2nd Annual Run for Rover 5K & Fun Run/Walk – February 17
The City will host the furriest 5K benefitting our four-legged friends in the 2nd Annual Run for Rover race on Saturday, February 17 at 8:30 a.m. Sign up your pup for a dog-specific race supporting the Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center. The race will start at McInnish Dog Park (2241 Sandy Lake Road) and will route through the adjacent sports complex for a full 5K. A shorter fun run/walk route will be offered for smaller or older dogs, or dogs who are still working off some holiday weight. Don’t have a dog? You can still participate. Or even better, swing by the Adoption Center (2247 Sandy Lake Road) where your new best friend is waiting for you.
Race day registration cost is $30 for the 5K or $20 for the Fun Run/Walk for humans and $10 for dogs. For those who pre-registered by Monday, February 12, packet pick-up is Thursday, February 15 from noon to 8 p.m. and Friday, February 16 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Rosemeade Recreation Center (1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway).
Race Day Schedule
Race Day Registration & Warm Up: 7-8:15 a.m.
5K Run: 8:30 a.m.
Fun Run/Walk: 8:35 a.m.
Awards Ceremony: 9:30 a.m.
For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/RunForRover.
Game on! For Adults – February 17
Board games are so much more than the Chutes and Ladders or Monopoly of childhood. Visit the Library and check out new and trendy games. Whether you’re looking for a game to test your strategy or social deduction skills, or just looking for a social trivia game, we’ve got you covered. You are also free to bring your own games to share with others. Game on! Ages 18+ are invited to this free event at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) from 2-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 17. Available games include Wits & Wagers, Telestrations, Utter Nonsense, Dixit, Ultimate Werewolf, Tsuro, Bang! The Dice Game, The Resistance, and more. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.
Chinese New Year Celebration – February 18
Carrollton Sun Ray Chinese School will lead attendees in a variety of activities celebrating Chinese culture at the Carrollton Public Library’s annual Chinese New Year Celebration. Bring the whole family for a fun and educational afternoon at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) on Sunday, February 18 from 3-5 p.m. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.
Crafternoon – February 20
Do your kids need a new after school activity? Do they love making crafts? Then this is the event for them! Join the fun on Tuesday, February 20 from 3-4:30 p.m. at Hebron & Josey Library (4220 N. Josey Lane) to create something amazingly awesome. Crafternoons are held the third Tuesday of every month. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/library.
City Council Meeting – February 20
The public is invited to attend all City Council meetings. The Council generally meets the first and third Tuesday of each month in the City Council Chamber on the second floor at City Hall (1945 E. Jackson Road). The worksession begins at 5:45 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Minutes of meetings become available after City Council adopts them, usually at subsequent meetings. Check for updates atcityofcarrollton.com/calendar.
City Council Adopts Utility Rate Increase for March 1
The Carrollton City Council approved a rate increase for water and wastewater services at the Tuesday, February 6 meeting. The decision to apply a rate increase this year is primarily due to increasing costs from the City’s water and wastewater treatment providers, Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) and Trinity River Authority (TRA). The increase will take effect March 1, and while actual impacts to individual customers will vary based on type of customer and usage levels, the average increase will be about 12 percent. In a residential municipal cost of service comparison of 20 cities in the DFW area, Carrollton currently holds the second lowest water and sewer rates. With the utility rate increase in March, that ranking will not change. For more information on Carrollton’s utility services and billing procedures, visitcityofcarrollton.com/ucs or call 972-466-3000.
Carrollton Reports Sustainable Economic Growth in 2017
Carrollton’s economy grew by more than 3 percent in 2017, as the City’s strategic location, transportation links, quality of life, access to a quality workforce, low crime rate, and low tax rate continue to make it a competitive location for corporate business investment. Carrollton’s population grew to 133,351 and its assessed value increased to more than $13 billion. Expansion in all sectors of the economy grew steadily, with Carrollton’s large industrial base generating more tax revenues, thus enabling Carrollton to sustain its high quality city services at a low cost. To read more about the growth within each sector, visitcarrolltontxdevelopment.com.
Free Employer Registration Open for Metrocrest Community Job Fair
Calling all employers. The Carrollton Public Library and Metrocrest Services have partnered to host the first Metrocrest Community Job Fair on Monday, May 7 from 12-4 p.m. at Josey Ranch Lake Library (1700 Keller Springs Road). The event will host 20 local employers to promote career opportunities for local job seekers. Businesses with a wide range of available positions to meet varying levels of skills and interests in the community are invited to participate free of charge. The first hour of the job fair will be dedicated to pre-registered job seekers for a more personalized interaction with employers. The remaining three hours of the event will be an open-call job fair. Computer stations will be available for participants to apply online during the fair. Additionally, a special area will be designated for onsite interviews.
If your organization wishes to participate, download a registration form at twilliams or Clarice Mastin atcmastin. Your registration is not complete until you receive confirmation from Metrocrest Services or the Carrollton Public Library. For more information, contact the Metrocrest Services Workforce Team at 972-446-2100.
2018 Recycling Calendar Available Online
Visit marketing.services for a printed copy.