Saturday, November 27, 2010

City of Mesa Ongoing or Continuous Job Openings

Ongoing or Continuous job openings, see website for details.
  • Animal Control Officer
  • Aquatics and Parks Maintenance Supervisor
  • Assistant Employee Benefits Administrator
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Communications Systems Coordinator
  • Community Revitalization Specialist
  • Controls Engineering Specialist (2 vacancies)
  • Director - Mesa Counts on College Project - Grant-Funded
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Role and Workflow Process Analyst (2 Vacancies)
  • Information Technology Architect I (Network)
  • Information Technology Engineer II - (ERP Systems - Project Funded)
  • Information Technology Engineer II (ERP Systems)
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Technician I
  • Police Fiscal Administrator
  • Streetlight Technician I
  • Water Plant Maintenance Specialist I (Water Supply)
  • Water Plant Maintenance Specialist II (Brown Road Water Treatment Plant)
 To apply for open positions, please visit:


City of Mesa Job Openings

New or revised this week:

City Clerk Assistant  $40,830 - $55,162

To apply for open positions, please visit:

Friday, November 26, 2010

Trains in the Garden

Check out Trains in the Garden this year. This a great event celebrating the holidays, thirteen homes and one medical center with G-Scale garden railroads will be on display in Phoenix and the east valley for public viewing.

Donations will be accepted and given to support train layouts in the children's hospital and children's medical center in the Valley.

Dates are Saturday and Sunday, December 11-12 and December 18-19, 5:30-8:30pm. Check out the Arizona Big Train Operators website for maps. We were able to make it out to Dennis and Lizabeth Sirrine’s last year, it was great.

Here is a Roger Miller:

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

For Rachael and all of her Missouri friends:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Use Bleach to Purify Water?

Do you use bleach to purify your water? Most of us do.

Did you know stored bottles of bleach lose their effectiveness? I didn’t.

Here is an interesting article from the Survival Topics Blog.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Save on CFL’s

CFLs save energy 

SRP customers can save on CFLs for every room in the house. Cozy up to CFL discounts at participating Home Depot, Walmart, Lowes, Costco and Sam's Club stores.

Check for more offers and advice.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Borrow a Free Kill A Watt Meter

Popular ‘SRP Energy Analyzer Program’ expands to Mesa Mesa Public Library Offers Card Holders Free Kill A Watt Devices to Check Out

Thanks to SRP’s Energy Analyzer Program, Mesa Library patrons can borrow a free Kill A Watt meter that will tell them how much energy their appliances use.

By simply plugging the device into an outlet, then plugging an appliance into the Kill A Watt meter, the LCD display will show energy use. Typical appliances and devices can be tested, including refrigerators/freezers, fans, computers/printers, video gaming systems, televisions, microwaves, clocks, stereos, lights, phone chargers, coffee makers and other devices that plug into 120-volt AC outlets. After using the device, SRP customers are encouraged to fill out an Energy Analyzer online survey and find additional energy-saving tips and money- saving offers at

Library card holders can check out a Kill A Watt meter at:

Main Library, 64 E. First St. (480) 644-2207
Dobson Ranch Library, 2425 S. Dobson Road. (480) 644-3441
Red Mountain Branch Library, 635 N. Power Road. (480) 644-3181

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

November Landscape Watering Schedule

From the City of Mesa:

November is a great month to perform a thorough check of your irrigation system. Check for leaks by looking for soggy ground or eroded soil.

Replace broken sprinkler heads and check that those working are not blocked
by grass or other obstructions. Fix or replace clogged or missing emitters, and move emitters out to the dripline as trees grow.

Recommendations below are for plants that are established in the landscape (in the ground about 2 years).

Lawn watering:
Summer grass (Bermuda) - once every 14 days
Overseeded cool season grass (rye) - 4x per day for first 7-10 days to germinate, then once every 7-10 days

If trees and shrubs are on the same valve:
Desert Adapted - once every 24 days
High Water Use - once every 11 days

Tree watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 27 days
High Water Use - once every 12 days

Shrub watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 21 days
High Water Use - once every 10 days

Groundcover and vine watering:
Desert Adapted - once every 21 days
High Water Use - once every 10 days

Cacti and succulent watering - if needed

Annuals watering - once every 5 days

Wildflower watering - once every 1-2 days to germinate, then once every 7 days

Note: These recommendations are a general guideline only and may need to be modified for your specific site conditions.

Monday, November 8, 2010

VeggieTales Christmas


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