ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A.V.F.D. CHEIF
The Atlanta Town Council is accepting applications for the Atlanta Volunteer Fire Department. For an application call 765-292-2626, email email@example.com, or come to the Atlanta Town Hall at 105 E. Main St.
We are excited to announce that the Town of Atlanta has been awarded a $700,000.00 grant through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), to make improvements to our water distribution system as well as town wells and treatment facilities. In addition to improving the water system it will also increase fire protection, bring better water quality and increased water pressure. This combined with funding from the Indiana State Revolving Fund will allow the Town of Atlanta to complete a 1.3 million dollar project for very little out of pocket expenses. Our grant administrator, rate consultant and engineers have likened this to the Town winning the lottery! We would like to thank everyone who worked on this project to make it possible. A special thanks to Amy Miller, our grant administrator.
Community Bench Project
At this time we are no longer taking caps but we would like to say a big "Thank You" to everyone who participated in the Community Bench Project. Several people and organizations were a part of this project to help make it a success. We have collected enough caps for 4 benches. We will be taking the caps to Greentree Plastics in the next few weeks. If you are interested in sponsoring a bench for the town please call the Town Hall for further information. Thank you again for your help!
REPUBLIC SERVICES - HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
To acknowledge our nation's holidays, service will run one day late for the following holidays.
THANKSGIVING - November 26, 2015
CHRISTMAS - December 25, 2015
NEW YEAR - January 1, 2016
MEMORIAL DAY - May 30, 2016
INDEPENDENCE DAY - July 4, 2016
LABOR DAY - September 5, 2016
Beginning January 7, 2015 the Atlanta Christian Church will open a food pantry. It will be held in the basement of the church, which is located on Main St. You must have an Atlanta address to be eligible. Hours will be each Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. For further information you may call Jody Brown 317-495-3510.
Waste Water Grant
We are excited to announce that the Town of Atlanta has been awarded a $394,838.00 waste water grant through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs! This much needed grant will help fund waste water infrastructure improvements mandated by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Only 12 communities from the entire state were awarded grants through this process. All of the blood, sweat, tears and prayers have paid off! Special thanks to our grant writer Amy Miller, the town council, employees and to all of the community members who supported this grant process!
Paying Atlanta Utilities
A Note From the Utility Superintendent
Hose Bib Meter: You may purchase a hose bib meter for $112.68 through our utility department. This will allow you to meter your outside water that does not go down the sanitary sewer. In doing this you will recieve a once a year adjustment on your water bill in the form of a credit for the sewer that was not used.
Radio Read Meters: The town has finished the process of changing all water meters to radio read meters. This will allow the town to have a more accurate read of water used, it will allow the town to audit your account in the event of a leak and it will eliminate estimation of water bills.
See how much water you use with regular usage or leaks!
Activity that uses water
- Toilet 5 gallons/flush
- Shower 4 gallons/minute
- Tub Bath 30 gallons
- dishwasher 14 gallons/load
- Clothes Washer 50 gallons/load
- Lavatory/sink 2 gallons/fill
- To help conserve water you can turn off water during teeth brushing, shampooing, showering, and dish washing
- Make sure your outside hydrant is shut off when not in use.
- 1 drop/second 7 gallons/day
- a steady drip 20 gallons/day
- 1/32: trickle 200 gallons/day
Please do not dump any grease or oils down your drains. We are having a problem with grease buildup in the lift station that is causing it to malfunction. We have had to start treating for the grease build up in hopes to prevent costly repairs. Sewer rates are directly affected by operational costs. For you convenience there is a grease trap located behind the Town Hall, in the N.W. corner of the parking lot. Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
Trash Cart Ordinance
The council recently passed an ordinance which requires trash carts to be placed at the curb no earlier than 12:00 noon on the day preceding the designated collection day and for prompt retrieval of the trash carts no later than 12:00 noon the following day.
The intent of this ordinance is to prevent carts from sitting on or near the streets indefinitely.
We have plenty of food available at our food pantry at Aroma United Methodist Church, 16301 E. 281st St., Atlanta, IN. We are open every Monday from 4:00p.m -6:00p.m. Clients are welcome from either Jackson or White River Township. Anyone who is in the Hamilton Heights School District can visit the pantry one time a month. We require only a valid ID with address. Please call me or email me with any questions at 765-621-8327 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, Vicki Gustin, Coordinator Open Arms Food Pantry.