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Roanoke Recognizes National Public Works Week
On May 17, Roanoke City Council adopted a proclamation recognizing May 16–22, 2021, as Public Works Week in the City of Roanoke, applauding the dedicated efforts of our public works professionals in the Solid Waste Management, Stormwater, Facilities Management, and Transportation divisions, and in the General Services and Parks and Recreation departments. To find out more, click here.
Parks and Recreation Department Announces Upcoming Project
In June 2021, Roanoke’s Parks and Recreation Department will begin work on the conversion of the tennis courts in Washington Park to create basketball courts. This project is being done as part of the Washington Park Master Plan approved in 2008, which calls for the adaptive reuse of under-utilized tennis courts. Read more here.
Gun Violence Prevention Commission Makes Mini-Grants Available
The Gun Violence Prevention Commission has made available $65,000 to local non-profit and faith-based organizations for activities designed for prevention and intervention of gun violence in our community. The commission is primarily interested in programs that work with youth and young adults, and are collaborative in nature. These funds will be distributed in grants ranging from $3,000 to $5,000 for activities to be completed by Aug. 31, 2021. Applications will be considered at a special meeting of the Commission on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 5:45 p.m. See these links for more information: Mini-Grant Announcement; Special Meeting Announcement.
Council to Hold Public Hearing on Recommended FY2022 Budget, Proposed Real Property Tax
Roanoke City Council will hold a public hearing on the Recommended FY2022 Budget and the Proposed Real Property Tax on Monday, May 24, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Council Chamber. The General Fund budget includes revenues and expenditures totaling $307,630,000, addressing seven priorities established by City Council: Education, Community Safety, Human Services, Infrastructure, Livability, Good Government, and Economy. Learn more here.