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QUALITY CONTINUES FOR THE CITY OF THOMASVILLE'S WATER TREATMENT PLANT

The City of Thomasville’s Water Treatment Plant provides award-winning quality water to Thomasville. For the past five years, water treatment staff members have earned the Gold Award from the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) for meeting 100 percent of the Federal Safe Drinking Water Requirements. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Over...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE MOBILE APP NOW AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID DEVICES

Customers now have two ways to download the City of Thomasville’s mobile app, created to help customers stay connected to utility account information. “The android version of our mobile app launched this spring,” noted Melissa Donaldson, City of Thomasville Applications Product Manager. “It can be downloaded from the Google Play Store by doing a search for ‘City of Thomasville Utilities.’” The android version is in addition to the iOS version that launched last year,...



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WORK ON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN CONTINUES

Work continues on Thomasville: Blueprint 2028, the City of Thomasville’s comprehensive plan and engagement process, based on feedback received from a series of open houses in early May. Four open house sessions were held in various locations to accommodate and appeal to a large part of the community. Sessions were held at the City of Thomasville Council Chambers, First Missionary Baptist Church, Thomasville Community Resource Center, and Douglass School. A consulting team of experts...



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THOMASVILLE FIREFIGHTERS ACHIEVE PROFICIENCY AND PROFESSIONALISM WITH REALISTIC TRAINING

Realistic training beyond a classroom is a necessity to ensure firefighter safety and readiness. Almost every firefighter has heard the following: “Train as if your life depends on it, because it does.” “Firefighters can only learn so much sitting in a classroom or by reading in textbooks and journals,” said Thomasville Fire Rescue Chief of Training Craig Dukes. “Video instruction about search and rescue, forcing entry into buildings, ventilating smoke from structures, breaching...



MEMORIAL DAY CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017 in observance of Memorial Day. Because of the holiday observance, some City services will be affected. City schedules are as follows: Energy Control Center Regular 24-hour operational schedule Residential Refuse Monday residential customers will have pick-up Tuesday, May 30. Tuesday residential customers will have pick-up Wednesday, May 31. Regular schedule will resume Thursday, June 1. Thomas...



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TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE FOR EAST JACKSON STREET

Beginning Monday, May 15, 2017, the City of Thomasville Utilities’ Natural Gas Department will close the inside eastbound lane on East Jackson Street between Hadley Drive and Cottage Lane to perform testing of the natural gas lines in this location. This lane closure will remain in effect until the work is complete. While every effort will be made to expedite testing and reopen the lanes, the expected duration of this closure is unknown at this time. This work will be conducted so...



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MASTER PLAN UNVEILED FOR WESTON PARK

After three days and countless hours of planning and visioning, a new master plan was unveiled on the final evening of a recent park improvement process for one of Thomasville’s most beloved parks. Francis Weston Park, located in the heart of the Dewey City neighborhood, was the focus of community leaders, City staff and outside design consultants April 23-25, 2017. During the three-day event, community leaders came together to develop a master plan that addressed concerns and included the...



PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MEMBER RECEIVES CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP

A member of the Thomasville Planning & Zoning Commission has been named recipient of the 2017 Richard McLaughlin Scholarship to attend the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) Conference. Rev. Jeremy Rich, Commission member since 2016, will attend this premier conference, regarded as one of the preeminent planning, urban design and economic development conferences in the country in Seattle, Washington, May 3-6, 2017. “I’m delighted to be selected as a McLaughlin Scholarship recipient...



CITY CELEBRATES MILESTONE SERVICE AWARDS

During Wednesday’s Thomasville City Council Workshop, 44 City of Thomasville employees were honored for their years of service to the community. The service awards honored employees who have achieved milestones of five, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service. “We congratulate our employees on reaching these milestones and want to thank them for the service they have invested in our community and its citizens,” said Steve Sykes, City Manager/Utilities Superintendent. “We’re...



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THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE HITS THE LADDERS

Members of Thomasville Fire Rescue are participating in annual training to help ensure the department is ready to respond to all situations, no matter the height. Each member of TFR must ascend the department’s aerial truck ladder to its full height of 100 feet. To mimic real-life emergency scenarios, the training exercise requires TFR members to complete the ladder climb wearing full turnout gear and carrying a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). “All combined, the turnout...



BUDGET BILLING ENROLLMENT PERIOD NOW OPEN

The City of Thomasville is now accepting applications for the Budget Billing Program. The Budget Billing Program gives utilities customers an additional way to help manage their winter budgets, with payment options that can be helpful when excessive temperatures may cause increased monthly utility usage. Program enrollment is available only twice each year, during April and October. The current enrollment period will end May 1st. The Budget Billing Program provides customers the choice of...



WESTON PARK TAKES CENTER STAGE

The second Thomasville park to be the focus of a park improvement process will take center stage next week when a three-day visioning session kicks off for Francis Weston Park. Community leaders, City staff and outside design consultants will work together throughout April 23-25, 2017 to finalize a master plan for improving the beloved park located in the heart of the historic Dewey City neighborhood. “The amount of support we’ve received from the community is incredible,” said...