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Effective Jan. 1, 2017, the City of Ocala will increase its monthly residential solid waste service rate by three percent (3%). An additional increase of three percent will take place annually beginning Oct. 1, 2017 through Oct. 1, 2020.
12/12/2016 4:19 PM
Effective Jan. 1, 2017, the City of Ocala will increase its monthly commercial solid waste service rate as shown in the table below. An additional increase of nine percent (9%) will take place annually beginning Oct. 1, 2017 through Oct. 1, 2020.
12/12/2016 3:53 PM
The City of Ocala Customer Service Office, located at 201 SE 3rd St., will close at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 to allow for a department-wide training. This closure will be in effect for the Customer Service Office lobby, inside payments and phone lines.
01/11/2017 2:48 PM
The following is a list of road closures that will be in effect for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March. The event will start Monday, Jan. 16 at 8 a.m. at the downtown Ocala square and will end at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Complex located at 1510 NW 4th St.
01/09/2017 12:24 PM
The City of Ocala’s business offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. There will be no residential collection for sanitation, yard waste or recycling routes Monday, Jan. 16.
01/05/2017 10:39 AM
The Friends of the Historical Evergreen Cemetery, Sons of Confederate Veterans Pvt. William R. Milton Camp 741 and the United Daughters of the Confederacy Marion Dragoons Chapter 2311, in partnership with the City of Ocala Public Works Department, are sponsoring an Evergreen Cemetery volunteer cleanup day Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.
12/28/2016 9:27 AM
In preparation for the Wetland Groundwater Recharge Park project, the City of Ocala, in partnership with CH2M, will host an informational session Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers on the 2nd Floor of City Hall located at 110 SE Watula Ave.
12/27/2016 2:29 PM
Ocala Electric Utility is warning residents about a bill payment scam that is targeting utility customers.
12/22/2016 11:37 AM
The First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Ocala Friday, Jan. 6 and will include the following special performances and activities:
12/20/2016 8:17 AM
The City of Ocala’s business offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26 in observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. There will be no residential collection for sanitation, yard waste or recycling routes Friday, Dec. 23. Additionally, City business offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 2 in observance of New Year’s Day. There will be no residential collection for sanitation, yard waste or recycling routes Monday, Jan. 2.
12/13/2016 8:23 AM
SE Ft. King Street, from SE Wenona Avenue to SE 11th Avenue, will be closed to through traffic Wednesday, Nov. 30 until Wednesday, Dec. 7. This closure is to accommodate road reconstruction.
11/29/2016 4:44 PM
The First Friday Art Walk occurs from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month from September through May annually. Located within Ocala’s historic downtown, event festivities include over 40 artist displays, acoustic entertainment, free family art activities and extended shopping hours.
11/28/2016 8:54 AM
In preparation for the South Magnolia Avenue Mobility Improvement Project beginning in March 2017, the City of Ocala will host two informational sessions Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The sessions will be held in City Council Chambers, located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave.
11/22/2016 11:25 AM
The following is a list of road closures that will be in effect for the Ocala Christmas Parade, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m.
11/21/2016 2:07 PM
Recreation and Parks Department to Host "Fight for Freedom: Attack on Fort King" Event December 3 & 4
The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host “A Fight for Freedom: Attack on Fort King” Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fort King National Historic Landmark located at 3925 E. Ft. King St.
11/17/2016 8:59 AM
Ocala/Marion County is pleased to announce Michael Daniels, AICP, as the new Director of the Transportation Planning Organization (TPO).
11/16/2016 3:04 PM
“Santa on the Square” returns to Downtown Ocala in December. This family friendly holiday program will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays, Dec. 1, 6, 8, 13, 15 and 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the downtown square.
11/10/2016 2:54 PM
Ocala Electric Utility (OEU) plans to survey a random sample of its electric customers during the month of December 2016 to better understand their opinions on solar energy. These survey responses will help guide OEU in its decisions regarding solar energy moving forward.
11/09/2016 11:23 AM
The following is a list of road closures that will be in effect for Light Up Ocala. The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 19 from 4 to 9 p.m. in downtown Ocala.
11/09/2016 10:37 AM
It’s that time of year again! Light Up Ocala returns to downtown Ocala Saturday, Nov. 19 from 4 to 9 p.m.
11/09/2016 10:34 AM