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City of Ocala to Host Nationally Recognized 'Rethink Homelessness' Speaker Andrae Bailey June 10 
Article Posted: 5/25/2016 11:16:47 AM
The City of Ocala will host Andrae Bailey, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, Friday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Reilly Arts Center located at 500 NE 9th St. This event is free and open to the public and is part of the city’s ongoing initiative to raise awareness, educate the community and proactively tackle homelessness and panhandling locally.

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.

Second Phase of Fort King Water Main Project Expected to Begin Wednesday, May 25 
Article Posted: 5/18/2016 12:39:58 PM
The second phase of the Fort King Water Main Project is expected to begin Wednesday, May 25 and will last approximately four weeks. Work for this phase of the project will stretch from SE 8th Avenue to SE Watula Avenue at Fort King Street.

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 Council Workshop Tuesday, May 24 
Article Posted: 5/17/2016 11:14:53 AM
The Ocala City Council will host a workshop Tuesday, May 24 at 11:30 a.m. in Council Chambers located on the second floor of City Hall located at 110 SE Watula Ave. This workshop will include presentations from the Telecommunications and Growth Management Department. For more information regarding this workshop, please call 352-401-3977.

City of Ocala Holiday Schedule Announced 
Article Posted: 5/11/2016 4:21:54 PM
The City of Ocala’s business offices will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no residential collection for sanitation, yard waste or recycling routes Monday, May 30.

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.

SE 3rd Avenue, Between SE 3rd Street and SE 4th Street, to Become One-Way Street 
Article Posted: 5/5/2016 4:43:48 PM
Monday, May 16, work will begin to convert SE 3rd Avenue, between SE 3rd Street and SE 4th Street, from a two-way street to a one-way street.

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.

Utility Scam Targeting Customers 
Article Posted: 3/1/2016 2:07:05 PM

Ocala Utility Services is warning customers about a bill payment scam that is targeting utility customers. Individuals and businesses have reported receiving telephone calls that claim their electricity will be turned off within hours unless they make an immediate payment over the phone. OUS will never call its customers demanding payment using any prepaid cards or debit cards. OUS also does not cut power to businesses after hours. If customers believe there is a problem with their account, they are encouraged to call 352-629-2489.


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.

Stop! Think! Pitch It! Ocala Recycles 
Article Posted: 4/7/2015 11:23:13 AM
We are continuously looking at ways to reduce the city's carbon footprint. To better understand the community's perception of the city's curbside recycling program, we are requesting that you take a few minutes to complete the following survey.

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