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Notification of City Codes Concerning Cemeteries

The City of Rome would like to remind the public of Rome City Codes concerning cemeteries, particularly at Myrtle Hill Cemetery for general public safety and respect for the cemetery grounds. Local police have recently been called to respond to an increase in code violations at cemeteries, and would like the community to be aware of the local laws. City cemeteries are open to visitors a...

  • press
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 07/19/2016

Third Notice of Tax Millage Increase

Notice of Property Tax Increase The Rome City Commission announces its intention to hold a Public Hearing at the City Commission meeting on Monday July 25th at 6:30 p.m. concerning the proposed 2016 millage tax rate. The proposed combined rates for the City Government and City Schools of 27.635 will result in an increase of 5.735% (1.5 mils) from the prior year and an increase of 5.44% (1.44...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 07/18/2016

Rome Millage Rate Presentation

View the presentation of the Rome Millage Rate discussion from the Rome City Commission meeting held July 11, 2016.  View presentation See Video of the Rome City Commission Meeting Discussion The Rome City Commission held a Public Hearing at the City Commission meeting concerning the proposed 2016 millage tax rate. The proposed combined rates for the City Government and City...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 07/13/2016

Second Notice of Tax Increase

The Rome City Commission announces its intention to hold a Public Hearing at the City Commission meeting on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers concerning the proposed 2016 millage tax rate. The proposed combined rates for the City Government and City Schools of 27.635 will result in an increase of 5.735% (1.5 mils) from the prior year and an increase of 5.44% (1.43...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 07/06/2016

Notice of Property Tax Increase

Notice of Property Tax Increase The Rome City Commission announces its intention to hold a Public Hearing at the City Commission meeting on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers concerning the proposed 2016 millage tax rate. The proposed combined rates for the City Government and City Schools of 27.635 will result in an increase of 5.735% (1.5 mils) from the prior year...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 06/29/2016

Areas of Barron Stadium to Close for Painting

The City of Rome and Rome City Schools would like the public to be aware of several painting projects planned for Barron Stadium. Projects will start Monday, June 13, 2016 and should be completed by Monday, July 18, 2016; weather permitting. Painting will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. During this time, areas of the stadium as well as the parking lot closest to Second Avenue may be...

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  • Joint
  • Posted: 06/13/2016

Clarification of New Personal Transportation Vehicle Ordinance

The City of Rome would like to provide clarification on the new Personal Transportation Vehicle (PTV) Ordinance, which allows PTVs on city streets so that the general public is aware of the law’s requirements. A PTV is defined as any motor vehicle with a minimum of four wheels; capable of a maximum ground speed of less than 20 miles per hour; a maximum gross vehicle weight of 1,375 pounds...

  • press
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 05/12/2016

Downtown Development Launches “Banking on Downtown”

The City of Rome’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is pleased to announce the launch of “Banking on Downtown”, a local loan program established in partnership with Rome area banks to encourage the continued economic development of the downtown corridor. The new programs establishes a low-interest revolving loan pool to make second mortgage loan funds available for development projects...

  • press
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 05/03/2016

Rome Tennis Center at Berry College Management Team Selected

The office of the Rome City Manager is pleased to announce the new management team for the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. Tom Daglis has been appointed Executive Director of the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College and will also serve as the Director of the Professional Tennis Management Program at Berry College starting June 1, 2016. Kevin Brundle has been selected to serve as Director...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 04/25/2016

Downtown Parking Office Announces Parking Options for Graduation Season

The Downtown Development Parking Office announces parking options for the busy spring graduation season ahead. The graduation season kicks-off Friday, May 6 with the Shorter University graduation. Georgia Northwestern Technical School, Georgia Highlands, Model, Pepperell, Coosa, Armuchee and Rome High Schools will all hold graduations at The Forum during the month of May. Off-Street...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 04/21/2016

Johanna Allen Appointed as Purchasing Director

The office of the Rome City Manager is pleased to announce Johanna Allen has been appointed as the new Purchasing Director for the City of Rome and will be responsible for directing staff and participating in tasks necessary for purchasing services, equipment, and materials at the lowest possible cost in compliance with city and county ordinances and published guidelines. Allen has worked for...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 04/25/2016

