Up & Coming Weekly

December 30, 2019

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JANUARY 1-7, 2020 UCW 27 433 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC 28301-5537 www.FayettevilleNC.gov (910) 433-1FAY (1329) /cityoffayettevillegovernment Insta Follow Your City on Social Media: Engaging You About Your City Government Engaging You About Your City Government KENNETH MAYNER, MPA, Chief Branding Officer, City of Faye eville Corporate Communica ons Department, Contribu ng Writer. City Offices Closed on New Year's Day The City of Fayetteville's government administrative offices, including City Hall, are closed on Jan. 1, 2020 in recognition of New Year's Day. The following are schedules for resident service-focused departments: Solid Waste New Year's Day (Wednesday, Jan. 1): There are no garbage and yard waste collection on Wednesdays; no make-up days are needed. There will be no bulky pick up. Parks and Recreation Parks & Recreation services are observing the following abbreviated schedule for January 1st: • All parks will be open to the public. • General purpose recreation centers operate from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Senior Center and Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center operate from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Tokay Senior Fitness Center operates from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. • Clark Park Nature Center operates from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • N.C. Veterans Park operates from Noon - 4 p.m. • Parks & Recreation facilities will be back on normal operations on January 2nd. Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST) • New Year's Eve - Regular Service • New Year's Day - No Service • Day after New Year's Day - Regular service Community Café Conversation Held Jan. 16 The City of Fayetteville will hold its annual Community Café Conversation on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2019 at Smith Recreation Center, located at 1520 Slater Ave. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. and allows Fayetteville citizens to answer questions that can help shape the future of the community. Questions that will be asked include, but are not limited to: • What are the top priorities for the City of Fayetteville • What services need to improve? • What does success look like? • How can the City promote transparency and accountability for results? Input from the questions will be incorporated into the City's Strategic Plan, which guides future efforts and budget decisions. Anyone can attend, however citizens are encouraged to reserve their seat by calling the City at 910-433-1979 or emailing your RSVP to atebbe@ci.fay.nc.us. A drawing will be held at the end of the event for gift certificates to several local businesses as a way of saying, "thank you" to the participants. For information about the City's Strategic Plan, visit: http://fayettevillenc.gov/government/city-departments/strategic-performance-analytics/strategic-planning. For information about the City's Organizational Performance, visit: http://fayettevillenc.gov/government/city-departments/strate- gic-performance-analytics/organizational-performance and http://tracstat.fayettevillenc.gov. If you have questions regarding the City's Strategic Plan, please feel free to contact Rebecca Jackson, Strategic Performance Analytics Director, at 910-433-1068 or rajackson@ci.fay.nc.us. Sign Up For the City's E-Newsletter The City of Fayetteville has a citizen E-newsletter titled City Happenings. The E-newsletter keeps residents informed of what the City is doing to support them. It is published to subscribers every two weeks on a Mondays. Residents can subscribe directly here: http://eepurl.com/dj4W5T. Citizens can also subscribe to the E-Newsletter on the City's website by logging onto FayettevilleNC.gov via a subscription link at the top of the City website that says: "Subscribe to e-News."

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