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

City of Bainbridge Restores Picnic Tables

Picnic TablesThe City of Bainbridge recently added 20 new picnic tables to local parks for the public to use.

The tables, which were bought in a government surplus auction, were restored by Bainbridge Leisure Services. The city often purchases items from the government surplus auction, as it is a cost effective way to purchase needed equipment and supplies.

The tops of the tables were sanded and covered with a varnish before they were placed at the Boat Basin.

“We want our citizens, as well as guests, to be able to utilize the tables,” said Assistant City Manager Roy Oliver. “Whether they are stopping for lunch along the river bank or taking a break from a tournament at the ball fields, we want people to enjoy them.”

The picnic tables have been placed at multiple locations inside the Boat Basin including along Hatcher Road, near the beach area and at the entrance to the nature trail.



• Fed a mixture of sweet feed and whole corn three times a week (300 pounds monthly).
• Fed two bales of hay per month, March through November.
• Fed three bales per month in December, January and February and are
• Wormed twice a year.

In addition, city crews plant approximately three acres of rye grass in October of each year to give the animals grazing land during the winter.

On weekends, a Park Services crew member works specifically to feed the animals and to take care of any litter that is carelessly left by park visitors along with other park assignments.

If you ever see a problem at one of the city parks, you can call 515-0090 to reach the on-call park employee.

Save the Date!

The City of Bainbridge has scheduled two great events for the month of October.  Movies on the Flint will return on Saturday, October 6.   On Friday, October 26, the Oak City Cemetery Living History Tour will return, featuring the truths, tales and folklore of some of Bainbridge’s most famous former residents.  Be on the lookout for more information about both of these events!

City Announces Photo Contest

The City of Bainbridge is holding a photo contest to find images to use in City Hall once the renovation is complete.  A total of ten photos will be chosen to be displayed in City Hall.  Four photos will become murals in the lobby of the building, while the other six photos will be displayed in other areas of the building.

All amateur photographers are encouraged to enter the contest, which is now underway through March 15, 2013.   Each photographer can submit up to three photos, which must be captured within the city limits of Bainbridge.  Photos also must be taken between August 1, 2012 and March 15, 2013.  Photos should depict everyday life in Bainbridge.  Some examples include street scenes, scenic shots, historic structures and the Flint River.

In addition to having their photos displayed in City Hall, photographers who place fourth and above will also receive cash prizes.  First place will be awarded $250, second place will win $150, $100 will go to the third place winner, and fourth place will receive $75.

A complete list of rules can be found below, or a printable version can be downloaded by clicking here.

For questions or more information, call 229-243-8555.



  1. All photos must be color digital images and must be submitted via email to and should include the following in the body of the email:
  • Name
  • Address (city, state and zip code)
  • Phone number
  • Date and location of where photo was taken
  • Names of anyone pictured in the photo (from left to right)
  • Name of Photo

2.  Photos should be a minimum of 2 MB.  Images should be in JPEG or TIFF format and may not contain boarders, frames, watermarks, date stamps, signatures or copyright notices.  Adding or replacing elements in an image is not permitted.

3.  All photos must be submitted by midnight on March 15, 2013.

4.  Entrants do not have to live in Bainbridge, but all photographs MUST be images taken from within the city limits of Bainbridge.

5.  Photos should be timeless, depicting present day life in Bainbridge.  Examples include but are not limited to: scenic shots, street scenes, the Flint River and historic structures.

6.  Photographers may submit up to three photos.

7.  Entries must be submitted by the original photographer.

8.  *No professional photographers please.*

9.  A model release form must accompany each entry for photos contained recognizable people (form can be downloaded from our website,

10.  Photos must be taken between August 1, 2012 and March 15, 2013.

11.  Judges will select a first, second, third and fourth place winner, whose photos will be featured as murals in the lobby at City Hall.  Winners will also receive cash prizes in the following denominations:  First place – $250, Second place – $150, Third Place – $100, Fourth place – $75.

12.  Judges will also award fifth through tenth place, whose photos will be displayed in City Hall.

13.  Entries will be judged on creativity, photographic quality, composition and subject matter.

14.  By submitting your photo, you hereby grant the City of Bainbridge (i) a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute and publicly display the photographs you submit, and (ii) the right to use your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications.

15.  All submitted photos become property of the City of Bainbridge and may be used for future marketing purposes.

16.  Obscene, provocative and otherwise questionable content will not be considered.

17.  The City of Bainbridge reserves the right to cancel or suspend this contest without notice due to any factors beyond our control.

18.  The City of Bainbridge is not responsible for lost, misdirected or late entries, or for any failures pertaining to the transmitting or processing of entries.

19.  By participating in this contest, you agree to hold harmless the City of Bainbridge, its directors, employees, and all others from any and all damages arising in whole or in part from this contest.

City Contracts With SAFEbuilt

The City of Bainbridge has contracted with SAFEbuilt, one of the country’s largest providers of building department services to conduct plan reviews and inspection services following the retirement of Building Inspector Bob Gardner.


Beginning June 12, 2012 through July 31, 2012, SAFEbuilt will be conducting plan reviews and construction inspection services for the City of Bainbridge.  The inspector will be located at City Hall from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.


Construction Inspection Services

Perform inspections required to determine that construction activity complies with approved plans and/or applicable codes and ordinances.  Inspections scheduled after 3:00 pm may be performed on the following business day.


SAFEbuilt inspectors will result inspections into its Permitting Software.  When a violation is found, SAFEbuilt inspectors will provide a written description of the violation and cite the relevant code sections.  Field consultations with homeowners, builders and contractors may also be arranged for projects that require a permit at no additional charge.


If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Glover, Community and Economic Development Director at 229.248.2000 ext. 123.