Children’s Block Party Planned for Next Saturday

 The Downtown Development Authority and Harbin Clinic invite the community to Harbin Clinic Kids Spring Fling on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The spring fling is a block party geared especially for families that will be held on the 500 Block of Broad Street in Downtown Rome and is free to the public. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and features a variety of activities for children...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 04/21/2016

City of Rome Celebrates Georgia Cities Week April 17-23

The City of Rome, along with cities across Georgia, will celebrate Georgia Cities Week April 17-23. The theme of this year’s Georgia Cities Week is “Go to Town” in recognition that the city is the central place for people, business and communities. The week will also promote Rome’s heritage of prosperity and a future focused on providing outstanding services for citizens. Throughout the...

  • press
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 04/11/2016

City of Rome Now Offering eCheck Payment Processing Services

The City of Rome is pleased to announce eCheck payment processing is now available online as a bill pay option. Both utility bills and parking citations can now be paid through the new system on the City of Rome website at RomeFloyd.com. “We are excited to offer another level of service for residents who seek to save time and money with online payments,” said Lisa McClain, Business Systems...

  • press
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 04/07/2016

Rome City Hall Front Entrance Closed Due to Construction Repair Work

Due to construction repair work at Rome City Hall, the front entrance of the building will not be accessible Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1, 2016. Construction crews are installing scaffolding in order to begin repair work on the cornice of City Hall. Visitors may access City Hall through the water billing entrance located at the side of the building. City Hall will again be...

  • press
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 03/31/2016

Celebrate Earth Day with Renew our Rivers

Keep Rome-Floyd Beautiful invites the community to celebrate Earth Day this year with the Renew Our Rivers Cleanup at Brushy Branch. Volunteers are needed to help with clearing debris in and around the water.  The event is scheduled for Friday, April 22, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Brushy Branch is located at Montgomery Landing off Blacks Bluff Road in Coosa.  “This event not only serves to...

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  • Joint
  • Posted: 03/30/2016

Downtown Rome Parking Options

View larger map The City of Rome strives to consistently provide outstanding services for citizens and those visiting Rome and would like to provide clarity on the local parking ordinances that have recently gained some attention. The current on-street parking ordinance and enforcement signage was established by the City of Rome in 1998 and limits on-street parking to 2-hours per day....

  • Blog
  • Kristi Kent
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 03/30/2016

City Offices Closed on Good Friday

City Offices will be closed in observance of the Good Friday holiday on March 25. Thursday and Friday garbage and recycling will be picked up on Thursday.

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 03/23/2016

Floyd County Commission Adopts Standard Operating Procedures for Special Events

The Floyd County Board of Commissioners recently adopted the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Special Events and approved the Assembly Permit utilized by the joint City and County Special Events Review Committee. The adoption of the protocol ensures consistent standards and procedures and ease of communication among all city and county law enforcement agencies and departments. The Rome...

  • Article
  • Joint
  • Posted: 03/11/2016

Denise Downer-McKinney Selected as New Rome Police Chief

The office of the Rome City Manager is pleased to announce Denise Downer-McKinney has been selected as the new Chief of the Rome Police Department to succeed Elaine Snow. Downer-McKinney, a thirty year veteran of the department, currently serves as Major of the Support Services Bureau. Downer-McKinney was selected from a field of twenty-five internal and external candidates who presented...

  • press
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 03/04/2016

Downtown Parking Office Announces Alternative Transportation for Downtown

The Downtown Development Parking Office is excited to announce the arrival of pedicabs as a new alternative transportation option for the downtown area. Pedicabs or bike taxis provide passengers quick, safe and environmentally friendly transportation. Starting this May, Joyride Pedicabs will offer the bike taxi service weekly every Thursday through Saturday in the central business district...

