On Wednesday, February 8, Mayor Allan Litman delivered his annual State of the City Address.
Historically past mayors, including Mayor Litman, have delivered their State of the City Address at a City Council meeting and at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon, usually held the next day. This year, the Mayor delivered his address solely at the Chamber luncheon.
Below is a copy of his address.
Southwest Gas and the City of Mesquite are examining the feasibility of having Southwest Gas expand service into Mesquite.
Follow the link to learn more about potential natural gas service expansion into Mesquite and to take an online survey about it.
Many local businesses and residents have responded to the survey. Are you one of them? If not, let your voice be heard.
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In July 2016, the City of Mesquite opened Exit 118 for operation.
This new interchange includes a four-lane bridge over I-15 (two lanes in each direction), as well as a new four-lane (two lanes in each direction) approach roadway north of the I-15 corridor between the new bridge and West Pioneer Boulevard. Overall, the project costs $20 million with actual construction costing $14.7 million from Fuel Revenue Indexing (FRI).
The new interchange on I-15 created 190 jobs and supports improved connectivity to the 800-acre master-planned Mesquite Technology and Commerce Center (MTCC), the location of numerous technology, industrial, distribution and manufacturing businesses. The MTCC helps the Mesquite-area economy by creating new jobs, diversifying the local economy and keeping consumer dollars local. The new interchange will allow for a more direct and convenient route for trucks to access the MTCC, alleviating congestion and improving safety at the existing Exit 120 interchange in future years.
In a break with tradition, Meadow Valley Contractors used an archway design for the interchange, rather than a traditional bridge overpass. The archway design is the first of its kind to be used on Interstate 15.
In addition to the unique engineering design, the artwork and landscaping for the project will also catch drivers’ eyes. On one side of the archways is artwork depicting on the mesas that dot the horizon. On the other, the Virgin Mountains are portrayed. The Virgin River is also included in the artwork for the interchange. Metal flora and fauna are scattered throughout the project.
This project is paid for, in part, by fuel revenue indexing. Fuel revenue is generated each time motorists fill their vehicles with gas. A portion of what they pay at the pump helps fund transportation projects throughout Clark County. For motorists, this averages out to about a dime a day. For more information, visit www.rtcsnv.com/fri.
About Meadow Valley Contractors Inc.
Founded in 1980, Meadow Valley is a heavy-highway construction contractor specializing in the self-performance and construction of roads, highways, bridges, drainage channels, and the paving of highways, vehicle test tracks, and airfields. Meadow Valley is a full-service general contractor that also offers expertise in Alternative Project Delivery Methods (APDM). Customers include a variety of public governmental agencies as well as private customers.
A new display recognizing the 16 judges that served the Mesquite community from 1903-2012 can now be viewed at the Mesquite Justice Facility lobby. The display is intended to honor and remember those that have served in our local courts.
“Neither the state nor the county had a complete list of those who had served in our justice court over the past century”, observed current Mesquite Judge Ryan Toone. “This display was a team effort and reflects the assistance of local historians, the Virgin Valley Historical Society, and the family and friends of past judges.”
In addition to the historical display, brief biographical sketches of the judges are now available on the municipal (www.court.mesquitenv.gov) and justice court (www.clarkcountynv.gov/justicecourt/mesquite) websites. These short bios provide glimpses into the lives of those who served with an emphasis on their work in the court. Many of the biographical sketches contain excerpts from early court records or copies of news articles.
“Reading the early court records leaves you with the impression that these judges were dedicated to serving their community, they used common sense, and were committed to following the law”, Toone remarked. “I hope readers find the bios interesting and informative.”
In addition to learning about the history of the Mesquite courts, the community is invited to utilize the online services available on the municipal court and justice court websites. These websites provide answers to frequently asked questions about court matters, case information, online payment options, and forms.
Starting Sunday, June 5, the Mesquite Recreation Center will be closed on Sundays.
"Due to budgetary constraints, the City is faced with this indefinite cost-savings measure,” said City Manager Andy Barton. “Once the City has more resources, we will re-evaluate this decision.”
The revised hours of operation for the Mesquite Recreation Center are as follows: Monday through Thursday 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The new Tour Mesquite app allows residents and visitors alike greater access to the most up-to-date information about Mesquite.
With the Tour Mesquite Nevada App you can:
This boys and girls tournament brings thousands of visitors to Mesquite. For details check out the tournament website.
Welcome Utah Youth Soccer!
This weekend is the Mesquite Motor Mania is a classic car show. This event is held every year in Mesquite over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Come and see what makes this event so great every year.
Check out the event's official site for more detail: http://mesquitecarshows.com/
Photo Credit: Mesquite Gaming
Nomination forms are now available in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall. The nomination form is also available for download below. Completed nominations are due to the City Clerk’s Office by noon on Friday, January 22, 2016.
A committee of local residents will select the honoree and the decision will be announced during a February 2015 City Council Meeting.
If you have any questions, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 702-346-5295 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Photograph is of Charles and Emma Hardy, two of the inaugural honorees. They are honored posthumously. Courtesy of The Virgin Valley Heritage Museum.
Exit 118 will alleviate truck traffic for motorists, help city’s plan for growth
City of Mesquite Mayor and RTC Board Member Allan Litman, Do It Best Corporation General Manager Wendy Kinney, and Mesquite Regional Business President George Gault unveiled a rendering of the new interchange and 300-foot long, four-lane bridge over I-15. A 1,950-foot long, four-lane (two lanes in each direction) approach roadway will also be constructed north of the I-15 corridor between the new bridge and West Pioneer Boulevard. Two bicycle lanes and a sidewalk will connect to future trails in the area.
“As an RTC board member, I have seen firsthand the positive effects Fuel Revenue Indexing has had on Southern Nevada since it was implemented in 2014, and I am thrilled to be here today to celebrate a FRI project in Mesquite,” said Litman.
Gault, who leads the organization charged with attracting businesses to the area, emphasized the importance of factors that businesses consider when expanding or relocating.
“These factors include access to raw materials and a strong transportation infrastructure that offers easy accessibility – all directly linked to our economy,” he said. “Mobility and connectivity, which this project advances, save time, and we all know that time is money in our economy.”
Do It Best Corporation is a prime example of a beneficiary of the new interchange. The company serves 3,800 member-owned locations throughout the United States and 53 countries. It is the only U.S.-based full-line, full-service, member-owned distributor of lumber, hardware and building materials products in the home improvement industry.
“The interchange will not only help divert industrial and commercial traffic off our city roadways, but it will create direct access to businesses like mine,” said Kinney of Do It Best. “It also will provide a more direct and convenient route for trucks to access the 800-acre master planned Mesquite Technology and Commerce Center (MTCC).”
The MTCC is home to numerous technology, industrial, distribution and manufacturing businesses.
The project will generate 190 jobs. Meadow Valley is the general contractor.
Revenue is generated every time a motorist fuels their vehicle, and a portion of what they pay at the pump helps create jobs by funding transportation and public safety projects across Clark County. Average motorists contribute about a dime a day over a three-year period (Jan. 2014 – Dec. 2016). Fuel Revenue Indexing funds help keep pace with material and labor costs, raising $700 million, funding 220 projects and creating 9,000 jobs.
About the RTC
The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning organization and regional traffic management agency for Southern Nevada. The RTC’s vision is to provide a safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for citizens and visitors. The RTC encourages residents and visitors to use a variety of transportation choices to help reduce traffic congestion, clean the air and improve the quality of life in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit rtcsnv.com.