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Posted on May 22, 2020 at 9:47 AM by Melinda Mayo
Welcome to Roanoke Recap, a blog to keep citizens informed about city news and events! If you are reading this blog for the first time and wish to receive an email notification when a new blog is posted, please contact us.
Reminder: City offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, for the Memorial Day holiday
Solid Waste Collection Schedule Changes for Memorial Day Week
As a result of the Memorial Day holiday on May 25, all residential/commercial solid waste collection (including, recycling, bulk, and brush) will be delayed one day. Read more here.
Signal Equipment, Timing Improvements Completed for Downtown
Have you noticed anything new when walking or driving downtown? The City’s traffic engineers and technicians recently completed signal equipment and signal timing improvements in downtown Roanoke. These changes are intended to improve traffic flow, minimize traffic delays, and make crossing the street easier by providing a leading green pedestrian signal. Staff would like to hear from the public about the downtown signal re-timing project. To contact them, send an email or call 540-853-2676. Learn more at www.roanokeva.gov/transportation.
Public Pools to Be Closed for the 2020 Summer Season
This week the City announced that Fallon Park and Washington Park public pools will be closed for the 2020 summer season (May-August). This decision was based on ongoing limitations associated with COVID-19, as well as financial constraints. Click here for more information.
City Cancels 2020 'Fireworks on the Fourth' Celebration
The City of Roanoke has cancelled its 2020 "Fireworks on the Fourth" celebration. By making this decision, Roanoke joins many other communities in our area that are cancelling events out of an abundance of caution, and in light of COVID-19 concerns associated with large gatherings. The City is hopeful that 2021 will see a return of the fireworks celebration.
Posted on May 8, 2020 at 9:34 AM by Melinda Mayo
Welcome to "Roanoke Recap," a blog to keep citizens informed about city news and events! If you are reading this blog for the first time and wish to receive an email notification when a new blog is posted, please contact us.
Roanoke Releases Plans for Recovery
This week the City announced “Roanoke Star City Strong: Response-Recovery-Resiliency,” a framework for its plans to move from responding to COVID-19 to supporting the community’s economic recovery and ensuring its resiliency against similar threats in the future. Read the announcement here. Information regarding the City of Roanoke’s Recovery Effort can be found at this link.
City Partners with Roanoke EDA, TAP to Benefit Small Businesses
Roanoke has established a plan to assist City-based small businesses facing challenges as the result of the COVID 19 pandemic. Through a partnership with the Roanoke Economic Development Authority and Total Action for Progress, Business Seed Capital, Inc. (BSCI) loans up to $3,000 each will be available to offset costs associated with employees, rent, leases, and utilities. Find out more here.
Apply for Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Funds
The City of Roanoke has been awarded supplemental funds through the CARES Act. These funds are known as CDBG-CV and are to be used for the direct response, preparation, and recovery of COVID-19 in our community. The City is seeking applications from qualified private or public non-profits or governmental agencies for CDBG-CV funding for the fiscal period beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m., Sunday, May 17, 2020. Guidelines for applications can be found here.
Nominations Invited for Star City Shout-Out
The City is looking for ways to engage the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. To recognize and celebrate local people who are doing extraordinary things during this time, staff has launched “Star City Shout-Out” on the City’s Facebook page. Each Thursday, we will post a Star City Shout-Out for someone who has done something amazing to help the community. To submit a nomination, send an email to the Community Engagement Office.
Posted on April 24, 2020 at 11:09 AM by Melinda Mayo
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