  • Blog
  • Kristi Kent
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 03/01/2016

Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins

The Floyd County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) supports the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and the National Weather Service in observing February 1-5, as Severe Weather Awareness Week. Encouraging families to learn emergency preparedness and response procedures for all types of severe weather events is the goal of the observance with a daily focus on these topics: February...

  • Blog
  • Tim Herrington
  • Joint
  • Posted: 02/01/2016

Rome City Auditorium SPLOST Update

Rome City Auditorium SPLOST funded improvements are well underway! Watch the video to learn about the latest upgrades.  2016 Events: Event Calendar Book the Auditorium: Details

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 01/06/2016

Lonzo Roberson Named Interim Police Chief

The office of the Rome City Manager named Lonzo Roberson Tuesday as Interim Police Chief during the search for a permanent replacement for Chief Elaine Snow, who retires at the end of this year.    Chief Roberson is slated to begin work on January 4, 2016 and stay on throughout the search process which is expected to conclude in less than 120 days.  The City of Rome is...

  • Article
  • Joint
  • Posted: 12/30/2015

Holiday Schedule

Holiday Closings:  Rome City offices are closed Friday, January 1. Solid Waste will collect Fri. routes for garbage and recycling on Thu. (yard waste will not be serviced). Rome City offices are closed Thu - Fri, December 24 - 25. Solid Waste will collect both Thu. and Fri. routes for garbage and recycling on Thu. (yard waste will not be serviced).

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 12/30/2015

Are You Prepared for Winter Weather?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2015 Contact: Tim Herrington Director 706.236.5002 herringtont@floydcountyga.org Are You Prepared for Winter Weather? Floyd County EMA Encourages Floyd County Residents to Prepare during Winter Weather Preparedness Week Nov. 30-Dec. 4 Rome – While many consider the snow and ice that accompanies the winter season to be scenic, people can forget that...

  • press
  • Joint
  • Posted: 11/30/2015

Discount Parking this Holiday Season with Mobile app - Public Parking lot on E 1st St.

Parkmobile, LLC and City of Rome announce a holiday discount for customers who take advantage of Parkmobile’s mobile payment solution. Rome parking customers will be rewarded with one hour of free parking when using Parkmobile promo code: 1offRome. The offer is good for parking in the E. 1st Street parking lot and will run through the holiday season from Monday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 4....

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  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 11/16/2015

Rome City Partners with EveryoneOn to Offer Affordable Internet

The City of Rome is pleased to announce a new partnership with EveryoneOn to increase Internet connectivity for low-income families. The city recognizes that access to the Internet has become essential for communication, business and education and households that do not have access to Internet are disproportionately from low-income and minority communities. By partnering with EveryoneOn,...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 10/27/2015

Rome Tennis Center at Berry College

Keep up with our construction progress at the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. https://www.facebook.com/TennisCenterOfGeorgia?fref=photo

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 10/15/2015

GE Transfers 123 Acres in West Rome to City

After working together for a number of years to prepare a portion of the former General Electric (GE) Medium Transformer facility to be donated to the City of Rome for public use, the City and GE have finalized an agreement that transfers ownership of 123 acres in West Rome. “The city is grateful to GE for its donation,” said Rome Mayor Jamie Doss. “Be assured we will put the land to good...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 10/09/2015

Big Donation for Clocktower

On Sept. 21, the City of Rome received a huge donation to the Clocktower Restoration Fund in the form of a $2,000 check from the Rome Area Heritage Foundation, as well as an additional $250 for a brick that will be placed in the walkway to the clocktower to display the name of the donors. RAHF President, Paula Blaylock, and Treasurer, Jack Summerbell, presented the check to City Manager,...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 10/08/2015

Notice of Sign Ordinance

The Rome-Floyd County Planning Department and Building Inspection Department would like to share notice of the local sign ordinance for the benefit of public safety. Temporary signs installed in a right-of-way are in violation of litter laws and sign ordinances. These signs are hazardous to drivers and pedestrians as they can obstruct the line-of-sight. Temporary signs may only be...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 10/06/2015

