City offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Thanksgiving Holiday Sanitation Schedule
- Thursday pickup will be Friday, Nov. 28.
- Friday pickup will be Saturday, Nov. 29.
TRAIL, a local student group working to keep The Square clean, counted the number of cigarette butts they picked up in one cleanup over the summer - 2,000 butts!
Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful received funding from the Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program and received match funding from TRIAL to start a campaign to combat cigarette litter.
Giant cigarette butt displays that look out of place on our historic Square - #ShowYourButt - bring home the ugliness of finding discarded cigarette butts in the planters, on sidewalks, by storefronts, etc.
There are ash receptacles located on The Square that smokers are asked to use. In addition, KALB is giving away pocket and car receptacles so smokers won't toss butts onto the ground.
For more information, call 256-233-8728.
The Athens City Council will meet on Monday November 24th 2014 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.
A home improvement store is spearheading a project to improve a National Recreation Trail in Athens.
In addition, a restaurant chain found an item to donate to the project thanks to its company’s foam cup recycling program, and a group of volunteers spent a football Saturday clearing vegetation.
This collaboration to beautify the U.S. 72 trail head for the city’s Swan Creek Greenway began in June, when representatives from Lowe’s in Athens contacted the city for ideas for the store’s Lowe’s Heroes program. Through this program, Lowe’s provides manpower and about $1,200 to make an improvement in the community.
The Athens Planning Commission will meet in the Police Station located at 951 Hobbs Street East on November 18th. A work session will begin at 5:00pm with the regular session at 5:45pm.
Public safety officials in Limestone County announced Aug. 15, 2014, that Smart911 is now available to all citizens. Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens to create a Safety Profile for their household that can include any information they may want 9-1-1 call takers and first responders to have in the event of an emergency, then if they need to dial 9-1-1 their Safety Profile will immediately display on the call taker’s screen saving critical seconds and even minutes in response to the emergency.