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Posted on: July 26, 2017

GOSPEL RAPPER “B-SHOC” TO PERFORM DURING NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Douglas is proud to host its first National Night Out Against Crime along with the Summer Beach Bash and FREE concert by gospel rapper “B-Shoc” on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 during the hours of 4pm -9pm.  The concert featuring &a...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

MONTHLY RESIDENTIAL JUNK DROP-OFF DATE WILL BE SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017

The City of Douglas and Transwaste are offering residential Junk Drop-Off Days, once a month, to help citizens get rid of the excess trash. The upcoming date will be Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the City Pole Yard located at Pearl Avenue from 8:00am-12Noon...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

CITY REMOVES DISEASED TREES LOCATED ON AIRPORT PROPERTY

The City of Douglas is making improvements to the airport as well as the historic WWII Airbase at the airport.  Approximately 165 trees on the historic airport property have been removed due to past weather/storm damage and disease.  Con...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

SUMMER BEACH BASH RESCHEDULED TO OCCUR DURING NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME ACTIVITIES

The Summer Beach Bash has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 4pm-8pm during the National Night Out Against Crime.  Get ready to COOL off this summer and have a blast before school starts back!  The Beach Bash will be held from ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

AMERICA’S NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME WILL BE CELEBRATED IN DOUGLAS AUGUST 1, 2017, 4PM–9PM

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, from 4pm – 9pm, Douglas neighborhoods are invited to join other communities throughout the United States for the “34th Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event at Central Square C...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS CHRISTMAS PARADE REGISTRATION TO BEGIN TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

On September 5, 2017, the City of Douglas Public Information Department will begin to accept registrations for the 54th Annual Festival of Lights Christmas Parade.  The parade theme will be “A Starry Night.”  The annu...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

DOUGLAS MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION APPROVE ORDINANCE ON PROSTITUTION, PIMPING, AND PANDERING

At the regular City Commission meeting that was held on Monday, June 19, 2017, Douglas Mayor and City Commissioners approved a new ordinance on prostitution, pimping and pandering within the City of Douglas.  Prior to this ordinance, the City of ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

NEW FINES ADOPTED FOR NOISE AND ENVIRONMENTAL NUISANCE ORDINANCES

In May 2017, the Mayor and Board of Commissioners amended the Douglas codes and ordinances by adding noise control which includes mechanical sound–making devices, human-produced sounds, commercial advertising, and party noise and deleted and rep...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

SCAM ALERT NOTICES FROM DOUGLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT

Recently, the Douglas Police Department has been made aware of several phone scams. In one of the scams the caller targets immigrants and claims to be from a local law enforcement agency. The second scam is very similar in nature, but, the caller claims t...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

CITY OF DOUGLAS TO PARTICIPATE IN “NATIONAL NIGHT OUT” ON AUGUST 1, 2017, 4PM–9PM

The City of Douglas along with local public safety organizations and community partners invite everyone to join in the fun during National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 4pm – 9pm at Central Square Complex.  

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Posted on: July 1, 2017

MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION ESTABLISH CITY MARSHAL’S OFFICE

On June 12, 2017, at the regular City Commission meeting, the Mayor and Commission moved forward with a resolution to establish a City Marshal’s office.  Due to changes in state laws and regulation, the City Marshal’s Office w...

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

PUBLIC SAFETY AGENCIES URGE PARENTS TO PRACTICE WATER SAFETY

School is out, the weather is HOT, and the City of Douglas Police Department and Fire Department want to urge citizens to practice water safety.  Swimming is a popular summer activity and drowning can happen quickly and suddenly.

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

CITY DECLARES SURPLUS ITEMS FOR SALE ON GOVDEALS.COM

The City of Douglas would like to invite the public to Govdeals.com to browse, shop, and purchase surplus items posted by the City of Douglas and other government agencies.  The site is an auction site and lists everything from A-Z ranging from a...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

CITY OF DOUGLAS FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENT URGE CITIZENS TO PRACTICE SAFETY WITH FIREWORKS

Just in time for the 4th of July celebrations, the City of Douglas Fire and Police Department would like to encourage citizens to practice safety with fireworks and would like to make the public aware of a few facts about the Fireworks law.

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

DOUGLAS UTILITIES IS JOINING THE SMART GRID ROLLING OUT SMART METERS TO CUSTOMERS

The City of Douglas has partnered with NexGen as the contractor to replace old meters with smart meters.  NexGen workers will begin installing meters on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.  The installation of approximately 3,000 meters will take ...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2017

South Gaskin Avenue Closing to Through Traffic for Culvert Construction

A portion of South Gaskin Avenue is scheduled to close to through traffic June 12 for construction of a culvert, which is necessary due to the widening of the perimeter road (U.S. 221/SR 135).

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

SAFETY TIPS FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS

Now that school is out for the summer, children are more likely to be left home alone and unsupervised during parental work hours.  Children love being out of school for the summer, but, long summer days can sometimes make children bored and rest...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

CITY OF DOUGLAS PURCHASING DEPARTMENT VENDOR APPLICATION PROCESS

The Purchasing Division of the City of Douglas Finance Department would like to encourage vendors and businesses to participate in bid opportunities offered throughout the year.   The purpose of the Purchasing Division is to purchase sup...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

IRON ROAD CLOSED BEGINNING APRIL 25, 2017 TO THRU TRAFFIC

The City of Douglas has been notified beginning Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Iron Road will be closed to thru traffic from Perimeter Road (Douglas Bypass) to Mingledorf Drive.  The road closure will be required to construct the new bridge crossing th...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

CITY OF DOUGLAS PROCEDURES FOR CITIZENS TO BE PLACED ON THE CITY COMMISSION WORK SESSION AGENDA

The City of Douglas welcomes citizens to attend and participate in City Commission meetings.  When a citizen has a concern or question for the local government, there are guidelines that need to take place prior to the meeting.  There ar...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

CITIZENS ARE URGED TO REPORT NON-EMERGENCY CITY ISSUES - IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING

The “See Something, Say Something” campaign can be used for more issues other than crime reporting. Citizens are encouraged to report discolored/rusty water, “smelly” water, potholes, electrical outages, water leaks, and other related items for the City....Read on...



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