Monday: The Rome City Commission will virtually meet for their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom and streamed live via Facebook. The caucus will begin at 6 p.m. On the agenda, will the election of Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem for 2021. City Manager Sammy Rich will also present his list of 2021 City Manager Appointments for officials, authorizing agents, management staff and department directors. Appointments
Monday: The Floyd County Board of Education will have a called board meeting: “We will have a Called Board meeting Monday at 8:15 a.m. to approve a couple of personnel changes and discuss and approve COVID leave for employees. At the end, the board will go into a closed meeting to discuss personnel and property (both allowed under Georgia’s Open Meetings law).
Georgia General Assembly convenes for 2021 session. We’ll post links to opening coverage.
Tuesday: The Rome City Board of Education will meet at 5:45 p.m. at the Rome City Schools College and Career Academy, 990 Veterans Memorial Highway. The caucus will be held at 4 p.m. All attendees will be required to wear a face covering and will be subject to temperature readings. On the agenda, will be the election of board officers and second reading of the 2021-2022 school calendar. New business will include discussion of revision to 2020-2021 school calendar, along with Health/Sex Education Advisory Committee Recommendations. The board will also go into executive session for the Superintendent’s evaluation. Agenda
Tuesday: The Floyd County Board of Commissioners will meet at the Forum River Center located at 301 Tribune Street, Rome. Caucus will begin at 4 p.m. in the Floyd Room, followed by the Board Meeting at 6 p.m in the Ballroom. The meetings are open to the public. Everyone in attendance is asked to wear a mask and to practice social distancing. On the Agenda will be a resolution to approve County Personnel (Department Directors) for 2021. There will be four rezoning or special permit requests up for first readings with public hearings scheduled for Jan. 26.
Wednesday: The Mt. Berry Trail will close to the public from Jan. 13-27 for Atlanta Gas Light contractors to work on pipeline project. Work is also ongoing at Ridge Ferry Park, but complete closure of the park is not anticipated.
Wednesday: The Georgia Department of Revenue is upgrading to a new version of the Georgia Driver Record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System. Implementation of the upgrade will require the vehicle registrations and titling services, including e-Services and tag renewal kiosks, to be unavailable Wednesday, Jan. 13 through Monday, Jan. 18. County Tag Offices and the Motor Vehicle Division will not be able to process transactions. Vehicle owners with renewal dates in January are encouraged to do so prior to Jan. 13 to avoid delays. Details
Saturday: The Rome–Floyd Recycling Center will host a Household Hazardous Waste and an Electronics Recycling Event at 412 Lavender Drive in West Rome. The event, for Rome/Floyd residents only, will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Please call 706-291-5266 for an appointment. Items typically collected at these events include liquids like used motor oil, paint, herbicides and pesticides along with computers, televisions, recorders and most any peripheral type equipment like printers and keyboards.