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Rome City Commission Announces Public Hearing on Proposed 2019 Fiscal Year Budget

The Rome City Commission hereby announces that a public hearing on the proposed 2019 fiscal year budgets will be held on December 10, 2018 at the City Commission Meeting.  The meeting will be held at 6:30 p. m. in the Commission Chambers at Rome City Hall located at 601 Broad Street.  Any person wishing to be heard on the proposed budgets should appear at this public hearing. The 2019...

  • Blog
  • Kristi Kent
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 12/05/2018

A portion of Heritage Trail damaged by erosion; detour offers safe path

The City of Rome Public Works Department has set up detours on the Heritage Park Trail to ensure public safety concerning erosion damage on the trail. The portion of the trail that has been damaged is located behind Chieftains Museum and is closed off.  Public Works has set up a detour on the trail that redirects people to the side walk that follows Riverside Parkway; the trail is picked...

  • Blog
  • Kristi Kent
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 12/03/2018

City of Rome Parking Office Announces Free Holiday Parking at 3rd Avenue Deck in Time for Downtown Rome Holiday Open House

The City of Rome Parking Office announces free holiday parking at the 3rd Avenue deck starting Friday, November 16, 2018.  In anticipation of the busy holiday season, the Parking Office is offering free deck parking on levels 2-4 to provide an additional parking option throughout the busy holiday season in Downtown Rome.   The deck is conveniently located next to...

  • Blog
  • Kristi Kent
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 11/08/2018

Veterans Day Holiday - City of Rome Offices Closed

City of Rome Offices will be closed Mon., Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day holiday.- Garbage, recycling, and yard waste carts WILL be collected on regular schedule. - The Rome City Commission meeting regularly scheduled for Mon. has been moved to Tue., Nov 13 at 6:30 pm.

  • Blog
  • Kristi Kent
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 11/08/2018

Community Invited to Participate in Planning Efforts for Rome's River District

The Rome community is invited to participate in planning efforts focused on the future of Rome’s River District. Consultants from Nelson/Nygaard, a consultant firm housed in Atlanta, will be stationed in front of the Rome Area History Museum on Friday, October 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 20 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. to gain insight into the public’s vision for...

  • Blog
  • Amanda Carter
  • Joint
  • Posted: 10/16/2018

3rd Annual Fiddlin’ Fest Between the Rivers Transforms Downtown Rome Into One Giant Street Festival Featuring Bluegrass Music & Vintage Fun

The 2018 Fiddlin’ Fest Between the Rivers is a bluegrass street festival in Downtown Rome featuring the classical sounds of bluegrass music on two live music stages and activities in every block of the festival from 12 p.m.- 8 p.m.  This event is free thanks to the generous support of sponsors River City Bank, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Downtown Rome businesses and property owners...

  • Blog
  • Amanda Carter
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 10/09/2018

City of Rome Solid Waste Leaf Collections Service Reminder

 The City of Rome Solid Waste Collections is gearing up for leaf collection service and would like to remind city residents what to expect and how they can help ensure public safety and ease of service. For general public safety, city residents should not block traffic lanes and sidewalks with leaf placement. The leaf vacuum only has the capacity to pick-up leaves; therefore limbs,...

  • Blog
  • Donnie Barrett
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 10/09/2018

RomeGaCares Disaster Relief Kits

Individuals and groups wishing to provide a disaster relief kit to those in need may do so by: -Donating $65 to RomeGaCaresDonations can be made online through the RomeGaCares web page - Mailing a check or money order made out to RomeGaCares mailed to:Floyd County Sheriff’s Officec/o RomeGaCares3 Government PlazaRome, GA 30161 -Prepare a kit on your own with the items listed below or bring...

  • Blog
  • Kristi Kent
  • Joint
  • Posted: 09/27/2018

City of Rome Releases Results of Public Smoking Survey

The City of Rome recently completed a public survey as part of efforts to review Rome’s smoke-free ordinance. The city would like to share the results of the survey with the public to keep the community engaged in the review process. The goal of the recent smoking survey was to gain insight into public awareness of the current City of Rome smoking ordinance and garner public interest on a more...

