Coppell celebrates 31st anniversary of National Night Out


Srihari Yechangunja

Coppell police officer Kelly Luther speaks about National Night Out at the Coppell City Council meeting on Tuesday, with an appearance from NNO mascot Nate the Knight. Coppell Mayor Wes Mays proclaimed Oct. 4, 2022 as National Night Out.

Sruthi Lingam, CHS9 Visual Media Editor

Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting began with the approval of holding Oct. 4 National Night Out in Coppell. 2022 is the 31st anniversary of Coppell’s celebration of National Night Out. 

“When I first moved into Coppell, the way I met my neighbors was through our National Night Out,” Coppell Mayor Wes Mays said.

National Night Out is a national campaign for crime prevention, drug usage awareness, and to strengthen relationships within neighborhoods.

October was named as National Arts and Humanities Month, authorized by Mays. Members of the Coppell Community Chorale, Coppell Community Orchestra, Theater Coppell and Coppell Arts Center were present to celebrate the new proclamation.

All ordinances were approved, including amending monthly sewer rates, a settlement between the Atmos Cities Steering Committee (ACSC) and Atmos Energy and other corporate agreements with Coppell.

The switch of traffic for South Belt Line Road is anticipated to occur towards the end of October. 

“The intersection improvements for Bethel School are expected to be completed by mid-October,” Coppell City Manager Mike Land said. 

The second tranche of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds was received on Tuesday of the amount $5,141,912. These funds can be used to invest in public infrastructure projects relating to water, sewage systems, paying essential services workers and additional public services.

Mays encourages Coppell residents to participate in local government by applying to serve one of Coppell’s Boards or Commissions. Applications will be open through Oct. 7 for the following boards and commissions:

  • Animal Services Advisory & Appeals Board
  • Board of Adjustment
  • Coppell Recreation Development Corporation
  • Economic Development Foundation
  • Future Oriented Approach to Residential Development (FOARD)
  • Library Advisory Board
  • Parks & Recreation Board
  • Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Smart City Board 

Mays reminds residents to check the status of their voter registration as the last day to register for the November election is Oct. 11.

Coppell will be holding a special election to consider two propositions relating to the expenditure of sales tax. Early voting will begin on Oct. 24.

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