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WHY UTILITIES ARE IMPORTANT TO THE CITY OF THOMASVILLE BUDGET

Utilities services are the backbone of the City of Thomasville’s operating budget. The City offers a variety of utilities services including electric, natural gas, water, solid waste, wastewater, compressed natural gas, landfill and telecommunications (which includes CNSNext digital television, telephone and high-speed Internet). The revenues generated from utilities accounts for 60 percent of the General Fund, which is the fund that includes many traditional governmental services. This...



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THANKSGIVING CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville administrative offices will be closed Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, 2020, in observance of the Thanksgiving holidays. Due to the holiday observance, some City services will be affected. City services’ schedules are as follows: Utilities Response Center Regular 24-hour operational schedule. They can be reached by calling 229-227-5499. City of Thomasville Residential Refuse Thursday residential customers will be collected on Wednesday,...



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CITY OF THOMASVILLE PROVIDES ENERGY EFFICIENCY TIPS FOR COOLER WEATHER

While the outside temperatures are mild, it won’t be long before cooler winter temperatures arrive. Colder weather increases energy usage for most residential customers, which can translate into higher utility bills. With this in mind, the City of Thomasville encourages customers to implement easy and affordable ways to save on their energy usage now that will pay off later. “When cooler weather hits our area, our customers will utilize more energy which will have an impact on their...



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CITY COUCIL APPROVES DESIGNATION OF PLANFIRST COMMUNITY

During regular session on Monday, November 9th, the City Council unanimously approved a resolution for the City of Thomasville to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (GDCA), formally accepting Thomasville’s re-designation as a PlanFirst Community. PlanFirst is a program that recognizes excellence in community planning and demonstrates an established pattern of successfully implementing its Local Comprehensive Plan. According to City...



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BUDGET BLOG SERIES: CITY BUDGET 101

Welcome to the Budget Blog Series! Each week, we’ll be posting information about the City of Thomasville budget process along with helpful insights, meeting dates, and other useful information. Visit our Budget Blog Series page by clicking here. CITY BUDGET 101 A budget, whether personal or for a business, allows you to create a spending plan, reduce costs, and prepare for the future. You hear a lot of talk about the City of Thomasville’s operating budget, but why should it...



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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE IN DOWNTOWN THOMASVILLE

Ring in the holiday season in Downtown Thomasville with a festive day of shopping, dining, and prizes at the Holiday Open House! The Holiday Open House will be held on Sunday, November 22nd from 1:00-5:00 p.m. “This event is a great opportunity for locals and visitors alike to begin their holiday shopping and enjoy a beautiful Sunday in Downtown Thomasville,” said April Norton, Director of Economic Development. “2020 has been a year of changes and exercises in creativity for...



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CITY HOSTS REMINGTON AVENUE STREETSCAPE OPEN HOUSE

In June 2019, the City of Thomasville began the process of creating an improvement plan for one of Thomasville’s most important roadways, Remington Avenue. The final concept design received approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission in August 2019 and the Thomasville City Council voted in September 2019 to complete the engineering and design phase of the project. Now, an open house is planned that will allow the community an opportunity to view the final design concepts. “The...



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ROAD CLOSURE FOR REMINGTON AVENUE

City of Thomasville Utility crews will begin work along Remington Avenue beginning Monday, November 9th. Crews will be repairing a water main near 528 Remington Avenue. The work is scheduled between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and is expected to last one night. There will be a temporary road closure while the work is being completed, however, local traffic will be allowed during this time. Travelers in the area are encouraged to exercise caution while utilizing the Smith...



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VETERANS DAY CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville administrative offices will be closed Wednesday, November 11, 2020, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. Due to the holiday observance, some City services will be affected. City services’ schedules are as follows: Utilities Response Center Regular 24-hour operational schedule. They can be reached by calling 229-227-5499. City of Thomasville Residential Refuse There will be no change to city residential pick-up schedules. Customers are asked to...



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LETTENEY NAMED TPD CHIEF

Thomasville City Manager Alan Carson has named John Letteney as the new Police Chief for the Thomasville Police Department. Letteney will assume the post as Chief of Police on January 11, 2021. Letteney’s appointment comes after a lengthy search conducted by the Georgia Association of Police Chiefs, which narrowed the applicant pool from 31 to a final three. “I am pleased to name John as TPD’s new Police Chief,” said Carson. “The process to find our new Police Chief was very...



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CITY HONORED BY MUNICIPAL GAS AUTHORITY OF GEORGIA

The City of Thomasville was recognized for Marketing Excellence by the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia (MGAG) at an awards presentation held during the virtual Fall Regional Meeting on October 22nd. MGAG is the largest non-profit natural gas joint-action agency in the United States serving 80 members in Georgia, Alabama, Pennslyvania, and Florida. MGAG helps meet the gas needs of more than 240,000 customers in the four-state area. “We are honored to be recognized by the Municipal Gas...



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LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR 1165 WEST JACKSON STREET

Contractors will begin work near West Jackson Street across from Industrial Boulevard on Monday, November 2nd. Construction crews will install a driveway at 1165 West Jackson Street. The work is scheduled to occur between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is expected to continue through Wednesday, November 4th. There will be a temporary lane closure in the area while work is being completed. Traffic will be detoured around the construction area and lane closure signage will be in...