TPD SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON IMPROVING SERVICE

The Thomasville Police Department has launched an online survey to help assess the current perception of law enforcement service to the community. The survey is being conducted in partnership with the Thomas University Division of Social Work. According to Police Chief Troy Rich, participation in the survey is necessary in order to adequately gauge how the department is doing and where improvements are needed. “We are hoping that we gain a great deal of input and participation in the...



PLANNING & ZONING COMMITTEE NAMES OFFICERS, PLANS PUBLIC HEARING

The Thomasville Planning and Zoning Commission met earlier this month to chart 2017 initiatives and elect officers. The Commission is responsible for working to engage the public in the planning process, a process that can involve comprehensive planning, zoning and the implementation of a comprehensive plan. According to Brian Herrmann, City Planner, this essentially means that the Commission is charged with balancing the public good with private rights and interests. “The Thomasville...



TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF WEST JACKSON STREET

Beginning Monday, January 30, 2017, the City of Thomasville will begin repairing the brick pavers on West Jackson Street from South Madison to Remington Avenue. As a result, this section of West Jackson Street will be closed to thru traffic. “The historic pavers in this section of downtown Thomasville were uncovered a few years ago,” said Wayne Newsome. “Our goal in performing this maintenance is to hopefully create smoother travel through this area. The process involves...



TEMPORARY STREET CLOSING FOR WASTEWATER REPAIR

Beginning Monday, January 30, 2017, Lansing Street from West Walcott to Georgia Avenue will be closed to thru traffic. The street will be temporarily closed to facilitate a wastewater main replacement. Traffic will be redirected around the construction zone during this period. The detour route will be to Georgia Avenue, for access to Israel Ave. Construction is expected to be complete by Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Residents along Lansing Street will have access to their homes. ...



COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT INPUT NEEDED

Please attend a community input session on Saturday, January 28 concerning potential improvements to the Fletcherville Community. This meeting will be held at Harper Elementary School from 11 am – 12:30 pm.



STORM RESTORATIONS CONTINUE

City of Thomasville Utilities are continuing with restoration efforts and as of Tuesday afternoon, seven outages impacting about 45 customers remained. At the peak of Sunday’s storm, nearly 3,000 customers were without electrical service. “The entire City Council and I are very proud of the response effort of our linemen, utility and public works crews,” said Steve Sykes, City Manager/Utilities Superintendent. “They have put in numerous long hours, away from their own families, to...



UPDATE ON STORM DAMAGE

The weekend’s severe weather outbreak took a final swipe at Southwest Georgia as storms moved across the Thomasville area Sunday afternoon. Prior to the afternoon incident, power outages from Sunday morning were mostly restored, with about 300 customers remaining without service. By the time the final system moved through our area, that number quickly grew to about 3,000 customers without power. “Most of our calls began coming in around 2:30 p.m.,” said Chris White, Assistant...



EARLY MORNING STORM DAMAGE IMPACTS UTILITIES CUSTOMERS

Early morning storms ripped through Thomasville and Thomas County, leaving more than 2,750 utility customers without power. Initial reports came in around 3:00 a.m. early Sunday morning and continued through a later band of weather that moved through the area around 9:30 a.m. “At our peak, we had more than 2,700 customers without electrical service,” said Chris White, Assistant Utilities Superintendent. “Utility crews were brought in to begin the restoration process and continue...



MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed Monday, January 16, 2017, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Because of the holiday observances, some City services will be affected. City services’ schedules are as follows: Energy Control Center Regular 24-hour operational schedule City of Thomasville Residential Refuse Monday residential customers will be collected on Tuesday, January 17. Tuesday residential customers will be collected on Wednesday, January 18....



PARADISE PARK TREES EVALUATED

Thomasville’s public parks and greenspaces have received much attention throughout 2016, and City leaders say this focus on a strategic initiative to improve its community’s greenspaces will continue in 2017. For Paradise Park, 2017 will bring a community planning initiative to shape the park’s future. The groundwork for these improvements has begun with a tree survey that yielded surprising results. “In October, we worked with an arborist certified by the International Society...



CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed December 23 and 26, 2016, and January 2, 2017 in observance of Christmas and the New Year holiday. Because of the holiday observances, some City services will be affected. City services’ schedules are as follows: Energy Control Center Regular 24-hour operational schedule City of Thomasville Residential Refuse Normal schedules will be observed on Friday, December 23. There will be no residential collections on Monday, December 26;...



CITY CREWS RECOGNIZED FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE

City of Thomasville Utilities’ Water Construction Team members received statewide attention when they were presented with the Golden Backhoe Award and the Lester E. Feathers Damage Prevention Award by the Georgia Utilities Coordination Council at their recent annual fall conference. Each year, the GUCC selects one utility from within each of its seven districts that has demonstrated a commitment to safe digging practices as the recipient of the Golden Backhoe Award. Additionally,...