Disposal of Yard Debris

With all of the recent rain, yards are full of branches and fallen leaves. The Public Works Department asks that you please remember to place your debris out of the roadway (City Code: 66-27). Trash placed in the road not only impedes the flow of traffic, but also can wash to storm drains, filling them with leaves and blocking them from draining which leads to areas of flooding. The City Marshal’s Office can issue citations and fines to residents and landscape maintenance companies who do not comply. Check the photos to see examples of incorrect and correct placement of yard debris.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday!

The Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt WILL take place tomorrow, RAIN or SHINE, at the Earle May Boat Basin beginning at 11am. In case of rain, the Easter Bunny will be passing out treats on the stage of the Performing Arts Building, and you will have the opportunity to take pictures with him!

Easter Egg Hunt

911 House Numbers

Bainbridge-Decatur County Marshal’s Office is requesting all property owners/residents to be in compliance with City Of Bainbridge Code Sec. 14-2 subsection (a) House Numbering; Residential and Commercial Buildings. 911 house numbers are very important to emergency personal. If your property is not properly marked, it makes it very difficult for emergency personal to locate the property during an emergency.

911 sign

John Mills Joins Marshal’s Office

The City of Bainbridge is pleased to announce the appointment of John Mills as Deputy Marshal with the Bainbridge-Decatur County Marshal’s Office. John is a native of Homestead, Florida where he worked for ten years with the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority. After relocating to Bainbridge, John began working with Bainbridge Public Safety in 2006 where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. He is married to Jennifer and they have two daughters, Madison and Kendall. John stated, “I worked under Chief Marshal Keith Pollock when I began at Public Safety, and I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with him again in the area of code enforcement.

John Mills

Fire Hydrant Flushing & Testing

Bainbridge Public Safety, in conjunction with the Bainbridge Water Department, will be conducting Fire Hydrant Flushing and Testing beginning Friday, February 12, 2016. The process of periodically “flushing” fire hydrants is an important preventative maintenance activity to insure the integrity of the water system and deliver the highest quality water to our customers. As a result of hydrant flushing, residents in the immediate area may experience temporary discoloration of their water. This discoloration is harmless and generally consists of precipitates which do not affect the safety of water consumption. if you notice that your water is discolored, you can resolve this issue by running all water faucets inside your home until the water clears. If the water does not clear in a reasonable amount of time, please contact Public Services at 229-248-2014.

Also, Public Safety needs a clear 36″ area around all fire hydrants in order to connect fire hoses to put out fires. Crews will be clearing a 36″ area around all fire hydrants. We ask that if you have planted flowers or placed other items around the hydrants to please remove them and keep the area around the hydrant clear.

Thank you for your cooperation.