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City Edition November 2018
  • Agencies to Coordinate Business 40 Closure Response
  • Collection Changes for Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Holidays
  • Leaf Collection Begins Nov. 5
  • Winston-Salem Again Ranked as a Top 10 Digital City
  • Applications Available for City of Winston-Salem University
  • Plaque Honoring Marva Reid Unveiled at Winston Waterworks
  • Mayor Seeks Applicants for Advisory Panels

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Agencies to Coordinate Business 40 Closure Response

The city and county will activate a multi-agency coordination center during the first two workdays that Business 40 is closed so that it is prepared to respond in the event that a serious issue or incident develops. The center will be staffed during rush hours -- from 7 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. -- with representatives of local law enforcement and fire departments, emergency management, Forsyth Emergency Medical Service, city and state transportation departments, the city-county schools, local universities and hospitals, PART and the Winston-Salem Transit Authority. Business 40 through downtown Winston-Salem is scheduled to close at 6 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

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Collection Changes for Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Holidays

City offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, for the Veterans Day holiday and Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. CityLink 311, the city's citizen service call center, will not be staffed Nov. 12 and Nov. 22 but non-911 emergency calls will be forwarded to on-call staff with the appropriate department. CityLink will be open on Friday, Nov. 23, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Veterans Day: All yard-waste collections for the week of Nov. 12 will be postponed one day: Monday on Tuesday, Tuesday on Wednesday, etc. There will be no change in garbage or recycling collections.

Thanksgiving Week: Garbage collections for Tuesday through Thursday will be moved up a day: Tuesday on Monday, Wednesday on Tuesday and Thursday on Wednesday. Friday garbage will be collected on Monday, Nov. 26. Recycling collections for Monday through Wednesday will follow the normal schedule; Thursday & Friday collections will be postponed one day: Thursday on Friday, and Friday on Saturday. Monday and Tuesday yard-waste collections for Thanksgiving week will be made on Monday, Nov. 19. Wednesday collections will be made on Tuesday, and Thursday collections will be made on Wednesday. For more information call CityLink 311.

Leaf Collection Begins Nov. 5

City crews will start collecting leaves on Monday, Nov. 5, in the northern quadrant of the city (quadrant 4), which is the area roughly bounded by New Walkertown Road on the east, Business 40 on the south, and Reynolda and Yadkinville roads on the west. Collection will proceed clockwise by quadrant and continue until the leaf trucks have made three passes through each neighborhood. Go to for an estimate of when the leaf trucks will be in your neighborhood.

Winston-Salem Again Ranked as a Top 10 Digital City

For the 17th year in a row Winston-Salem has been ranked as one of the top 10 most technology-advanced cities of its size in America by the Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute.

Winston-Salem ranked third in the center's 2018 Digital Cities Survey of cities with a population of 125,000 to 249,999. The annual study ranks the use of information technology by local governments. READ MORE

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Applications Available for City of Winston-Salem University

The city is accepting applications for the next class of "City of Winston-Salem University," to be held for 12 weeks starting Jan. 31, 2019. City of Winston-Salem University gives citizens a better understanding of city government, including the responsibilities of various city departments and the city's role in the community. The application eadline is Dec. 28. READ MORE

Marva Reid tribute at Winston Waterworks 

Plaque Honoring Marva Reid Unveiled at Winston Waterworks

A plaque honoring Marva Reid for her role as a catalyst in making the Winston Waterworks a reality was unveiled Oct. 31 at the Winston Waterworks pool house, 3584 Winston Lake Road. Ms. Reid began advocating for a pool to serve East Winston in 2005 because of the benefits it would bring to children, families and communities, and saw her efforts rewarded when the Winston Waterworks opened last May as one of the projects that voters approved in the 2014 bond referendum.

Mayor Seeks Applicants for Advisory Panels

Mayor Allen Joines is accepting applications from city residents interested in serving these advisory panels:

  • Community Sustainability Program Committee
  • Minority/Women's Business Enterprise Advisory Committee
  • Winston-Salem Affordable Housing Coalition
  • Winston-Salem Transit Authority
  • Human Relations Commission
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment

Applications are available through the Boards and Commissions link at, or by calling the Mayor's Office at 727-2058. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Nov. 12 for consideration during the Jan. 21 meeting of the City Council. READ MORE

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

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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
John C. Larson
Jeff MacIntosh
Derwin L. Montgomery
James Taylor, Jr.

City Manager
Lee D. Garrity

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