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Waste Pro and the City of Ocala to Implement New System to Reduce Contamination in Residential Recycling
Effective Monday, June 5, Waste Pro, the City of Ocala’s contractor for single-stream curbside recycling collection, will begin a coordinated effort with the City to reduce contamination in residential recycling carts.
05/23/2017 2:52 PM
The City of Ocala’s business offices will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no residential collection for sanitation, yard waste or recycling routes Monday, May 29
05/17/2017 4:37 PM
Ocala City Council Agrees to a Temporary Moratorium for Accepting Future Requests for Residential Telecommunication Services
During the regular Ocala City Council meeting Tuesday, May 16, council members agreed to place a temporary moratorium on accepting orders for new residential telecommunication services. This moratorium will go into effect immediately and does not affect residential or commercial orders already accepted and awaiting installation. The City estimates that this temporary moratorium will be in place for approximately nine months.
05/17/2017 11:27 AM
The City of Ocala Public Works Traffic Division is accepting applications for the street banner lottery now until Tuesday, Aug. 1 for the 2018 calendar year. Reservations can only be made by non-profit organizations.
05/11/2017 9:50 AM
The Marion Cultural Alliance (MCA), in partnership with the City of Ocala, is excited to announce the lineup for the 2017 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series.
04/24/2017 4:04 PM
The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host a grand opening celebration for Lily’s Pad Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This brand-new splash pad is located at Lillian Bryant Park located at 2200 NW 17th Pl. and will be open daily from sunrise to sunset.
05/11/2017 4:07 PM
A groundbreaking ceremony for the reconstruction of historic Fort King will be held Friday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 E Fort King St.
05/11/2017 1:14 PM
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, May 13.
05/08/2017 9:49 AM
The City of Ocala Water Resources Department is looking for a slogan! To help celebrate Drinking Water Week happening May 7 through 13, 2017, the department will host a slogan submission contest, which is open to the public and free to enter.
05/05/2017 3:52 PM
During the regular Ocala City Council meeting Tuesday, May 2, council members voted 5 to 0 to approve Ordinance 2017-46, which will limit the amount of potable water being used for irrigation purposes within the city limits. This was the second and final reading for this ordinance, which was first introduced during the regular Ocala City Council meeting Tuesday, April 18.
05/02/2017 5:43 PM
The Heritage Nature Conservancy, located in the 1900 block of NE 3rd Street, will close temporarily beginning Monday, May 15 for improvements and is expected to re-open in September 2017.
05/02/2017 8:39 AM
The restrooms at Scott Springs Park, located at 2825 SW 24th Ave., will be closed for maintenance Monday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 3. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset and will remain open to visitors during this time. Restrooms at the park will re-open at sunrise Thursday, May 4.
04/26/2017 4:06 PM
The First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Ocala and wraps up the 2016-2017 season Friday, May 5. This event will include the following special performances and activities:
04/24/2017 3:19 PM
City of Ocala and Magnolia Art Xchange to Host an Opening Reception for the "Ignite Your Dream" Exhibit Thursday, May 11
The City of Ocala and the Magnolia Art Xchange (MAX) will host an opening reception for the new exhibit, “Ignite Your Dream,” Thursday, May 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. The awards presentation for this exhibit will take place at 6:30 p.m.
04/19/2017 9:37 AM
The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host ‘Motown Downtown’ Friday, May 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Citizens’ Circle, 151 SE Osceola Ave.
04/13/2017 1:40 PM
Due to ongoing construction, the Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center, located at 3925 E Fort King St., will be periodically closed without prior notice beginning Wednesday, April 12 through late July 2017. During this period, there may be days and times the site will be unsafe for visitation.
04/07/2017 4:24 PM
Earthfest at Arbor Day in the Great Outdoors (EAGO) will take place Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park and the Discovery Center located at 701 NE Sanchez Ave.
04/07/2017 3:22 PM
The City of Ocala Water Reclamation Facility #1 (WRF #1), located at 1220 NW 4th Ave., has been offline since April 2016. Beginning Monday, April 10, this facility will start the decommission process, which has the potential to create an organic odor. City staff expects this to be a short-term inconvenience. This may affect the immediate area surrounding WRF #1, however, there are no health concerns regarding this potential odor.
04/07/2017 2:13 PM
The Bad Axes of Fort King Axe Throwing Club will hold its first club meeting Saturday, April 15 at 5 p.m. at the Fort King National Historic Landmark located at 3925 E Ft. King St.
04/03/2017 4:37 PM
The City of Ocala will conduct a special waste amnesty day Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The collection site is located at NE 14th Street and NE Eighth Avenue.
04/03/2017 8:50 AM