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Mayor and Council Newsletter

Welcome to the official Mayor & Council Newsletter for the City of Douglasville.  The newsletter is a publication of important news and events in Douglasville.  It is presented by the City of Douglasville Mayor and City Council for the residents of Douglasville to enjoy and stay informed.  The City hopes you will find this newsletter informative and enjoyable to read.  Please share with your neighbors, colleagues and friends.

Mayor Robinson

From the Desk of the Mayor...

Greetings!  As the famous saying goes "April showers bring May flowers" and seeing that we are in the month of April, I hope you all are staying dry!  Since the last Mayor & Council Newsletter, I delivered my 2017 State of the City Address which focused on four areas:  Finance, Public Safety, Organizational Changes and The Future.  If you haven't had a chance to watch the video or read the document the links are below.  I also want to congratulate our City Employees on winning the 2017 Atlanta Business Chronicle's Healthiest Employer Award.  Without the City employees taking an interest in their health and wellness this award would not have been possible.  Lastly, I want to thank each Douglasville citizen for being a part of such a great community, without you Douglasville would not be the bright shining star it is today.  Thank you and I hope we all can continue to partner together to strive for excellence!

Download the document.

Watch the video...


                                -Mayor Rochelle Robinson

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City Council

Upcoming Council Meetings

The next Douglasville City Council meetings are scheduled for April 17, 2017 (6PM) and May 1, 2017 (6PM).  The next Legislative Work Session is scheduled for April 27, 2017 (6PM).  City Council Committees' Meetings begin at 5PM on both dates.  For a complete list of all 2017 City Council meetings, click here.


City Council Enacts New Donation Bin Regulations

Douglasville Mayor and City Council took action to enact an ordinance regulating donation bins and their locations within the City limits.  The ordinance is designed to help maintain a healthy, safe and vibrant environment for the city and provide clear access to the bins.  To read the ordinance click here.


Healthiest Employer Award

Douglasville City Council Proclamation Celebrates Healthiest Employer Award

Douglasville Mayor and City Council recognized the Douglasville Human Resources Department for winning the 2017 Atlanta Business Chronicles Healthiest Employer award, Medium Employer for 2017.  The City of Douglasville was the only government agency to receive the award.  Receiving the award below is (L-R) is April Tolbert, Douglasville HR Senior Generalist, Mayor Rochelle Robinson, Teaa Allston, Douglasville HR Director and Councilman Richard Segal.

Receiving the Award

City of Douglasville graduates its first Citizens Academy Class

Congratulations to the Inaugural Citizen's Academy Class.  "Dose of Douglasville":  A Citizen's Academy graduated it's first class on Monday, March 20th.  The class had a total of 17 participants who were present for sessions from various departments in the city including, Maintenance & Sanitation, Finance, Police, Community Development and more!  Registration will begin in the Fall for the next class.  

Citizen's Academy
New Vendor Registration

New Vendor Registration System

The Douglasville Finance Department is pleased to announce that all vendors who do business with the City of Douglasville are now required to register with our online vendor registration system. Just one more way the Finance Department is making business with the City easier for everyone.

Police Chief Sparks

Mableton Moose Lodge Honors Employees of the Year

Douglasville Police Department Employees of the Year were recently honored by the Mableton Moose Lodge.  Congratulations to Officer of the Year:  Detective Dave Watson, Supervisor of the Year: Lt. Brad Loudermilk, Civilian Officer of the Year:  Amy Sims.  All honored are pictured below.

PD Employees of the Year

Douglasville Police Department--End of the Year Report

Have you read the End of the Year Report?  If not, click here for the Office of Professional Standards End of the Year Report. This report contains statistical, demographic, and comparison data originating from multiple sources within the agency. The information contained in this report is for the sole purpose of informing the Chief of Police of data which will aide him in decision making related to budgeting, tactical changes to workloads or assignments, or facilitate policy review and adjustment.

"Chat with the Chief"  Kicks Off At Arbor Place Mall

Douglasville Police Chief Gary Sparks held this event at Arbor Place Mall in order to allow citizens to attend meetings with the command staff.  During these meetings citizens can find out how their Police Department operates and have one-on-one conversations with the Chief and command staff.  Visit www.douglasvillepd.com for more events.

Statement from Chief Gary Sparks:  Read Chief Sparks' statement regarding the July 2015 incident in Douglasville.