  • Blog
  • Kristi Kent
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 09/19/2018

City of Rome Invites Public to Share Input on Smoke-Free Ordinance

The City of Rome is reviewing Rome’s smoke-free ordinance and seeks public input. Representatives from Breatheasy Rome recently presented a proposed update to Rome’s smoking ordinance at the City Commission caucus meeting held on Monday, August 13, 2018. Due to the recent proposal, the City would like to gain insight into public awareness of the current City of Rome smoking ordinance and...

  • Blog
  • Kristi Kent
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 09/10/2018

Downtown Rome Saturdays Event Series Features Free Concert on September 1

Downtown Rome Saturdays returns for the final event in the series this Saturday, September 1 with a free concert on Broad Street featuring a Tom Petty and Allman Brothers tribute by The Unusual Suspects.    The concert will be held from 7 pm -10 pm and the stage will be located next to the Rome Area History Museum on 3rd Ave. Access to Broad Street will be blocked off to vehicle...

  • Blog
  • Amanda Carter
  • Joint
  • Posted: 08/29/2018

Pup-A-Palooza Planned for September 23

The public is invited to Pup-A-Palooza, a free day of dog park play for the community on Sunday, September 23 at Riverside Park, located in the Celanese neighborhood at 1 Redwood Street NE. The City of Rome, Floyd County and Public Animal Welfare Services (P.A.W.S.) are collaborating to offer the community event. “Pup-A-Palooza is a fun, free event where people and their pups can be outdoors,...

  • Blog
  • Brittany Griffin
  • Joint
  • Posted: 08/23/2018

Downtown Rome Saturdays Event Series Features Free Concert on August 4

  Downtown Rome Saturdays return this Saturday, August 4 with a free concert on Broad Street featuring Electric Avenue, an 80’s pop-tribute band. Electric Avenue performs renditions of songs by Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, George Michael, Wham!, Kenny Loggins, INXS, Prince, The Clash, David Bowie and more. The concert will be held from 7 pm -10 pm and the stage will be located next...

  • Blog
  • Amanda Carter
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 08/01/2018

Rome Tennis Center at Berry College hosts the top Girls’ 14 Tennis Players in the U.S.

The best junior tennis players in the country playing competitive tennis in the Girls’ 14 Division are coming to Rome, Georgia to compete in the USTA Girls’ 14 National Hardcourt Championships at Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. Over 37 states will be represented, including Washington, DC, as these junior athletes fight for the right to be the National Champion for their age group. The...

  • Blog
  • Tom Daglis
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 08/02/2018

Workshop for Contractors/Vendors - Bid/Application Process

The City of Rome is hosting a workshop for potential contractors and vendors for grant funded projects. The workshop will provide information and guidance on the application process, bidding, project expectations, section3/MWBE, and more. The City of Rome is hosting a workshop for potential contractors and vendors for grant funded projects. The workshop will provide information and guidance on...

  • Blog
  • Bekki Fox
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 07/17/2018

Changes to Public Loading Zones Ordinance

Recently there have been some changes to Rome's "Loading/ Unloading Zone" Ordinance. The ordinance relevant to Broad St reads as follows: ********** Sec. 12-254 Public Loading Zones (a) SUMMARIZED - No vehicle can park in a designated loading zones, except for purpose of loading and unloading. No vehicle can park in a designated loading zone for longer than 20 minutes, unless a different...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 07/12/2018

2018 PASTORAL POLICE ACADEMY

The Rome Police Department will be conducting a Pastoral Police Academy beginning on August 6th, 2018. This is the first time the program will be conducted and has been a huge success in other cities in Georgia. The academy gives our local clergy first-hand information on how and why the Department operates, and examines the culture of police work and the organization. It provides an...

  • Blog
  • Rome Police Department
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 07/09/2018

2018 Draft Comprehensive Plan is now available for review and comment; Public Hearing Dates Set

The 2018 Draft Comprehensive Plan is now available for review and comment.  1. Please take a few minutes to review the plan: Plan 2. Share feedback on the plan: Feedback Commenting is open until midnight on July 22, 2018.  Please feel free to comment and share with neighbors, co-workers, church members, civic and other community organizations. Plan to Attend...

