Friday’s Coffee with a Cop was a great success. Thank you to everyone who came out to support this effort.
Thank you Mike Scott! You have served The City of Moultrie for 8 great years. We wish you the best in your retirement. You will be missed!
Last week we had a great week celebrating Georgia Cities Week. It began with our Spring Fling Festival followed by Spring Cleanup and E-Cycle. On Thursday downtown hosted 200 2nd graders for our Hometown Heroes day. Seven of our city departments gave demonstrations educating the kids on how important those jobs are to the functioning of our community.
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City of Moultrie, Georgia
SEALED PROPOSALS FOR STREET RESURFACING 2016 will be received by the City of Moultrie, Georgia, until 10:00 AM, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in City Hall, 21 1st Ave. N.E. Moultrie, Georgia, at which time the proposals shall be publicly opened and read. No bid submitted may be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days.
THE WORK TO BE DONE consists of lowering and raising manholes/valves, milling, leveling and resurfacing approximately 3.61 miles of Various Streets in the City. Centerline paint striping will be required on the resurfaced streets.
*NOTE: This is a Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) assisted project and all applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations apply.
PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS AND DOCUMENTS are on file in the City Engineer’s Office, at 200 1st St. N.E., Moultrie, Georgia, and may be obtained from the above office at a cost of Fifty dollars ($50.00) for each set of documents. THE DEPOSIT IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
ALL PROPOSALS must be accompanied by a bid bond or certified check in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount bid. The successful bidder, if awarded the contract, will be requested to furnish a performance and payment bond, each in the amount of One Hundred Percent (100%) of the contract amount.
The Owner reserves the right to reject all bids and waive informalities.
In Demand has notified CNS that effective 5/31/16, they will cease delivery of their three linear PPV movie channels, CNS channels 804, 805 and 806. In Demand will continue to provide PPV events through their event channels, CNS channels 801, 802 and 803.
Pay Grade: 219
Salary Range: $24,817 – $36,332
Salary based on Qualification and Experience
General Nature of Work:
Answers emergency alarms, administers first aid to injured persons, performs salvage operations, removes and rescues persons from danger.
Training and Experience:
Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, must possess a valid driver’s license, and 9-12 months fire fighting experience preferred.
The City of Moultrie is temporarily not taking any recycling materials.
A large trailer will be located at the former site (Georgia State Farmers Market) for a period of time to help citizens dispose of those items.
The current market price of materials has prevented us from having a resource to take the materials to. Thank you for your patience in this matter as we continue to explore other avenues in which to dispose of these recycling materials.
If you have any questions, please contact the Solid Waste Department at (229) 668-5423
Here is the video from WALB that gives a description of the new roll-out cart system taking effect in Moultrie.
Over the past several years, Moultrie City Council has heard pros and cons of the current in-ground garbage collection system. Opinions have been expressed to elected officials during public meetings and private conversations. The in-ground system has been continued in Moultrie much longer than in other cities, mainly because of the aesthetic appeal to many of our citizens. However, in order to be fiscally responsible and operate the solid waste fund on a firm, businesslike, basis it has become necessary to look at alternatives. Consideration must also be given to the protection of the health of those employees who work in this system and to the fact that there are viable alternatives which are not as prone to producing injuries.
At the end of 2015, the City was notified by the local temporary staffing agency, that it would no longer be able to supply garbage collection personnel. The cancellation of the contract was due to injuries sustained by collectors over the past several years, thus resulting in the agency being unable to purchase worker’s compensation insurance coverage for the collectors. The in-ground liner system requires that collectors constantly lift containers from the in-ground liners, dump them into the collection vehicle and constantly be exposed to traffic and other hazards while moving from house to house. Most temporary staffing agencies will not supply garbage collectors due to the associated liability issues. However, the City was finally able, at a much higher price, to temporarily secure collectors through an out-of-town agency.
In order to furnish City residents with the most dependable garbage service, City staff has researched systems that reduce the collectors’ liability issues and provide the most economical and efficient service for the citizens of Moultrie. It has been determined that the industry standard, fully automated rollout cart systems, addresses all issues of concern and will provide City residents with reliable garbage service well into the future.
Therefore, City of Moultrie residential garbage customers will soon be noticing a change in their garbage containers and the City collection system. For decades, the City has utilized an in-ground liner system, but recent developments are forcing a change to a less labor intensive system that will employ rollout carts.
Plans are currently underway to secure the needed rollout carts and equipment to implement the system. It will take approximately six months to have the new system operational. In conjunction with the transition, crews will begin removing existing in-ground liners. This process is expected to take two years.
Prior to beginning the new service, the City will provide instructions to the public on how to use the new system. An extensive informational campaign will begin soon, and every effort will be made to implement the new process with the least amount of inconvenience to our residents.