Community and Development Services

Section of East Strickland Street to close

-Beginning March 28th East Strickland Street between Ellis Street and Palmer Street closed.

-Ellis Street will be utilized as a detour route.  

The detour route, (traveling eastbound-away from downtown) will instruct traffic to turn left onto Brown Street then right onto Ellis Street.  The detour will provide access back to Strickland Street at both Palmer Street and Huey Road.  Access will still be available to homes and business in the area.  Please use caution on detour route; the detour route travels through a residential area.

Stickland Street Detour
Sidewalk Survey

Douglasville Sidewalk Preferences Survey

The Douglasville Sidewalk Preference Survey is waiting to hear from you!  Douglasville residents may have received a mailer requesting your participation.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey.  The more responses received, the more accurate the analysis will be.  Take the Sidewalk Survey.

Jesse Davis Park Access during Highway 92 Construction

Accessing Jessie Davis Park will require a little extra patience during the Highway 92 construction project.  There are two different "best" routes available to the park.

Alice J. Hawthorne Center, Harvey Jones Stadium or the picnic pavilions, are best accessed using this route from downtown Douglasville:
Highway 92 North, right on Brown Street, and left on Malone Street.

JD Route 1


The playground, outdoor basketball courts, or pool, are best accessed using this route from downtown Douglasville:
Highway 92 North, right on East Strickland Street, left on Colquitt Street, and left on Brown Street.

JD Route 2

Do you have road or construction concerns?
Need to set-up waste services?

The City of Douglasville's Maintenance & Sanitation Department is dedicated to keeping Douglasville's roadways beautiful and driveable.  Do you have a road or construction concern that affects your neighborhood and/or daily driving conditions?  Click here to submit a Road or Construction Concern Form.

To set-up Residential or Commercial Services, email sanitation@douglasvillega.gov

2017 Maintenance & Sanitation Dates

2017 City of Douglasville Holidays

The City of Douglasville City Hall, Parks & Recreation and the Douglasville Convention & Visitors Bureau will be closed for the following holidays:

  • May 29 (Memorial Day)
  • July 4 (Independence Day)
  • September 4 (Labor Day)
  • November 10 (Veteran's Day)
  • November 23 (Thanksgiving)
  • November 24 (Day after Thanksgiving Day)
  • December 25 (Christmas Day)
  • December 26 (Christmas Eve)
  • January 1, 2018 (New Year's Day)


Calendar


April 15, 2017 | Jesse Davis Park Egg Hunter
Time/Location:  10AM - 2PM | Jesse Davis Park

April 28, 2017 | Ultimate Block Party 
Time/Location:  6PM-10PM | Old Douglasville PD Parking Lot

May 20, 2017 | Hunter Park "Pop Up" Market
Contact davisk@douglasvillega.gov for more information.

May 30, 2017 | Town Hall Meeting 
Time/Location:  7PM-9PM | PD Community Room

Please visit www.douglasvillega.gov for up-to-date City events!

Senior Picnic

46th Annual Douglasville/Douglas County Senior Picnic

The 46th annual Douglasville/Douglas County Senior Picnic is May 18th at the Woodie Fite Senior Center. 
Sign up will begin on April 17th and you must present a valid ID showing proof of Douglas County residence. Doors open at 8:30am for browsing our Vendor booths, and the picnic begins at 10am. 
Shuttles will run between the Douglas County Transporation Center and Woodie Fite Center every few minutes since parking is limited.
You can sign up at the Woodie Fite Center, or at Douglas Senior Services.

KDB Spring Recycle Event

Keep Douglasville Beautiful Spring Recycle Event is 4/22

Keep Douglasville Beautiful in partnership with the City of Douglasville and The Douglas County Lions Club is holding a Metal and Electronics and More! Recycling Event on Saturday, April 22nd from 9:00am- 2:00pm at the overflow parking lot at First Presbyterian Church located at 9190 Campbellton Street, Douglasville, GA 30134. This is a bi-annual event, held once in the Spring and once in the Fall. All funds raised benefit the Douglasville Military Honor Garden Project at Hunter Park. Monetary donations to the Douglasville Military Honor Garden Project will also be accepted at this event. $5 fee for each TV and monitors. All other items accepted free. If it plugs in, uses batteries or has metal content, we can take it! Gently worn shoes, clothing and household items will also be accepted. The Douglas County Lions Club will be collecting eye glasses and hearing aids

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