  • Article
  • Joint
  • Posted: 07/05/2018

City of Rome Announces Preliminary 2018 Tax Millage Rates

The City of Rome has released the proposed tax millage rates for 2018.  The proposed combined rates for the City Government and City Schools of 27.536 will result in no increase of millage rates from the prior year, but will be 1.08% (.295 mils) over the calculated rollback rate of 27.241. The estimated City and City school tax for a current $125,000 market valued home would have been...

  • Blog
  • Sheree Shore
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 07/02/2018

Downtown to Host Inaugural Spirit of the Sun Festival

The Office of Downtown Development is excited to bring a new event to Downtown Rome on July 7th as a part of the Downtown Rome Saturdays series. To highlight Rome’s natural beauty and the three rivers that run downtown, the DDA Promotions Committee is bringing full day of fun by the river, the inaugural Spirit of the Sun Festival. To kick off this fun-filled day at 7 a.m., there will be a...

  • Blog
  • Amanda Carter
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 07/02/2018

Rome Police Department Explorers Attend Explorer Academy

The Rome Police Department Explorers attended an Explorer Academy hosted by the Alabama Law Enforcement Explorer Academy in Montevallo, Alabama. This training and class room lecture covered various law enforcement related topics such as de-escalation training, dealing with domestic violence, crime scene processing, DUI Investigation, Team Building, Traffic Stops, and many other courses. There...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 06/20/2018

The City of Rome Celebrates It’s One Year Anniversary as a Bee City USA During National Pollinator Month

The City of Rome celebrates it’s one year anniversary as a designated Bee City USA and invites the community to participate in activities during National Pollinator Week, June 18-24, 2018. As a Bee City USA affiliate, the City of Rome is committed to protecting pollinators by raising awareness, establishing and enhancing habitats, and celebrating the achievements of our volunteers who lead...

  • Blog
  • Kristi Kent
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 06/19/2018

City of Rome Rules and Procedures for Residential Solid Waste Collection and Recycling Services

The City of Rome strives to consistently provide outstanding public services for citizens and would like to remind the public the standard rules and operating procedures for residential solid waste collection and recycling services to help keep the City clean. The City of Rome provides curbside service for garbage, recycling, yard waste and trash collections. The City operates on a 4-day...

  • Blog
  • Kristi Kent
  • Joint
  • Posted: 06/06/2018

Piggy Green Boat Ramp Closed to the Public this Weekend

The Piggy Green Boat Ramp at Heritage Park will be closed to the public beginning 6 a.m. Saturday, June 2 and will reopen at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 3, 2018. The boat ramp is closed due to scheduled events booked at Heritage Park.

  • Blog
  • Kristi Kent
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 05/31/2018

Town Green Fountain Closed for Shakespeare Festival Preparations

The interactive fountain at the Town Green will be closed to the public starting May 24 and will reopen Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The Town Green is still open to the public, but the fountain is closing to prepare for Rome Shakespeare Festival setup and staging. The festival opens tonight at Makervillage with the “Complete Works of Shakespeare”. Town Green performances will begin Tuesday, May 29,...

  • Blog
  • Kristi Kent
  • Joint
  • Posted: 05/24/2018

City of Rome Announces Expanded “FREE PARKING PROGRAM”; Plan will be presented to Rome City Commission

The City of Rome Downtown Development Authority (DDA) approved a new parking plan today to present to the Rome City Commission. The expanded Free Parking Program Plan serves to enhance overall parking in Downtown Rome, increase the amount of free parking downtown and eliminate the 2-hour parking limit. The plan also includes enhancements to the safety, cleanliness and access to downtown...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 05/15/2018

City of Rome to Begin Repair Work on Rome Clocktower

The City of Rome announces it will close the Rome Clocktower to the public in order to complete needed repairs on the historic structure. The clocktower will be closed to visitors during renovations; the surrounding park will remain open. Work includes repairing brick mortar joints and replacing damaged brick areas. Multicraft Construction was awarded the bid and can begin work as soon as...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 05/07/2018

