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City of Ocala Holiday Schedule Announced - 4th of July 
Article Posted: 6/28/2016 11:24:08 AM
The City of Ocala’s business offices will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. There will be no residential collection for sanitation, yard waste or recycling routes Monday, July 4. Residential sanitation collection for Monday, July 4 will take place Tuesday, July 5 and collection for Tuesday, July 5 will take place Wednesday, July 6. Regular collection will take place Thursday, July 7 and Friday, July 8.

Call to Plumbers: Septic Tank and Well Abandonment Program 
Article Posted: 6/28/2016 9:14:55 AM

The City of Ocala invites all Certified Plumbers to take part in the Septic Tank and Well Abandonment Program. More than 850 local properties have been identified to have their septic tanks eliminated and be connected to the City’s sewer. To date, 160 projects have been completed, but more plumbing professionals are needed to complete the work by the grant deadline of June 15, 2017.

All plumbers interested in this program must register online at www.bidocala.com. Additional documentation, such as insurance verification, W-9 and an electronic transfer sheet will be required.


Fort King Water Main Project Update 
Article Posted: 6/13/2016 9:04:05 AM
Effective Friday, June 17 no further work will be performed on the Fort King Water Main project by Water and Sewer crews. During the week of Monday, June 13 contractors will be working to replace sidewalks in the area and install sod around valve boxes. City of Ocala Water Resource Engineering is in the process of completing drawings that will result in a bid for the replacement of approximately 16 services and the connection of a new water main along Fort King.

Downtown Parking Garage in Final Construction Phase 
Article Posted: 5/26/2016 4:14:18 PM
The City of Ocala is pleased to announce that Finfrock High Reach Construction Team (Apopka, FL), in conjunction with Dinkins Construction (Ocala, FL), has installed the last structural piece of the downtown parking garage. The final piece was installed Wednesday, May 25.

City of Ocala Accepting Applications for Street Banner Lottery 
Article Posted: 5/20/2016 4:26:09 PM
The City of Ocala Public Works Traffic Division is accepting applications for the street banner lottery now until Monday, Aug. 1 for the 2017 calendar year. Reservations can only be made by nonprofit organizations.

Ocala Electric Utility Customers Can Earn Double Energy Star Rebates in June and July 
Article Posted: 5/17/2016 2:32:13 PM
Ocala Electric Utility wants to help customers save on their utility bills this summer. Current OEU customers are eligible to earn double Energy Star Rebates Wednesday, June 1 through Sunday, July 31. This limited time offer will apply to qualifying Energy Star purchases made in June and July. Rebates will appear as credits on customer utility bills and are only available for current OEU customers. Rebates do not apply to new construction and are for upgrading existing equipment only.

City of Ocala Community Cash Sponsorship Policy 
Article Posted: 5/9/2016 9:15:44 AM
The City of Ocala Community Cash Sponsorship Policy was set forth by the Ocala City Council to provide funding for non-profit, tax-exempt, government or for-profit community support organizations and/or events.

City of Ocala Announces Change to Residential Sanitation Collection Schedule 
Article Posted: 5/5/2016 3:32:48 PM
Effective Monday, July 11, the City of Ocala residential sanitation collection schedule will change to Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The current schedule provides collection on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Downtown Road Closures Effective March 14 through June 30, 2016 
Article Posted: 3/11/2016 4:09:05 PM
SE Broadway Street, from SE Watula Avenue to SE Osceola Avenue, will be closed Monday, March 14 through Thursday, June 30. This is to accommodate the downtown parking garage project.

2016 City of Ocala Strategic Planning Report 
Article Posted: 3/4/2016 9:46:17 AM
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, the Ocala City Council conducted its annual strategic planning session. The summary report of that session is available for review. It contains an overview of the 2015 strategic planning session, analysis and assessment of current year and strategic priorities for fiscal year 2017.

Marion County Sales Tax Initiative 
Article Posted: 2/17/2016 10:55:52 AM
On March 15, 2016, Marion County voters will have the opportunity to vote on a one percent sales tax. If passed, the City of Ocala will receive a portion of the tax over the course of four years. The City of Ocala's anticipated uses for these funds include public safety and transportation infrastructure.

CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment Page 
Article Posted: 2/4/2016 2:36:34 PM
CodeRED delivers real-time emergency, community, missing person and severe weather alerts to users within the exact area of impact. Alerts are initiated by your local emergency response team and public safety officials who use the CodeRED community notification system to effectively alert and inform residents to save lives.

Ocala Achieves Florida's First CRS Class 3 Rating 
Article Posted: 12/23/2015 2:39:38 PM

Ocala Achieves Florida's First CRS Class 3 Rating On Dec. 1, the City of Ocala was recognized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the Ocala City Council meeting for its active participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s


Free Wi-Fi in City Parks 
Article Posted: 4/24/2015 2:44:21 PM
The city of Ocala's Telecommunications Department is in the process of implementing complimentary Wi-Fi in the majority of city parks.

2015-2016 City of Ocala Strategic Plan 
Article Posted: 4/8/2015 4:00:40 PM
The final version of Ocala's 2015-2016 Strategic Plan is now available.

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