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Posted on: January 20, 2022

“Young Dreamers” Honored

The City Council and the Human Relations Commission honored two city residents this week as the 2022 recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr. Young Dreamers Award.

The Young Dreamers Award recognizes two emerging or proven young adult city residents betwee...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Garbage Collections Resuming; Tuesday and Wednesday Garbage Routes To Be Collected First

City residents whose garbage collections were canceled on Tuesday and Wednesday should have their garbage carts at the curb first thing Thursday morning, Jan. 20. There will be no backyard collections due to icy conditions.

Garbage crews on Thursday will r...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

City Wins Employee Safety Awards From N.C. Department Of Labor

Risk Management - July 1, 2019

City departments and facilities received 32 gold and 11 silver awards in the NC. Department of Labor’s annual safety awards program. The awards recognized city departments or city facilities with 10 or more employee...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Think Orange Roundtable Leads To New Partnership For Feeding Kids

Business Inclusion and Advancement - June 28, 2019

Thanks to a connection made through the city's Think Orange campaign, 280 children in Winston-Salem are receiving meals during summer weekends through a new partnership between the Forsyth Backpack Program...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Disparity Study Information Now Online

The City of Winston-Salem is working on a disparity study, led by MGT Consulting Group, to determine if a gap exists between the use and availability of minority- and women-owned businesses in the city's relevant marketplace.

MGT will be studying expenditu...

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Prepare for Winter Storms During Winter Weather Preparedness Week

State and local officials are encouraging North Carolinians to plan and prepare for winter storms during Winter Weather Preparedness Week, Dec. 5 - 11.

August Vernon, the director of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Office of Emergency Management, says the bes...

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Mayor Pro Tempore Adams Appointed Vice Chair of NLC Human Development Committee

Council Member and Mayor Pro Tempore Denise D. Adams has been appointed by the National League of Cities to serve as vice chair of the NLC’s Human Development Federal Advocacy Committee.

Adams was elected to a one-year term and will provide strat...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Pine Straw To Be Prohibited Around Combustible Commercial and Multi-Family Buildings

The Winston-Salem City Council has amended the city fire code to prohibit the use of pine straw (pine needles) as a landscaping material within 10 feet of commercial and multi-family residential buildings with combustible exteriors. The council approved t...

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Posted on: December 20, 2021

2022 Ricoh Calendars for Sale

The Ricoh Print Shop is now offering 2022 monthly calendars for sale to city employees. The cost is $3.00 for the first one, and $2.00 for each additional calendar (plus tax). Calendars can be picked up any time Mon.—Fri., between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

WePlay 360 January 2022 Newsletter

Read the latest edition of WePlay 360o[pdf].

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Christmas Tree Collection

Residents in single family homes inside the city limits can put their Christmas trees at the curb for pick-up during the regular city brush collection. All lights, decorations, stands and nails must be removed from trees. Please be aware that it may take ...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Stormwater Training Video and Quiz

As required by the City’s Stormwater Permit, all city staff must be trained regarding proper stormwater pollution reduction activities for municipally owned facilities and operations, which includes recognizing and reporting illegal discharges/d...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

City Administering Housing Assistance Program for People Living with HIV/AIDS

As of January, the Community Development Department is administering a federal program that provides housing and other assistance to people living with AIDS in Forsyth, Davie, Davidson, Stokes and Yadkin counties.

The department will oversee disbursement o...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Public Information Session on UDO-CC15 (Accessory Dwelling Units)

The Planning and Development Services Department will hold a public information session on the proposed changes to the UDO ClearCode related to Accessory Dwelling Units (UDO-CC15) on Tuesday, January 25, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually thr...

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Planning & Development Services
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Current Leaf Collection Cycle

Leaf-Collection-Map-2021

Currently Picking up Round Two in Leaf Quadrant 4. Routes rotate in a clockwise direction. The city makes three rounds of leaf collection per year. This year collection started in Quadrant 3. Find your street's leaf collection estimated date.

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

SOAR Program Accepting Applications

The city is accepting applications for its Successful Outcomes After Release (SOAR) program through 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 23, 2022.

SOAR is a six-month program that provides gainful employment to returning citizens while supplementing the city's exis...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Cigna Healthcare Debit Card

Employees who signed up for Cigna health insurance are receiving Cigna debit cards by mail. This card is NOT the same as your Flexible Spending Account (if you have enrolled in that program) from Savers Administrative Services. The health care de...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Nominations Sought for Walk of Fame

Nominations are being accepted through Feb. 25 for the Winston-Salem’s Arts, Culture and Entertainment Memorial Walk of Fame at the Benton Convention Center.

The Walk of Fame honors deceased Winston-Salem residents who made a significant contribu...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

City Statement on Workers’ Compensation Process

The city of Winston-Salem issued the following statement regarding its workers’ compensation process, and the protocols that it must follow, in response to a recent story in the Winston-Salem Journal regarding Sgt. Michael McDonald:

“In...

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

Changes in City Operations for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday

City offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The following city operations will be affected:

All yard-waste collections for the week of Jan. 17 will be postponed one day: Monday on Tuesday, Tuesday on Wednesday, etc. ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Proposed Revisions to the COVID-19 Policy

Last evening, the City Council’s Community Development/Housing/General Government Committee voted to advance the City’s revised COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to the full City Council for a vote at its regular meeting on Tuesday January 1...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Pandemic Recovery Grant Applications To Be Available Jan. 18

Operators of small businesses and non-profits in eligible areas of Winston-Salem can apply for local pandemic recovery grants starting Tuesday, Jan 18. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 18.

Grants up to $25,000 will be available to businesses with...

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Posted on: January 17, 2022

Tuesday Sanitation Collections Canceled

Sanitation collections for Tuesday, Jan. 18, have been canceled due to hazardous conditions created by Sunday’s winter storm. This includes all Tuesday garbage and yard-cart collections as well as brush and leaf collections.

Waste Management has ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Sanitation Collections Update

Sanitation collections for Wednesday, Jan. 19, have been canceled due to hazardous conditions on many residential streets. This includes all Wednesday garbage and yard-cart collections as well as brush and leaf collections. Officials will assess condition...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

City Council approved the revised COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

On Tuesday evening, the Winston-Salem City Council approved the revised COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Under the revised policy, employees who remain unvaccinated are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test each week. The following changes are...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Sanitation Collections Update

Sanitation will continue with make-up garbage collections on Friday, Jan. 21, weather permitting. Residents with Thursday collection should have their garbage carts at the curb first thing in the morning. Residents with Wednesday collection whose carts we...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Sanitation Collections Update

Sanitation will continue making up missed garbage collections on Saturday, Jan. 22, weather permitting. Residents with Friday collection should have their carts at the curb first thing Saturday morning. There will be no backyard collections due to icy con...

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