Government Services

Notable Local Government News

New Trash Company Service Begins January 1 with new THURSDAY Pickup

Beginning January 1, 2019 trash pickup will be on Thursdays instead of Fridays and trash bins will be swapped out with new ones.  That’s because the City has changed the trash service contractor to Community Waste Disposal (CWD), the largest independently owned solid waste and recycling company in the DFW area. Expect to see mailings from CWD soon regarding the transition to the new trash bins, which will utilize the same 95-gallon trash and/or recycling cart. In addition to this service, CWO will collect up to four (4) cubic yards of bulk/brush weekly. The new company will also be utilizing…

New Planned Route for 549 to & from 1139

View the engineering drawings  showing the new route of 549 at the curve where it intersects FM 1139.  The change is significant and will dramatically impact our route into Rockwall.  Crossing this 4 lane intersection will become much more dangerous as traffic volume on 549 increases.  Many are concerned about the safety issues. The ingress & egress points to and from 1139 from and to 549 is most alarming, as it will become necessary to zig zag as shown on the attached markup. The original TxDOT map (unmarked) and a larger view showing the new alignment on 549 are also attached. Click…

Turn Lanes to be Added at 205 & 549; Shoulders Added to FM 1139

ROCKWALL COUNTY – In an ongoing effort to enhance state roadways and improve safety, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved a contract to add additional pavement width and resurface 9.2 miles of various roadways including FM 549, FM 1139, SH 205 and SH 276 in Rockwall County. Funding has been approved to add turn lanes at both intersections of FM 549 & SH 205.  According to MC City Manager, David Butler, this project will be completed by August of this year! Shoulders will be added to FM 1139, however no date has been set for the project’s completion. SH…

Smart 911 Service Comes to Rockwall

The Rockwall Police Department is pleased to announce today that it has implemented Smart911 and it is now available to all citizens. The Smart 911 system allows citizens to create a Safety Profile for their household, which will display vital information to 911 Dispatchers and will assist first responders when responding to an emergency; including police, fire and emergency medical personnel. The profile provides critical information to emergency services, which otherwise might not be relayed to 911 Dispatchers by someone who is having a crisis and may be struggling to provide the most basic information.  “Having this system in place…