In the City This Week, March 28-April 2

March 29-April 1 | City Observes Neighborhood Development Week

The City of Valdosta will participate in the 2016 observance of National Community Development Week, March 28 – April 1, with a variety of events that highlight the city’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Read more.

March 28 | NCDW Proclamation

The observance of National Community Development Week in Valdosta will kickoff with Mayor John Gayle issuing a proclamation supporting the CDBG program, at 11 a.m.

March 28 | GLPC Meets

The Greater Lowndes Planning Commission (GLPC) will hold its regularly scheduled meeting, on Monday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m., at the South Health District Administration Office, 325 W. Savannah Avenue. Call 229-259-3563 for details.

March 29 | Lane Closure on St. Augustine Road Due for Force Main Project

The City of Valdosta Utilities Department will be performing road construction on St. Augustine Road, from Tuesday, March 29, at 7 p.m., through Wednesday, March 30, at 7 p.m., weather permitting. Periodic lane closure between Lankford Drive and Hickory Drive will be necessary. This work was rescheduled due to last week’s rain. 

March 29 | Ribbon on CDBG Reconstructed Myrtle Street Home   

The City will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for a newly reconstructed home on 907 Myrtle Street, located in the city’s Designated Revitalization Areas, at 10 a.m. The reconstructed home was built utilizing CDBG funding. 

March 29 | SEEDS for Success, “Choosing the Right Seed”

Hosted in partnership with Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce, this workshop is part of the Valdosta-Lowndes Business University and designed specifically for anyone interested in turning their business idea into a reality. The workshop will be held in the Valdosta City Hall Annex Multi-Purpose Room, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is provided for pre-registered individuals. Pre-register is available online at: www.valdostachamber.com/events or by calling at 229-671-3617.

March 29 | Lane Closure on St. Augustine Road for Force Main Project

The City of Valdosta Utilities Department will be performing road construction on St. Augustine Road, from Tuesday, March 29, at 7 p.m., through Wednesday, March 30, at 7 p.m., weather permitting. Periodic lane closure between Lankford Drive and Hickory Drive will be necessary. This work was rescheduled due to last week’s rain. 

March 30 | Home Buyer Education 101

Hosted in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, this workshop will provide practical home-buying tips and resources for citizens interested in purchasing a home. The workshop is free and open to all citizens, but pre-registration is required. The class will meet in the Valdosta City Hall Annex Multi-Purpose Room, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch is provided for pre-registered individuals. Call 229-671-3617.

March 31 | Knowing Your Fair Housing Rights Workshop

WFN Consulting, from Marietta, Georgia, will host a workshop for all interested citizens in the Valdosta City Hall Annex, Multi-Purpose Room. In an effort to attract more citizens to important fair housing information, this session will be offered at two times. A mid-day session will be held from 12 to 1:30 p.m., which includes a lunch for all pre-registered individuals. The evening session will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., which includes light snacks for all pre-registered individuals. Call 229-671-3617 to pre-register for either session.

March 31 | VPD Citizens Police Academy in Week #3

Citizens enrolled in the Valdosta Police Academy are in week #3 of an eight-week program to get a better understanding of the inner workings of a modern law enforcement agency.  The class is free and is one of three citizens information programs designed to engage and educate citizens on their local government. 

April 1 | First Friday in Downtown Valdosta

The popular First Friday event will feature live music, dining specials, shopping and more of the fun that the community expects on the first Friday of every month, beginning at 6 p.m., in beautiful downtown Valdosta. Visit www.valdostamainstreet.com.  

MORE CITY NEWS
 

Comprehensive Plan Update

The next workshop for the Joint 2016 Lowndes County and Cities of Dasher, Hahira, Lake Park, Remerton, and Valdosta Comprehensive Plan Update will be on Monday, April 4, from 5-7 p.m. at the Southern Georgia Regional Commission, located at 327 W. Savannah Avenue. Citizens are invited to participate to ensure that this plan update will be developed with as much local input as possible. Call 229-333-5277, ext. 125, for more information.

Public Hearing for Annual Action Plan

The City invites citizens to review of its Annual Action Plan, which provides information on the usage of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for FY2016. Citizens may view the Annual Action Plan and submit their comments online, or call 229-671-3617 for details. Read more.

Mosquito Prevention and Protection

It’s spring time, and the warmer weather coupled with the recent rains means the return of those pesky critters. Prevent the breeding of mosquitoes on your property by draining areas that hold water. Protect yourself from mosquito bites by wearing mosquito repellent when out between dusk and dawn or anytime when mosquitoes are most active. Read more.

Fourteen Good Reasons to Serve

The City of Valdosta has 14 vacancies coming up soon on its boards, commissions and authorities. Click here to view vacancies, or call 229-259-3503 for more information on how to be involved with your local government.

Parking Deck Survey

Citizen can share their feedback for the proposed parking deck in downtown Valdosta via a citizen survey linked to the City of Valdosta website. 

Get Ready for the Spring Electronics Recycling Event

The City of Valdosta and Keep Lowndes/Valdosta Beautiful (KLVB) are providing residents and businesses the opportunity to dispose of electronic devices in a safe and convenient manner. The event will be held on Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the parking lot of the Mathis City Auditorium, located at 2300 N. Ashley Street. For more information, call 229-671-3640, or view event flyer.

WANTED | Your Photos of City Life

Citizens are invited to capture the beauty of Valdosta by participating in the Annual Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest. No professional skills, special equipment or fees are required to enter. $100 category prizes/$200 Best of Show. For more information, call the Turner Center for the Arts at 229-247-2787 or the city’s Public Information Office at 229-259-3548.

April 4 | MLK, Jr. Observance

A Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Observance will take place Monday, April 4, at 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by the MLK, Jr. Commemoration Association Committee. Click here to view flier.
 

Posted by Sementha Mathews Monday, March 28, 2016 11:59:00 AM Categories: E-News Public Information