The Thomasville City Council member who cast the sole opposing vote Monday on the 2020 city operating and capital budget prefaced his vote by saying neither he nor any other council member could possibly absorb the $125 million budget as presented to the governing body.
The City of Thomasville was designated as an accredited Georgia Exceptional Main Street (GEMS) program by the National Main Street Center and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Office of Downtown Development for 2020.
With the exception of one precinct, Wanda Warren dominated five of six precincts where votes were cast in the Tuesday runoff for the Thomasville City Council District 1, Post 1, seat.
After winning the Thomasville City Council runoff election Tuesday, Wanda Warren said she will represent all Thomasville residents, not only those in the District 1.
Some residents who attended the Monday night public hearing on the $123.7 million proposed City of Thomasville 2020 budget expressed concerns about electric bills, while another resident suggested ways to lower the bills.
Mayor Booker Gainor has announced that he is launching a special committee that would allow residents to present solutions to local elected officials.
In an effort to provide the best recycling service possible, the City of Thomasville has announced changes to the City’s recycling program.
The City of Thomasville will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 2, at 5:30 p.m. to receive public comments on the City’s proposed budget for 2020.
Adjustments to compensation for some hourly City of Thomasville positions are in the proposed 2020 budget, but no across-the-board raises are in the numbers.
"The Solid Waste Department holds annual recycling events such as the Spring Clean and our popular Christmas tree recycling program,” Jimmy Smith Jr. of Thomasville Solid Waste and Landfill Superintendent said. “We are committed to offering our customers easy solutions for their recycling needs."