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City Edition July 2014
CityLink Adopting New Staffing Plan July 21
Inaugural Gospel in the Park Set for June 20
Moonlight Madness 5K & Fun Run Accepting Registrations
Fairground Fridays, Skate Park Offer Teen Summer Entertainment
City Pools Offering Reduced Admission Starting July 4
New Door-to-Door Solicitation Rules Now In Effect

CityLink Adopting New Staffing Plan July 21

Effective July 21, CityLink, the city’s 24-hour citizen-service line, will implement new center hours and a more efficient staffing plan designed to reduce caller wait times while still giving citizens access to emergency services 24 hours a day.

Under the new plan, all CityLink agents will be assigned to shifts between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends. Outside of those hours callers will have the option to use email, the city website and the CityLink 311 mobile application for routine services, or have their non-911 emergency request forwarded to on-call staff with the appropriate department, said Shantell Davis, the CityLink director. read more about the CityLink staffing changes...

Inaugural Gospel in the Park Set for June 20

City residents are invited to attend the inaugural Gospel in the Park song fest at Fairview Park, 1690 E. 19th St, at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 20. Participants will include Freedom Baptist Church Youth Choir, Greater Cleveland Avenue Christian Church Youth Choir, Galilee Missionary Baptist Church Mime Team and New Hope Baptist Church Youth Choir. Gospel in the Park is an initiative of Council Member Vivian H. Burke to revitalize and re-energize Fairview Park. The park’s amenities include a playground, walking trail and basketball court.


Moonlight Madness 5K & Fun Run Accepting Registrations

Online registration is now open for the 4th annual Moonlight Madness 5K & Fun Run, sponsored by the City of Winston-Salem to benefit the United Way of Forsyth County. This year’s race will be held 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at Merschel Plaza (formerly Civic Plaza), 122 W. Fourth St. and will feature a new, certified course that runs through the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.

For registration and more information go to MoonlightMadness5k.com

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Fairground Fridays, Skate Park Offer Teen Summer Entertainment

Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks is offering a skateboard board park and Friday evening activities through Aug. 1 at the Fairgrounds Education Building. Both are free.

The skateboard park is open daily through Aug. 1 from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 2 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission includes use of the arcade games inside the building. Concession stands will be open during skating hours. Skaters must wear helmets, knee and wrist guards, and sign a waiver if they are over 18. Skaters under 18 must have a parent sign the waiver, which can be printed and filled out at home and brought to the skateboard park. The waiver and complete rules are posted at CityofWS.org/FairgroundFridays.

On Fridays 7 to 10 p.m. from July 11 through Aug. 1, the department is holding Fairground Fridays with M.C. Busta Brown, music by Mr. Bill’s Productions, dance contests, giveaways and free arcade games. Fairground Fridays is sponsored by Forsyth Technical Community College and designed for teens in high school but open to all. Free parking will be available in the Fairgrounds Annex parking lot off Deacon Boulevard. More information about Fairground Fridays and the indoor skateboard park is posted at CityofWS.org/FairgroundFridays.

Also on Fridays from 6 to 10 p.m., Polo, 14th Street and Martin Luther King Recreation centers hold Teen Nights for teens 13 – 16 with video games, game rooms and open gyms. For complete information about Recreation & Parks activities for teens during the summer, go to WePlay.ws.

City Pools Offering Reduced Admission Starting July 4

Admission at all city pools will be just $1 per person starting July 4 and continuing through the rest of the summer. The reduced admission applies to both children and adults. Children under 2 are still free.

Citizens are reminded that they must be wearing appropriate swim wear with a liner or have appropriate swimwear with them to be admitted. Non-swimmers less than 48 inches tall are required to wear life jackets in the pools. The city will provide life jackets. Life jackets are not required in kiddie pools and the water play areas at Kimberley Park, Bolton and Mineral Springs pools.

Pools and Aquatics information

New Door-to-Door Solicitation Rules Now In Effect

Door-to-door salesmen must have a solicitation license and display a city-issued photo identification under a new city law for door-to-door sales that took effect July 1. Exempt from the license and ID requirement are solicitors for charities, religious groups, schools, non-profit groups such as Boy Scouts, newspaper and political campaigners.

The new law limits all door-to-door soliciting, both commercial and non-commercial, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. or sunset, whichever occurs first. It also prohibits all solicitors, both commercial and non-commercial, from soliciting at any residence, whether single or multi-family, with a “No Solicitation” or “No Trespassing” posted at or near the entrance, said Lori Sykes, the police attorney. read more about the new rules...

City Edition July 2014 

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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City Government

Mayor
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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