CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed December 24 and 25, 2015, and January 1, 2016 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 For the week of December 21, 2015, residents scheduled for Thursday pick-up will be served Wednesday, December 23, 2015....



CITY LOOKS TO DETENTION PONDS TO HELP REDUCE FLOODING

Beginning in January 2016, City of Thomasville staff will be inspecting rainwater detention facilities to ensure proper function. The network of detention facilities throughout Thomasville plays an important role in stormwater management, particularly regarding flood reduction and prevention. “We’ve completed our stormwater inventory and we’ve found that many of our detention ponds are not adequately being maintained,” said City Engineer Jerry Pionessa. “This means that in heavy...



CITY COUNCIL APPROVES BUDGET FOR 2016

During regular session, the City Council unanimously voted to approve the budget for the 2016 fiscal year. Approved at $131,783,596, the structurally balanced budget includes no revenues from property taxes within its funding. In lieu of property taxes, margins above the cost of providing services are transferred from the City’s utility funds to general government. For FY 2016, the amount of the transfers will be approximately $10 million, an increase of approximately $480,000. These...



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CITY COUNCIL RECOGNIZES SCOUTS DURING MONDAY'S MEETING

Local Scouts Alan Simms, Strong Beverly, and Rich Beverly attended Monday night’s City Council meeting, where they received a warm welcome from the Mayor and the other councilmembers. The Scouts, members of Troops 383 (Alan Simms) and 306 (Strong and Rich Beverly), received words of support and encouragement from the councilmembers, as they strive to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Throughout the year, Boy Scouts attend City Council meetings in order to satisfy requirements for the...



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2015 COUNCILMEMBER FAREWELL

The City Council informally bid Councilmember and Mayor Emeritus David Lewis farewell during his final meeting on the City Council Monday night. Mr. Lewis has served the community as the District 1, Post 1 representative since 2000. From left: Councilmember Jay Flowers, Mayor Pro Tem Greg Hobbs, Councilmember David Lewis, Mayor Max Beverly, Councilmember Don Simms



DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

Thomasville Police Department, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, has a message for you: “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Because the holiday travel peiod is such a dangerous time on Georgia roads, law enforcement agencies statewide will be actively searching for and arresting impaired drivers December 16, 2015 through January 1, 2016. Chief of Police Troy Rich said that each year, many of our citizens take to the roadways in order to be with family and...



THANKSGIVING CITY SERVICES SCHEDULE

The City of Thomasville offices will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2015 in observance ofThanksgiving. Because of the holiday observance, 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: Thursday residential customers will have pick-up Wednesday, November 25. Regular schedule will resume Friday, November 27. Thomas County...



PLANNING DEPARTMENT WINS GICH HOMEOWNERSHIP AWARD

During the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing's October 21st, 10th anniversary celebration, the organization recognized outstanding examples of affordable housing projects/innovations by GICH communities. Communities were invited to submit applications for the following categories: adaptive reuse, affordable rental housing, community outreach and engagement, homeownership, neighborhood revitalization, community transformation and housing innovation. A panel of experts then selected an...



TFR BEGINS CITYWIDE, COMMERCIAL BUILDING FIRE & LIFE SAFETY INSPECTIONS

Thomasville Fire Rescue Fire Marshal Tim Connell and Georgia-certified fire inspectors from both Thomasville Fire Rescue and Gold Star have begun to inspect all commercial properties within Thomasville’s city limits. Fire Marshal Connell said that goal is to educate and empower business owners in order to help them understand how to maintain a safe environment and to also understand how applicable safety mandates apply to their property and/or business. “Most inspections will take...



2015 LESTER FEATHERS AND GOLDEN BACKHOE AWARDS

Thomasville Utilities’ Water Construction Team received statewide attention when they were presented with the Golden Backhoe Award and the Lester E. Feathers Damage Prevention Award at the Georgia Utilities Coordinating Council annual conference in Dillard, Georgia this week. 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, one team who...



BUDGET BILLING ENROLLMENT PERIOD OPEN AGAIN

City of Thomasville Utilities customers have an additional way to help manage their winter budgets, as the City is now accepting applications for the Budget Billing Program. The Budget Billing Program gives utilities customers an additional payment option, which 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 October 31st. The Budget...



TPD SEAL OF APPROVAL

The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police recognized Thomasville Police Department’s professional standards of operation by granting recertification through the GACP State Certification Program. Receiving State Certification signifies that TPD operates efficiently and effectively while maintaining sound policy setting and enforcement. “We strive to be a progressive law enforcement agency,” said Chief of Police Troy Rich. “This means that we must always look to adapt and evolve...