Jim Hinton Recognized by Parking Association of Georgia

The City of Rome Offices of Downtown Development and Parking are proud to announce that parking staff member, Jim Hinton, was awarded Parking Staff Member of the Year at the annual Parking Association of Georgia Conference in Augusta, Georgia. “Jim exemplifies amazing customer service while working in the parking decks, patrolling the downtown area and working community events,” said...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 04/27/2018

2018 Legislative Update Addendum Distracted Driving (HB673)

Our Rome Police Department wants citizens to know a Distracted Driving bill has passed the House and Senate of the GA Legislature; it still requires the Governor’s signature. The Governor has publicly supported the bill so it is highly anticipated he will sign it to be effective July 1st. 2018 Legislative Update AddendumDistracted Driving (HB673) During the 2018 Legislative Session, the...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 04/25/2018

City of Rome and the Transit Department to Celebrate Customer Appreciation Day as Part of Georgia Cities Week

The City of Rome and the Transit Department announce “Ride with Your City Commissioners Day” on Tuesday, April 24 as part of “Customer Appreciation Day” festivities in celebration of Georgia Cities Week. The City of Rome Transit Committee invites the community to enjoy a full free day of public transportation for all bus routes in Rome. In addition to free transit fares, the public is invited...

  • Blog
  • Kathy Shealy
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 04/16/2018

Rome-Floyd Planning Department Announces Final Workshop for Public Input on 2040 Rome-Floyd Cave Spring Comprehensive Plan

The Rome-Floyd Planning Department is hosting the final workshop in a series of public workshops to gain community input on the 2040 Rome-Floyd Cave Spring Comprehensive Plan. The final workshop will be held Tuesday, April 17 at the Shannon Scout Hut. The comprehensive plan serves as an overall guidebook for community growth and development including housing, transportation, land-use, economic...

  • Blog
  • Artagus Newell
  • Joint
  • Posted: 04/16/2018

Community Invited to Presentation on Proposed Parking Plan Updates

The City of Rome and the Downtown Development Parking Office invite the community to attend a public presentation on the latest updates to the proposed parking plan for downtown. The presentation, followed by a Q&A segment, will be held at the Rome City Auditorium on Tuesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. “Based on input from businesses and community members, we’ve made several changes to the...

  • Blog
  • Amanda Carter
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 04/11/2018

City Offices Closed March 30

Holiday Reminder: City offices will be closed Friday, March 30 for Good Friday. Thursday and Friday garbage and recycling will be picked up Thursday. No yard debris carts will be serviced for Thursday or Friday.

  • Blog
  • Katie Kiser
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 03/26/2018

Community Invited to Downtown Parking Public Forum

The City of Rome and the Downtown Development Parking Office invites the community to attend a Public Forum to learn about the proposed parking plan for downtown. The forum will be held on Wednesday, March 21 from 5-7 p.m. at the Forum River Center’s River Walk Ballroom. The public is invited to drop-in anytime between the hours of 5-7 p.m. at the Downtown Parking Public Forum. The public...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 03/16/2018

Community Invited to Tomorrow’s Pop-Up Park in the River District

The Downtown Development Promotions Committee, in partnership with PEDS, a non-profit group who advocates for pedestrians, invites the community to a Pop-Up Park on Fifth Ave this Thursday, March 15 from 4 – 7 p.m. The Pop-Up Park will kick off the Georgia Walks Summit and bring awareness to the River District and tactical urbanism. The 2018 Georgia Walks Summit is the third annual statewide...

  • Blog
  • Amanda Carter
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 03/14/2018

Rome-Floyd Planning Department Seeks Public Input on 2040 Rome-Floyd Cave Spring Comprehensive Plan

The Rome-Floyd Planning Department announces a series of public workshops to gain community input on the 2040 Rome-Floyd Cave Spring Comprehensive Plan. The comprehensive plan serves as an overall guidebook for community growth and development including housing, transportation, land-use, economic development, and other areas as warranted or desired by the community. The State of Georgia...