Mike Hackett Selected as Rome Water & Sewer Division Director

The office of the Rome City Manager is pleased to announce Mike Hackett has been selected as the new Water & Sewer Division Director to succeed Leigh Ross. Hackett, a 15-year veteran of the Department, currently serves as the Water & Sewer Assistant Director.    “Mike is very well suited to take over the reins of our Water & Sewer Division,” said City Manager, Sammy...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • Joint
  • Posted: 08/27/2015

Notice of Proposed Property Tax Increase

The Rome City Commission announces its intention to hold a Public Hearing at a called City Commission meeting on Thursday, July 23 at 11:00 a.m. in the Sam King Room at City Hall concerning the proposed 2015 millage tax rate. The proposed combined rates for the city government and city schools of 26.136 will result in a .05% decrease from the prior year and a .7% increase over the calculated...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 07/20/2015

Rome is First Georgia City to Join Next Century Cities as a Leader for High-Speed Internet

Nationwide initiative supports broadband investment for community development_____________________________________________________________________________________ Mayor Jamie Doss announces The City of Rome has joined Next Century Cities, a bipartisan, city-to-city initiative dedicated to ensuring the availability of next-generation broadband Internet for all communities. The City of Rome...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • Joint
  • Posted: 07/13/2015

Strong Moody Bond Rating for Rome Tennis Center of Georgia Underwriting

Moody’s Investor Service has assigned an Aa2 rating to the City of Rome’s $11 million in Revenue Bonds for the financing of the Rome Tennis Center of Georgia at Berry College. The Moody’s report details the rating score of Aa2 as “very strong”. Moody’s defines its global long-term and sort-term rating scales as forward looking opinions of the relative credit risks of financial obligations...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • Joint
  • Posted: 07/06/2015

Ratings Could Equate to Lower Fire Insurance Premiums for Community

The City of Rome and Floyd County have received new ratings from the ISO’s Public Protection Classification (PPC) Program which could equate to lower fire insurance premiums for residential and commercial properties. The ISO recently completed a PPC survey which analyzed the structural fire suppression delivery system provided in our community. The city and county Public Protection...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • Joint
  • Posted: 07/06/2015

Negative Impact to Community Sales Tax

The Georgia Department of Revenue has informed finance officials of local Rome and Floyd County governments of a sales tax refund request settlement that will require the community to remit funds back to the Department of Revenue. From the information provided, a local industry made an accounting error spanning from 2005-2012 in the amount of $3,943,578.86. The local sales taxes impacted are...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • Joint
  • Posted: 07/02/2015

State of the City Report for 2015

The State of the City report for 2015 as presented by Mr. Sammy Rich, City Manager. Please click link for the full report. State of the City Report 2015

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 04/02/2015

City of Rome Selected to Receive Federal Historic Preservation Grant

April 2015 - The City of Rome will receive $9,000 for a preservation plan for the historic African-American Fairview School, located in Cave Spring, Floyd County from the FFY 2015 Historic Preservation Fund. The City of Rome was selected as one of nine Georgia communities to receive a FFY 2015 federal subgrant from the FFY 2015 Historic Preservation Fund to conduct historic...

  • Article
  • Joint
  • Posted: 05/26/2015

NWGRH Redevelopment Survey

Can you spare a few moments to let the City know your thoughts on redevelopment ideas for the Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital facility? Please click Survey to fill it out.

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 05/29/2015

Key Election Dates 2016

  • Article
  • Floyd County
  • Posted: 11/10/2015

BOE Pre-Agenda20151207

  • Article
  • Floyd County
  • Posted: 11/11/2015

Auditorium

2016 Rome City Auditorium Event Dates Get event details and ticketing information at: VenueDog Jan 8 Rome Middle Jan 15 MLK Production Jan 18 MLK Celebration Jan 23 Rome Civic Ballet Feb 5 – 7 Darlington School Feb 8 West Central Chorus Feb 13 Shorter University Band Feb 16 NWGA Winds Feb 20 Heart & Soul/Clock Tower Jazz Feb 26 – 27 Rome’s...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 12/23/2015
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