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Municipal Minutes is an electronic newsletter for the community. The monthly e-newsletter provides information about upcoming activities, projects and events in the City of Gainesville. For more information about this e-newsletter, please contact the Communications Office at 334-5017.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/29/2015

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shakerag Culture Center, Inc., is pleased to announce the next Jewel Box Concert at the Thomas Center Saturday, Feb. 14. The concert features international touring artists Flagship Romance and special guest, the renowned songwriter from England, Rupert Wates.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Rupert Wates performs at 7:30 p.m. Flagship Romance will then perform two, 45-minute sets, with a 20-minute intermission starting at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door - cash or check only.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/29/2015

Applications for the City of Gainesville Special Assessment for Fire Services Hardship Assistance Programs are still available. The city offers two hardship programs, one for low-income senior citizens age 65 and over, and another for low-income citizens. Applications for the Special Assessment for Fire Services Hardship Assistance Programs for the 2015-2016 fiscal year are due by May 1, 2015. New applications must be submitted each year that the program is available. Senior applicants that were previously approved will need to only fill out the renewal form.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/21/2015

The City of Gainesville is pleased to announce the 2015 State of the City Address will be delivered Wednesday, Jan. 28 at noon in the Hall of Heroes at the Gainesville Police Department, which is located at 545 NW Eighth Ave. in Gainesville. The Honorable Mayor Ed Braddy and city commissioners, accompanied by City Manager Russ Blackburn and interim General Manager for Utilities Kathy Viehe, will deliver the annual State of the City Address, which will feature highlights from 2014 and lay out the vision for the continued success of Gainesville.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/20/2015

The Thomas Center Galleries announces the opening of the Showcasing Student Art - K-12 Levels Exhibition presented by the Alachua County Public Schools Visual Arts Program, which is scheduled to run Monday, Jan. 19-Saturday, Feb. 14 in the Thomas Center Mezzanine Gallery.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/14/2015

The "City Manager’s Biweekly Report to the City Commission" provides information about significant upcoming activities, projects, and meetings in the City of Gainesville over the course of the next two to three weeks. In addition to brief descriptions on each of the upcoming activities, you can click on hyperlinks for more information regarding the presented topic. The January 15-February 4 edition is now available.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/14/2015

The 2015 calendar (pdf) is now available for downloading. Photographs in the calendar are finalists of the Sixth Annual Gainesville Photography Contest, which was held in fall 2014. The pages are 8.5"x14" and cardstock is recommended. Please note, the size of the file is large since it is a printable, hi-resolution calendar. To download the pdf, please click here.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/14/2015

City offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 19 to observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Residential curbside collection of refuse will not be collected on this day, and it will be on a one-day delayed schedule for the entire week. Additionally, all RTS offices will be closed and there will be no bus service, including paratransit service.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/13/2015

The Veteran Job Fair will be held Thursday, Jan. 15 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Senior Recreation Center, which is located at 5701 NW 34th St. in Gainesville. This event is free and open to all people who served in the military and are looking for civilian job opportunities.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/12/2015

The City of Gainesville has hired Tindale-Oliver and Associates, Inc. (TOA) to conduct a study to determine whether or not a certain area of northwest Gainesville meets state-mandated criteria to become a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) area. The study area includes the Northwest 13th Street and Northwest Sixth Street corridors from their intersection, south to approximately Northwest 16th Avenue. In addition, the study area extends east to include the City of Gainesville’s Public Works Complex, the Koppers Superfund Site, the Winn Dixie shopping center and surrounding areas. A map of the study area is available online at http://cityofgainesville.org/Portals/0/house/Lark.pdf.

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