
  • Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 26, 2015 - Closed
  • Family Day: Friday, November 27, 2015 - Closed

Mesquite Recreation Center
  • Veterans Day: Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Hours of Operation: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - Open: 5:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 26, 2015 - Closed
  • Family Day: Friday, November 27, 2015 Open: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mesquite Community/Senior Center
  • Veterans Day: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - Closed
  • Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 26, 2015 - Closed
  • Family Day: Friday, November 27, 2015 - Closed

Contractor Selected to Construct Exit 118 Interchange

posted Sep 11, 2015, 3:44 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Oct 29, 2015, 10:11 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Construction Expected to Start this Fall

At its Sep. 8, 2015, meeting, the Mesquite City Council approved the selection of Meadow Valley Contractors, Inc., to construct the Exit 118 Interchange project on Interstate 15. The contractor will start work upon official notice to proceed, anticipated this fall.

The design-build project, funded by Clark County Fuel Revenue Indexing through the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, is expected to boost the local economy upon completion in summer 2016. It includes the construction of a diamond interchange at Milepost 118 and the extension of Lower Flat Top Drive to connect with the new interchange.

With the interchange, commercial vehicles will have a direct route to the Mesquite Technology and Commerce Center, increasing the efficiency of deliveries and drop-offs and revitalizing local economic development. It is also anticipated that the project will help keep tractor-trailers off the community’s thoroughfares and arterials, freeing up those roads to commuter traffic.

Any questions regarding this procurement can be directed to Wayne Horlacher at Horrocks Engineers: (702) 966-4063 or wayneh@horrocks.com.

Hafen Park Upgraded

posted Sep 11, 2015, 3:33 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Oct 29, 2015, 10:12 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Recently, Hafen Park had a new rubberized playground surface installed and LED lights installed around the splash pad, basketball court and the playground area.  These improvements add to the usability and safety of the area.  

The playground surface is composed of 100% recycled rubber products, which makes it durable and cost-effective.  Additionally, the rubber will not freeze, compress, erode, decompose or blow or wash away, like other play surfaces tend to do.  Another nice feature is that the rubber will not bleed onto clothes or skin, even in the rain.

The pour-in-place rubber surface is comprised of two layers: a cushion layer made of clean, recycled tire rubber; and a decorative addition of the color match speckles.

Residents are invited to go and experience the new upgrades first hand.

City Receives New Meals on Wheels Vehicle

posted Jul 27, 2015, 10:35 AM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Aug 10, 2015, 4:48 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The City of Mesquite Department of Athletics and Leisure Services is pleased to announce the donation of a Meals on Wheels (MOW) vehicle from Southern Nevada Transit Coalition (SNTC).  The Meals on Wheels program delivers hot nutritious meals to homebound seniors.  “The SNTC is an amazing organization to work with and we appreciate all their efforts and we want to thank them for their generosity and kindness.” Grisyeda Belalcazar, Senior Services Supervisor. “This will help us be more efficient in our deliveries.”.

“We have been working with Deb Dauenhauer, Executive Director of the SNTC for about 11 months on this project, The SNTC’s generosity is to be commended,” said Nicholas Montoya, Director of the Athletics and Leisure Services Dept. “We cannot thank them enough for their amazing efforts and donation for the community.”

We would like to express our heartfelt thank you to the SNTC for the donation of the MOW vehicle. If you, your business, or organization is interested in contributing time, money or product, or you have additional questions please contact Griseyda Belacazar at gbelalcazar@mesquitenv.gov or 702-346-5290, or Nicholas Montoya nmontoya@mesquitenv.gov or 702-346-8732.

Left to Right: Nicholas Montoya, Director of Athletics & Leisure Services; Eric Tropp, Laughlin Meals on Wheels Rep; Deb Dauenhauer, Executive Director of the SNTC; Griseyda Belalcazar, Senior Services Supervisor; and Irv Hellman, Mesquite Transportation Supervisor of the SNTC.

Mesquite Police Department Citizen Survey

posted Jun 25, 2015, 1:26 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Jul 13, 2015, 12:02 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The Mesquite Police Department invites Mesquite residents to take a short citizen survey. Information will be used to enhance police services. 

Sunshine Academy

posted Jun 8, 2015, 1:08 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Jun 22, 2015, 9:13 AM by Tyson Kennedy ]

Preschool New Student Enrollment Now Open

Parents can start now to enroll their children (ages 3 to 5) in next year's Sunshine Academy.  Interested parties can sign up in-person at the Recreation Center, 100 West Old Mill Road.  (Sorry, can't do it over the phone or online.)  
Registration is open through August 30 and is open to all residents of Mesquite and the surrounding communities.

As part of the registration process, parents will need to bring a copy of the child's birth certificate, immunizations records, and a signed health statement.  

“Our program is designed to meet the needs and wants of both participants and parents. Activities are supervised, organized, diversified, and safe,” said Janeece Noel, Lead Instructor. “We know that we are helping to shape future leaders, teachers, mothers, and fathers and we take pride in the quality of our program. We incorporate fun, education, exploration, social interaction, and play. We believe that every child is important.  Consequently, we strive to include each and every child in our programs.”

Two last things, your child must be potty-trained and the appropriate age in order to participate in the academy program. 

Have questions about enrollment or the Academy?  Feel free to contact Janeece Noel, Lead Instructor, via phone 702-346-3939 or email jnoel@mesquitenv.gov.  

Sunshine Academy is a program sponsored by the City of Mesquite Department of Athletics & Leisure Services.  For more information about recreation programs, please contact the department at (702) 346-8732. Register for other youth and adult programs online or in-person at the Rec Center, located at 100 W. Old Mill Road.  What all the latest updates instantly?  Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVRecreation 

Mesquite Named among Top Warehouse Locations

posted Mar 10, 2015, 3:27 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Mar 19, 2015, 3:12 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The Boyd Company of Princeton, New Jersey, recently named Mesquite as one of the top 25 U.S. locations for new distribution warehouse operations.  

The report focused on areas that are within a three- to four-hour drive of major rail and water ports, that have the right mix of real estate, construction, taxes, utilities, labor and shipping.  

In conjunction with the construction of a new interchange, Mesquite Regional Business is working to attract warehousing operations to Mesquite.  Parties interested in locating a warehouse in Mesquite should reach out to Mesquite Regional Business and learn about all the advantages of locating a business in Mesquite.

To read a full copy of the recent news article about Mesquite's designation click here.

To contact Mesquite Regional Business click here.

New Freeway Interchange in Mesquite

posted Mar 10, 2015, 3:08 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Mar 19, 2015, 3:10 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The City of Mesquite, the Regional Transportation Commission and the Nevada Department of Transportation are working together to help build a new interchange at Exit 118 in Mesquite, NV.  

This project will provide a great new opportunity for growth and development in Mesquite.  

To help interested parties stay up-to-date on the project, a Facebook page has been created www.facebook.com/MesquiteNVExit118.  Like the page to find out about the latest construction updates, timelines, photos and information on the project. 

State of the City Address

posted Feb 6, 2015, 4:40 PM by Aaron Baker   [ updated Feb 12, 2015, 2:59 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

During the January 27, 2015, City Council meeting, Mayor Allan Litman delivered the State of the City Address.  

If you are interested in reading the full text, a copy is available for download below.

Photo courtesy of Jesselyn Bickley, Desert Valley Times

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