Where can you get rid of trash and get $5 off your City of Tallahassee Utilities bill?
At the next Cash for Trash event, that’s where!
Just come by on Saturday October 19, 2013 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Solid Waste Services facility located at 2727 Municipal Way (just off West Pensacola Street near the Messer Field softball complex).
The City has adopted an innovative new process, known as single stream recycling, to make it even easier to recycle.
Your Own Utilities began using the single stream recycling method this month. That means you will no longer need to sort recyclable materials into the two sections of your Smart Cart. Just combine all paper, metal and plastic recyclables together on both sides of the cart.
All in all, it’s a smart move for a smart community committed to a sustainable future. And it’s what you have come to expect from Your Own Utilities – the #1 Public Utility in America.
Please share the following information with your friends and neighbors.
This election season, the City of Tallahassee wants to help you get to the polls. That’s why, we are proud to announce fare free service on all StarMetro’s fixed routes, both day and night, on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6. Last week, the City Commission unanimously voted to approve the fare free day as a way to help citizens access polling sites.
We encourage you and your neighborhoods to take advantage of this fare free day.
Following is a recent email received by a local homeowner association:
With all the rain we’re having, we’re being overwhelmed in the County with mosquitoes. I’m not complaining about the rain as we certainly needed it, but with all good things come challenges. I know there’s been a great deal of information in the paper and on the news about mosquito control, but I thought I would take a minute to provide you with a copy of County Administrator Vince Long’s update to the Commission on this issue.
If you’ve tried to get through to Mosquito Control, it’s been all but impossible – in fact, we’ve changed their number to direct calls to our Public Works staff. As you’ll see in the information below, the phone calls and requests were overwhelming and we need all our staff in the field. I’ve asked that District IV be included in their schedule and they’re working on it, but with the number of calls we’re getting, it’s going to be tough to get to all requests timely.
Hope this information is helpful and that you’ll share it with you neighbors and friends! Let me know if I can be of assistance with other issues!
Leon County Commission District IV Commissioner
301 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, Fl.32301
As you know, subsequent to Tropical Storm Debby, we have experienced a surge in the mosquito population. This has directly resulted in the calls for service to Leon County Mosquito control for spraying of yards and neighborhoods. The calls are currently averaging 500 per day, and are now in excess of over 4,000 calls for service.
As of this time, there are no reported or confirmed mosquito borne diseases in Leon County. However, due to the overwhelming increase in the mosquito population, the Health Department advises that an aerial spraying is appropriate to stop the potential spread of disease.
To address the most severely impacted areas, I intend to authorize an aerial spraying covering the southern portion of the County. Based on existing calls, this spraying should alleviate the majority of the outstanding calls for service. This aerial spraying will allow the County to then refocus its existing spraying resources towards the balance of the County. We are currently running trucks seven days a week during the day and evening hours, but would never be able to address the demand with our “ground troops” alone.
We will conduct the aerial spraying as soon as possible, …; we are working with the vendor to confirm the fly date.
Any effected area in the aerial spray zone that has made a previous request to the County for yard or street spraying will presumed to have been addressed and their call for service resolved.
To date, Leon County has not been declared a disaster area resulting from the impacts of Tropical Storm Debby. However, the County will be seeking any and all reimbursements for financial assistance related to the aerial spraying.
Vince Vincent Long,
County Administrator Leon County, FL
The City of Tallahassee established the Neighborhood of the Year program to honor and provide neighborhoods an opportunity to share their many accomplishments and programs that have proved to be beneficial to their neighborhood.
The announcement was made at the 32nd Annual Council of Neighborhood Associations Meeting and Awards Reception on Monday, June 11, 2012. Neighborhoods selected will receive a Neighborhood of the Year sign to display at their entrance.
Michael Collier, President of Weems Plantation HOA, holding the Neighborhood of the Year sign.
All homeowners need to know that a free call to 811 before digging will help keep their family and neighborhood safe.
Because many utility services run underground – often through yards. If you dig without first having those underground lines located and marked, you could run into a problem similar to a homeowner in Pensacola.
That homeowner was doing a simple weekend project – planting a bougainvillea. It ended with 15 firefighters, two emergency medical services technicians, four fire trucks, one ambulance, one gas company emergency response vehicle, and a gas company employee!
The homeowner punctured a gas line buried in his yard when he thrust a post-hole digger 22 inches into the ground.
Spread the word today!
It could have all been avoided with a free call to 811. And that’s what we want you to do.
You are invited to attend the City of Tallahassee Neighborhood of the Year (NOTY) awards reception and Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) annual meeting on Monday evening (June 11, 2012) at 5:30 PM at the Los Robles Women’s Club.
Weems has been a serious contender to win the award for large neighborhood (200 plus homes) for the past two or three years. As the current president of our HOA, I feel that this year, we have a very good chance of winning this prestigious award from the City of Tallahassee. It is my hope that all of the efforts of our past HOA boards of directors, the Women of Weems, the Men of Weems and all of our homeowners and residents to make Weems a wonderful and safe neighborhood to live in will have earned Weems this reward this year.
Appetizers will be served. Leroy Peck, a past president of our HOA board of directors is currently the president elect of CONA. Please plan to attend the NOTY awards reception and the CONA annual meeting so we can have a strong presence and to show Tallahassee that Weems is truly the best of the best.
The reception and meeting will be held at the Los Robles Women’s Club located at 1513 Cristobal Drive near the intersection of Thomasville Road, Meridian Road and 7th Avenue beginning at 5:30 PM.
Michael J. Collier
President, Weems Homeowner’s Association
The City of Tallahassee website provides information on various topics for Residents to enable them to access services available to them and to ensure that their neighborhoods abide by standards in place.