News Line for Americus

City of Americus shelves recycling program for now
The Americus City Council voted to put its proposed recycling program on the shelf, at least for now.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder

City discusses buzzard problem again
The subject of buzzards, otherwise referred to as vultures, again reared its ugly head at Monday’s administrative briefing of the Americus Mayor and City Council.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder

Americus Mayor, City Council name new Walk of Famers
The Americus Mayor and City Council held the regular monthly meeting June 19 to a mostly full gallery, many of whom came for the Walk of Fame announcements.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder

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The Americus Mayor and City Council held the regular monthly meeting June 19 to a mostly full gallery, many of whom came for the Walk of Fame announcements.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder

City discusses buzzards, new vehicles, website
The Americus City Council agenda setting meeting on June 12 was packed with business involving all City departments.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder

City considers dog park, security
The Americus Mayor, City Council and administrative staff, in the monthly briefing, discusses myriad topics but the one that stimulated the most discussion was a dog park for the downtown area.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder

City holds administrative briefing
The Americus Mayor and City Council held its administrative briefing Monday.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder

City Council to choose head hunter for new police chief search-
The Americus Mayor and City Council are expected to select a “head hunter” firm in its search for a new police chief at Thursday’s regular meeting. This was discussed again at last Thursday’s agenda setting session.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder

City to continue search for police chief
Among topics of discussion at Monday’s administrative briefing for the City of Americus was a search for a new police chief. The City has been without a permanent chief since March 2013, when Chief Mark Gerbino resigned.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder

Council approves talk limit of 3 minutes
The City Council voted 4-2 Thursday to limit citizens wishing to address the Mayor and Council to three minutes. This votes changes the time limit from five minutes.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder

Americus to rename mile-long street Millard Fuller Boulevard
Spring Street in Americus runs from the Sumter County Courthouse on its east end to an intersection with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard a mile to the west — a fitting route for a roadway that will soon be officially renamed Millard Fuller Boulevard.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder

Americus Council split on talk-time limit
Some polite verbal sparring arose during Thursday’s agenda-setting session of the Americus Mayor and City Council. -
Source: Americus Times-Recorder

City votes to sign IA on SPLOST
On Monday, during the administrative briefing, the Americus Mayor and City Council voted to sign an intergovernmental agreement on the SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) continuation question that will be decided by the voters of Sumter County.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder

SPLOST agreement pending
Being that none of the municipalities have yet to approve an intergovernmental agreement with Sumter County, the list of projects is still “on the table” for the SPLOST continuation.
Source: Americus Times-Recorder

SPLOST continuance moves toward vote of the people
The Sumter County Board of Commissioners (BOC) called a meeting with the municipalities Thursday to discuss again the extension of a SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax).
Source: Americus Times-Recorder