City Edition June 2016

$442 Million Budget Proposed for 2016-2017
City Pools Opening
Hours Expanded for Muddy Creek Greenway Access at Jefferson Elementary School
Fire Department Offering CPR Classes in June
2016 Community Appearance Awards to be Announced June 8
Prepare for Hurricane Season
Burke-Joines Scholarships Awarded

$442 Million Budget Proposed for 2016-2017

Creation of a new Central City police district, replacement of aging police, fire and public works vehicles, emphasis on community appearance and further pay adjustments to address attrition in the Police and Fire departments highlight the $442 million budget for 2016-17 that City Manager Lee Garrity has recommended to Mayor Allen Joines and the City Council.

The proposed budget allocates $326.5 million for operations, $41.5 million for debt service and $74 million for capital improvements. The property tax rate would be 58.5 cents for every $100 of value, an increase of 2 cents.

The City Council’s Finance Committee will begin reviewing the budget June 7 and will hold a public hearing June 9. The City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and vote on the budget on June 20. By state law, the council must adopt a budget for 2016-2017 by June 30. The budget would take effect July 1. ..... read more about the budget

City Pools Opening

City pools will be opening for the summer on a staggered scheduled during in June.

Bolton Pool will open daily for the summer on June 4. 

Kimberley Park, Parkland and Polo Pool will be open the weekend of June 4-5. They, along with Happy Hill, Mineral Springs, Reynolds Park and Sprague pools, will open daily for the summer on June 10.

All pools will offer free children’s and adult swim lessons and a Babes in Arms program for parents and children five and under. Contact your local pool for registration information. ... read more

Hours Expanded for Muddy Creek Greenway Access at Jefferson Elementary School

Recreation & Parks has arranged with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools to make the Muddy Creek Greenway access at Jefferson Elementary School available seven days a week. The expanded hours will be in effect while the Meadowlark Drive access is closed for construction of Jamison Park. The Jefferson Elementary access is four-tenths of a mile off Robinhood Road, on Jefferson Elementary Lane. The school gates at Robinhood Road will be open after school hours and on weekends, and signs will be placed at Robinhood Road directing greenway users to the parking area for this access point.

Fire Department Offering CPR Classes in June

Winston-Salem firefighters will offer “hands-only” CPR training to the public during June at select city recreation centers. “Hands only” CPR uses only chest compressions. The classes last about an hour. Interested citizens should sign up at a participating recreation center. Space is limited.

Classes are scheduled at:

  • Sedge Garden: June 7 at 10 a.m.; June 23 at noon.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.: June 28 at 10 a.m.
  • Little Creek: June 2 at 10 a.m.; June 30 at 11 a.m.
  • 14th Street: June 25 at 10 a.m.
  • Polo: June 25 at 10 a.m.

2016 Community Appearance Awards to be Announced June 8

The 2016 Community Appearance Awards Program will be held Wednesday, June 8, in the James A. Gray Auditorium at the Old Salem Museums & Gardens Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road. The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. with refreshments served at 4 p.m. Katherine Loflin of Loflin Consulting will deliver the keynote address. Loflin is an internationally recognized and award-winning consultant and speaker on the field of place making.

Prepare for Hurricane Season

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management is encouraging residents to plan now for hurricane season by updating their emergency plans and supply kits. Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through November.

Emergency Management Director Melton Sadler urges residents to prepare before storms strike. Plans should include where to go and what to do if a hurricane strikes, and make provisions for those under your care who are unable to help themselves.

Burke-Joines Scholarships Awarded 

Melanie Lara, a senior at R.J. Reynolds High School, and T’Gzyia Morgan, a senior at North Forsyth High School, have been selected to receive Burke-Joines Scholarships to Forsyth Technical Community College. Lara plans to major in education. Morgan plans to study mass communications. Burke and Joines initiated the scholarship program last fall to help deserving students attend Forsyth Tech and get the qualifications to find a good-paying job. Read more about the scholarship.

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Garbage, recycling, yard-waste cart collection changes for holiday weeks

City Edition 2016 

For more information about these stories, or to report problem or request services, call CityLink at (336) 727-8000 or 311 in Winston-Salem.

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Allen Joines

City Council
Vivian H. Burke, Mayor Pro Tempore
Denise D. Adams
Dan Besse
Robert C. Clark
Molly Leight
Jeff MacIntosh
Derwin L. Montgomery
James Taylor, Jr.

City Manager
Lee D. Garrity

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