  • Blog
  • Artagus Newell
  • Joint
  • Posted: 03/20/2018

New Rome-Floyd GIS Website Launched Today

New GIS Website  The Rome-Floyd Planning Department announces that the former GIS site has been replaced with a parcel viewer provided by Atlas Geographic Data Inc. To access the new site simply visit RomeFloyd.com, and select the “GIS” link under the dropdown for “Online Services”. During the past two weeks, Atlas employees have coordinated with the Planning/GIS Department, IT...

  • Blog
  • Ted Edwards
  • Joint
  • Posted: 02/15/2018

First Step in the US Census Count Begins in February with the Local Update of Census Addresses

Rome-Floyd Contact: Ted Edwards, 706-236-5025 The 2020 Census will be here before we know it, and local governments across Georgia are already preparing. The US government is required by the US Constitution to take a count of the nation every ten years to determine how many seats each state gets in the US House of Representatives, with seats assigned on the basis of population. The census...

  • Article
  • Joint
  • Posted: 02/01/2018

Veterans Day Holiday

City Offices will be closed Friday, November 10 in observance of Veterans Day. Veterans Day Memorial Services will be held at Veteran's Plaza at Myrtle Hill Cemetery on Saturday, November 11, at 11 a.m. 

  • Blog
  • Kristi Kent
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 11/07/2017

Fair Housing Workshops

View larger image  The City of Rome and the Northwest GA Housing Authority are working to identify patterns of segregation; racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty; disparities in access to opportunity; and disproportionate housing needs as part of an Assessment of Fair Housing. Two public meetings (or workshops) are scheduled on November 13 and 14 at 5:30 PM ....

  • Blog
  • Bekki Fox
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 11/03/2017

Johnny Bunch Earns Government Chief Information Officers Certification

 

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 10/13/2017

Rome-Floyd ECO Center Invites Public to Garden Party

The Rome-Floyd ECO Center is hosting a Garden Party to celebrate the designation of the Ridge and Valley Garden to the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail.   The public is invited to attend the celebration on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. “The Ridge and Valley Garden at the E.C.O. Center provides an experiential learning opportunity to promote the importance of...

  • Blog
  • Ben Winkelman
  • Joint
  • Posted: 09/29/2017

SPLOST Project Update

2013 Floyd County SPLOST Projects - Rome City (Current SPLOST Projects) The SPLOST Project Update below provides details on original project budget, amount expended on project to date, remaining funds and projected completion date.  2013 SPLOST Project Summary Update - Rome City View Projects 2017 Floyd County SPLOST Projects - Rome City (Project Package on Nov. 7 Ballot) The 2017...

  • Blog
  • Kristi Kent
  • Joint
  • Posted: 09/29/2017

Some ways to help support local efforts for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

1) The Floyd County Sheriff’s Department has setup a donation area located at North Rome Church of God Community Building which is located behind the church on North Broad.   View list of items to donate The donation hours are: Friday, September 1 from 8 AM-6 PM . They will be open Monday (Labor Day) and continue to accept donations  for the next several weeks. Please...

  • Blog
  • Aaron Carroll, R.L.S., P.E.
  • Joint
  • Posted: 09/01/2017

Downtown Saturday Series Wraps Up with Free Outdoor Movie this Saturday

The Downtown Development Office would like to remind the community that the final event in the Downtown Rome Saturdays series will be held this Saturday, September 2 at the Town Green. The free event will feature an outdoor movie presentation of the 2017 version of Beauty and the Beast and will begin at 8 p.m.  Everyone is encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. The...

  • Blog
  • Amanda Carter
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 09/01/2017

Downtown Rome Loft Tours Planned for September 23

The City of Rome’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA) invites the public to take an exclusive look into downtown Rome’s newest live, work and play spaces including private residences, rental units and future living spaces. The Downtown Loft Tours will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 3 p.m. Individuals will have the unique opportunity to view vacant and occupied lofts that would not...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 09/01/2017

Pop Up Dog Park Planned for Sept 24

The public is invited to a Pop Up Dog Park on Sunday, September 24 at Riverside Park. The City of Rome and Floyd County are collaborating to offer this day of dog park play and adoption for the community. The idea originated from Senior Planner, Bryan King, who presented the concept to community leaders. “A Pop Up Dog Park is a great way to garner interest and show support for the proposed...

