Police Holding “Stuff the Patrol Car” Drive
The Winston-Salem Police Department is holding a “Stuff the Patrol Car” toy drive in early December to serve local families. A police officer will be at the Walmart on Hanes Mill Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 5-9 to accept donations of new, unwrapped toys for children.
Reynolds Park Road Closed for Bridge Replacements
Reynolds Park Road has been closed to through traffic between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Peachtree Street to replace bridges that carry the road over Salem Creek and Brushy Fork Creek. A detour is posted.
The bridges are being replaced one at a time to maintain access to the Ken Carlson Boys & Girls Club and the Norfolk Southern bulk transfer rail yard. The bridge over Salem Creek will be replaced first, followed by the bridge over Brushy Fork Creek. Each bridge replacement is expected to take nine months. Including time for potential weather delays, officials estimate that the road will not be reopened until late summer 2018. While the Salem Creek Bridge is being replaced, the Salem Creek Greenway will also be detoured.
East Ward Meetings Scheduled on Crime, Methane Gas
Council Member Derwin L. Montgomery is holding two community meetings this month, one to discuss recent crime in the Old Greensboro Road area and the other to present an update on city plans to deal with the methane gas in the vicinity of Bowman Gray Stadium.
The meeting on crime will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Winston Lake Family YMCA, 901 Waterworks Road. The meeting on methane gas will present the city’s plans for remediation and follow-up testing and will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 1400 Fitch St. For more information, contact Carol Brooks-Fonville at 336-462-2341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patrice Y. Toney Hired as Budget and Evaluation Director
After an extensive national search and assessment process, City Manager Lee Garrity has appointed Patrice Y. Toney as the city’s new budget and evaluation director. Toney will assume her new duties Dec. 5.
Toney has worked for Forsyth County since March 1999, including the last five years as a senior budget and management analyst. She also held positions in the Forsyth County Department of Public Health and the Public Library. While working in the county Budget and Management Department, she assisted with the development of the county’s $414 million annual budget, performed management analysis for numerous departments, and managed the county’s contracts with outside agencies, including local non-profit organizations. Read more about Toney.
Forsyth Creek Week Accepting Proposals for Water Quality Education Grant
To further its mission of educating Forsyth County residents about the importance of local waterways, the Forsyth Creek Week organizing committee will provide a grant of up to $2,500 during 2017 for a water quality education or outreach project. The grant will be made to a registered non-profit organization active in Forsyth County. More information and a grant application are posted online at ForsythCreekWeek.org. Applications must be submitted by Feb. 24. Read more about the grant.
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