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ECG Recognizes COTU Electric Deptartment with 2014 Safety Award of Excellence

From left to right: Scott Stevens, Vann Dowdy, Joe Lane, Rudy Thompson, Robert Prosser, Ben Spencer, Dusty Rogers, Steve Humphries, Thomas Phillips, Danny Bozeman, Vince Rivera, Travis Lamos, Jonathan Herrmann, Jeremy Layton, Jacob Gunn, Eric Mobley, Bren Alderman, Jesse Mayfield, Jarrett Turnbull, Terry Henderson, Stan Knecht, Jay Watts, Brandon Powell

The City of Thomasville Utilities Electric Department was awarded the Electric Cities of Georgia 2014 Safety Award of Excellence during the annual ECG Foremen and Supervisors Conference. Senior Linemen Vicente Rivera and Travis Lamos received the award on behalf of the City of Thomasville Electric Department.
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City Planning Department Garners Statewide Attention for Charrette

From left: Brian Herrmann, planner II; Barbara Curry, development & project coordinator; Charlotte Christian, housing administrator; Sharika Brown, administrative assistant; and Mollie Powell, zoning & code enforcement administrator
The City of Thomasville’s Planning Department has received the American Planning Association of Georgia award for Outstanding Planning Process, Small Community for the Creative District Plan and community charrette which they led earlier this year. The award was presented to the Planning Department during the APAG’s annual conference.
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New 4-Way Stop Condition at Briarcliff and East Washington Street

The Public Works Department, in conjunction with the Engineering Department, has installed stop signs at the intersection of Briarcliff and East Washington Street. The new stop signs have been added to Briarcliff to create a 4-way stop condition.
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City Water Crew Recognized for Outstanding Performance

From Left:
David Doler, Marcus Long, Tim Stokes, James Williams, Cliff Ouzts, Ronald Carson, Justin McDonald, Pat Garrity, Solomon Cowart, Sherrod Robinson

During their annual fall conference, the Georgia Utilities Coordinating Council announced Thomasville Utilities’ Water Construction Team as the winner of the prestigious, statewide Lester E. Feathers Damage Prevention Award.
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City of Thomasville Proposed Sign Ordinance Draft

The City of Thomasville Planning Department, in order to more effectly serve the citizens of Thomasville, has began the process of revising the City's sign ordinance. Click the link below to view the most current draft of the proposed ordinance.

Proposed Sign Ordinance Draft

Example Sign Photos

Please submit any suggestions in writing to Sharika Brown:  sharikab@thomasville.org


TFR Observes Fire Prevention Month

Thomasville Fire Rescue will celebrate Fire Prevention Month throughout the month of October. “In a fire, every second counts,” said TFR Fire Marshal Tim Connell. “Because of this, fire prevention is especially important. Observing Fire Prevention Month gives us the opportunity to emphasis the work we already do throughout the year in regards to fire safety and prevention education.”
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CNS Lends Rotary Club of Thomasville a Hand

Rotary member Wallace Goodman shakes Michael Reddick’s hand in appreciation for his technical support during Thursday’s video conference. Reddick, a systems administrator II for the City of Thomasville, used his technical expertise in Internet-based conferencing to ensure that the program went off without a hitch.

CNS staff members sprung into action after receiving a call for assistance from the Rotary Club of Thomasville. The Club needed reliable, high-speed Internet access in order to conduct a video conference with a Georgia Rotary Student Program participant, Loreto González, in Buin, Chile.
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City of Thomasville Utilities Opens Enrollment for Budget Billing Program

City of Thomasville Utilities has announced open enrollment for the Budget Billing Program. This program gives utilities customers an additional payment option, which can be helpful during the winter months when extreme temperatures may cause increased monthly utility usage. The current enrollment period begins October 1st and will end October 31st.
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Mayor Recognizes October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month

On Tuesday, September 23, Mayor Max Beverly presented Michael Edwards, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Association, and Sheila Lamons, certified rehabilitation counselor, with a proclamation formally recognizing the month of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Each year during October, the NDEAM campaign helps to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's theme is “Expect. Employ. Empower.”

“While we have made incredible advancements in independent living and accessibility, the employment rate of people with disabilities is too low. All of us have a role to play in reversing this inequity. Employers must foster workplaces welcoming to all qualified employees and potential employees. People with disabilities must understand the intrinsic value of work and their role in our economic success,” said Edwards.


City to Begin SPLOST Stormwater Improvements on Martin Luther King Drive

MLK Drive, between Wolf Street and Alexander Street, will be closed to thru-traffic for stormwater improvements beginning September 22, 2014. Construction is expected to be completed in approximately 45 days.

Citizens are advised to plan alternate routes during construction and to anticipate possible delays when traveling in the area.
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