  • Blog
  • Bryan King
  • Joint
  • Posted: 08/28/2017

2017 Rome City Commission and Board of Education Election Candidates

General Election: Tuesday, November 7, 2017   City Commission – Ward 2 The three (3) candidates receiving the most votes will be elected. Each voter may vote for no more than three candidates.Wendy Davis (Incumbent) Jamie Doss (incumbent) Bill Kerestes Sue Hamler Lee (Incumbent) Randy Quick Monica Sheppard Rome Board of Education The seven (7) candidates receiving the most...

  • Blog
  • Joe Smith
  • Joint
  • Posted: 08/28/2017

City of Rome Awarded Federal Historic Preservation Grant for Fairview School

Seven Georgia municipalities will receive federal subgrants totaling more than $90,000 to support historic preservation activities in their respective communities, the Georgia Historic Preservation Division announced Monday. The 2017 Historic Preservation Fund grants facilitate historic preservation planning initiatives and projects such as historic resource surveys, outreach efforts, and...

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 07/11/2017

Seeking public input; Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Recertification

PUBLIC NOTICE The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of an evaluation program to verify compliance with national standards and achieve recertification. The program is administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). T accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the art standards in...

  • Blog
  • Floyd County Administrative Building
  • Joint
  • Posted: 07/06/2017

City of Rome Announces Preliminary 2017 Tax Millage Rates

 The City of Rome has released the proposed tax millage rates for 2017. The proposed combined rates for the City Government and City Schools of 27.536 will result in no increase of millage rates from the prior year, but will be 1.19% (.329 mils) over the calculated rollback rate of 27.207.  The estimated City and City school tax for a current $100,000 market valued home would have...

  • Blog
  • Sheree Shore
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 07/05/2017

Think Public Safety First This Holiday Weekend

The City of Rome & Rome City Police strive to consistently provide outstanding public safety services for citizens and those visiting Rome and would like to remind the public to think safety first for the upcoming holiday weekend.  One of the biggest concerns that has been brought to light recently is unattended minors in the Downtown Rome area. “The town green is a great place for...

  • press
  • Joint
  • Posted: 06/30/2017

Artagus Newell Selected as New Rome-Floyd Planning Director

The offices of the Rome City Manager and the Floyd County Manager are pleased to announce Artagus Newell has been selected as the new Planning Director for the city-county department. He will be responsible for directing staff and projects necessary in all areas of urban and regional planning, transportation, recreation, and economic development for the City of Rome and Floyd County. Newell...

  • Blog
  • Rita Odom
  • Joint
  • Posted: 06/27/2017

Cpl. Leigh Rush of the Rome Fire Department to Compete at 2017 World Police and Fire Games

The Rome Fire Department is proud to announce that Cpl. Leigh Rush has qualified to represent Rome-Floyd County at the 2017 World Police and Fire Games in Los Angeles this August. The competition held every two years, will host more than 65 countries competing in 65 Olympic-Style sports. Cpl. Rush currently stands as the seventh fittest firefighter in the world for the 35-39 age division in...

  • Blog
  • Fire Administration Office - Linda Patty
  • Joint
  • Posted: 06/20/2017

Amanda Carter Selected as the New Downtown Development Director for the City of Rome

The office of the Rome City Manager is pleased to announce Amanda Carter has been selected as the new Downtown Development Director to succeed Ann Arnold. Carter currently serves as the Administrative Assistant/ Marketing & Event Coordinator. She was selected from a field of thirty internal and external candidates. Carter presented before an interview panel consisting of Human Resources...

  • Blog
  • Kristy Childre
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 05/10/2017

City of Rome to Launch Neighborhood Enhancement Program in Summerville Park

The City of Rome will launch the next Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) in the Summerville Park neighborhood on Monday, May 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 Pp.m. at Tolbert Park. The EP program aims to increase civic pride and awareness of local government services available to the community, while engaging the community to be involved in creating positive change.   The 30-day NEP...

