Americus Times-Recorder, Americus, Georgia

Local Columnists

December 10, 2012

Did you know?

AMERICUS — DID YOU KNOW that you can volunteer to serve on a Board, Commission, or Authority simply by filling out a short application with our City Clerk? (924-4411)

DID YOU KNOW that you can rent the community room at Rees Park for an event? Contact our City Clerk with questions. (924-4411)

DID YOU KNOW that the city requires that you bag all your leaves and grass clippings and place them by the road for pickup? Call Code Enforcement with questions. (924-7111)

DID YOU KNOW that you must separate the piles that you put out by the road? Limbs must not be mixed with metal, etc. Call Code Enforcement with questions. (924-7111)

DID YOU KNOW that the city will not pick up any debris placed by the side of the road that a contractor places there? The contractor (lawn or building or tree) must haul it off. Call Code Enforcement with questions. (924-7111)

DID YOU KNOW that you have to purchase a sign permit from the City before you construct or mount a sign to a city building? Call Building Risk Management with questions. (924-4411)

DID YOU KNOW that you cannot pour grease down your sink or flush it down your toilet? The grease will become solid, clog your pipes, and cause you sewer system to back up into the house. Let it solidify and put it in your garbage can.

DID YOU KNOW that the city operates 3 cemeteries - Eastview, Oak Grove, and Sunset Memorial Gardens? To purchase a lot, contact the Cemetery Clerk. (924-4411)

DID YOU KNOW that you can pay your utility bill, tax bill, and other city bills online or in person? Contact Customer Service. (924-4411)

DID YOU KNOW that you cannot place signs on the right of way?  Signs can only be placed on private property with the permission of the property owner.

DID YOU KNOW that most auto break-ins are in vehicles that are unlocked, many with the keys left in them! Always lock your car!

DID YOU KNOW that you are required to have your dog on a leash if it is off your property?  

DID YOU KNOW that you are required to bag any dog poop and dispose of it in your garbage? It is illegal not to do this.

DID YOU KNOW that you should sweep the curb and street in front of your house? It makes your property look better and the city cannot sweep it as regularly as it needs to be swept. Contact Code Enforcement. (924-4411)

DID YOU KNOW that you are responsible for keeping your grass cut and trash picked up out of your yard? Questions, contact Code Enforcement. (924-7111)

DID YOU KNOW that the Americus Fire Department will give you a smoke detector for your home? Contact the Fire Department. (924-3213)

DID YOU KNOW that the Natural Gas Department sells gas logs, gas heating units, and gas water heaters?  If you qualify, we may even finance it for you. Contact the Natural Gas Department. (924-7224)

DID YOU KNOW that you can recycle in Americus? There are 2 recycling centers for you to take your recyclables- Highway 30 next to the Dollar General and the Lowes Parking lot on Highway 280 East.  For more information contact Code Enforcement. (924-4411)

DID YOU KNOW that City of Americus property tax is only 11.9% of the total city budget for 2012?

DID YOU KNOW that there are 117 miles of streets within the city limits?

DID YOU KNOW that Americus city limits is 11.48 square miles?

Now you know.

Charlotte Cotton is Chief Administrative Officer, City of Americus.

 

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