On April 27, 2015, Athens Public Works will begin mosquito control for the City of Athens. If justified and if weather permits, crews will be spraying on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
Listed below are some helpful tips on how to reduce sources of water in your yard which are potential breeding sites.
** Dispose of old buckets, cans, bottles, or jars.
** Repair leaky pipes & keep drains and gutters unclogged to eliminate mosquito eggs. Change water and scrub bird baths as well as pet watering dishes.
** Properly discard unused tires.
** Turn wheelbarrows, tubs, and wading pools upside down.
** Keep weeds, vines, and grass trimmed since mosquitoes use these shady areas.
** Fill tree holes with sand or mortar so that water does not collect in them.
Eliminate breeding sites before mosquitoes become a problem.
Prevention is the key!!!
***Please call Brad Gee if you have any questions. (256-233-8747)
There is additional information from EPA and vector maps on this website. On this "Home" page go to "Departments" menu on the left and choose "Street Department." On that page, go to "Resources" at the bottom.
The Athens City Council will meet on Monday, April 27th in the Police Station located at 951 Hobbs Street East. A work session will begin at 4:30pm with the regular session at 5:30pm.
The Athens City Council has approved a transportation plan to help guide city leaders as streets are impacted by increased traffic, safety concerns, commercial and residential growth, etc.
For example, U.S. 72 is a major concern because it is taking on more vehicles then it was designed to handle, and it has the most accidents. Most of those accidents occur at lunch and in the evenings and within the commercial areas.
Downtown Athens is more than historic buildings. It’s our city’s story, community traditions and family memories.
For the Capps family, it was a place to celebrate becoming a family when they adopted their son, Jason, on Aug. 5, 2014.
“My husband had to rush off to work,” Sarah Campbell Capps said. “We quickly walked down to the drug store (Limestone Drug) and got some ice cream as a new family. Now the drug store ice cream bar is a fun stop while in downtown.”
Preserving, promoting and supporting downtown Athens for future generations is the mission of the Spirit of Athens, a designated Main Street Alabama program that has been awarded national accreditation from the National Main Street Program. Athens is one of only seven Main Street programs in Alabama to receive national accreditation.
According to the National Main Street Program, this status is a prestigious designation. While every designated local Main Street program can work toward accreditation, not every Main Street program receives it. Main Street coordinating programs evaluate their local programs every year and submit their eligible programs to the Main Street Center. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking programmatic progress and actively preserving historic buildings.
The City of Athens extends its thanks to several college students working in our city on spring break the week of March 9.
Habitat for Humanity is hosting 20 people from Bridgewater College in Virginia and nine from Juniata College in Pennsylvania as part of Habitat's alternative spring break program (a/k/a Collegiate Challenge).
The students are working on a variety of projects, but the primary focus will be deconstruction of a house that has been red-tagged by the City of Athens. It is located at 603 North Marion Street in Athens (just north of McClellan Street). This is part of Habitat's efforts to assist with blight elimination and promote neighborhood revitalization, according to Deborah K. Kohlhase, executive director Habitat for Humanity of Athens/Limestone County.
The annual City of Athens Relay for Life Bass Fishing Tournament will be May 9 at Ingalls Harbor. Help us fish for a cure by registering today! Click link for more information and a registration sheet you can print. Bass Fishing Tournament Flyer and Registration Form
You can also register online at Active.com by going to Online Bass Fishing Tournament Registration