  • Blog
  • Patrick Eidson
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 05/08/2017

Shared Lane Markings “Sharrows” are coming to Downtown Rome

The Rome Floyd Planning Department is excited to announce the installment of sharrows. Shared Lane Markings, or “sharrows,” are road markings used to indicate a shared lane environment for bicycles and automobiles. Among other benefits, shared lane markings reinforce the legitimacy of bicycle traffic on the street, help keep bicyclist off of sidewalks, provides wayfinding, and recommends the...

  • Blog
  • Sue Hiller
  • Joint
  • Posted: 04/13/2017

Rome Aerials to Host State Gymnastics Meet this Spring

The Rome Aerials Gymnastics Program will host the 2017 USAG GA Level 7 & 8 State Gymnastics Championships, March 31 and April 1-2 at the Forum. With more than 400 competing gymnasts from all over the state, the meet is expected to bring in more than 4,000 spectators for the weekend. “We’re looking forward to our own Rome Aerials hosting this huge event that is expected to have a great...

  • Article
  • Joint
  • Posted: 02/23/2017

New Pedestrian Crosswalk

New Pedestrian Crosswalk from kristi on Vimeo. The City of Rome has installed a new crosswalk on Redmond Road between Redmond Hospital and the Harbin Clinic Cardiovascular Clinic. Unlike most crosswalks it is not located where there is a traffic signal. Instead, it has pedestrian actuated LED lights embedded in the pavement and surrounding the warning signs that illuminate when a...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 02/16/2017

$25,000 Donation Supports City's Efforts to Restore Rome Clocktower

Thank you to the Rome Area Heritage Foundation who presented a $25,000 check to the City of Rome to help with costs of restoring Rome's Historic Clocktower! 

  • Blog
  • Public Information & Marketing Coordinator
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 02/06/2017

Clarification on City of Rome Yard Waste Services

The City of Rome has had an increased interest in yard waste services and would like to provide clarification on the yard waste services the city offers as well as availability of these services. Residents have two options for yard waste pick-up; curbside pick-up for small debris and road side pick-up for large debris. For curbside pick-up, 95 gallon yard waste carts are serviced weekly to...

  • press
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 02/06/2017

The City of Rome Receives 2017 Live, Work, Play City Award

The city of Rome received a 2017 Live, Work, Play City Award presented by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), in conjunction with Georgia Trend Magazine, during GMA’s annual Mayors’ Day Conference in Atlanta. There were a total of nine cities in three population categories—small (population under 4,999), Medium (5,000-24,999) and Large (more than 25,000)—that received this year’s...

  • press
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 01/23/2017

Burnett Ferry Road Improvements Scheduled to Begin First Week of January 2017

The City of Rome would like the public to be aware of upcoming SPLOST funded roadway improvements planned along a portion of Burnett Ferry Road. The project is scheduled to begin the first week of January and will take a year to complete weather permitting. The planned improvements include a piped drainage system, curb and gutter, and a 5-ft. wide sidewalk on both sides of the road along with...

  • Blog
  • Aaron Carroll, R.L.S., P.E.
  • Joint
  • Posted: 12/28/2016

City of Rome Clocktower Closed to Public for Renovations

Construction work to restore the City of Rome’s iconic Clocktower is scheduled to start Thursday, October 6, 2016. The Clocktower and the grounds will be closed to the public for the month of October. To help ensure public safety, the parking lot and sidewalk entrances will be blocked off during construction. For questions on the Clocktower renovations, contact Joe Smith at Rome City...

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 10/03/2016

FootGolf

Play the new sport of Footgolf at Stonebridge. Call or visit the Golf shop at 706-236-5046 for more details and registration.

  • Article
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 08/17/2016

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

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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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

City of Rome - Awards & Recognitions

In celebration of Georgia Cities Week; we celebrate our employees and our city achievements. Rome is a wonderful place to live and visit! Georgia Association of Water Professionals Platinum Award for Drinking Water Facility, 2018 Georgia Association of Water Professionals Platinum Awards for Wastewater Facility, 2018 Myrtle Hill Trees Recognized for Placement on the Georgia Urban Forest...

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  • Kristi Kent
  • City of Rome
  • Posted: 07/24/2018

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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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....

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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

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  • 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...

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  • 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).

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  • 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...

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  • 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

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  • 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...

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  • 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,...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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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