City Edition January 2017

Police Accepting Applications for Citizens’ Police Academy
Sanitation to Make Extra Round of Leaf Collection
Winston Salem Mixer to Promote Business Opportunities
Public Input Sought for Whitaker Park Road Feasibility Study 
Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Police Accepting Applications for Citizens’ Police Academy

The Police Department is accepting applications for the next Citizens’ Police Academy, which will start April 6. The Citizens’ Police Academy is a 13-week program that meets once a week to better acquaint citizens with the law enforcement profession and the role of the Police Department within the community.

Anyone interested in attending the Citizens’ Police Academy may call the Winston-Salem Police Department for an application at (336) 408-8126, or complete an application online at The class is limited to 30 students. Applications must be submitted by March 10. READ MORE

Sanitation to Make Extra Round of Leaf Collection

City crews will make an extra round of leaf collections this year because of the slow rate at which leaves have been dropping. The extra round will begin Jan. 5 in the southern quadrant of the city (quadrant 2), west of U.S. 52 and south of Business 40 and U.S. 421. Collection will then proceed clockwise by quadrant.

The city usually makes three rounds of leaf collections in each neighborhood, said Mark Fulmer, who oversees the leaf-collection program. Leaves were still falling after crews had completed the third round in half of the city, Fulmer said, so the city will make a fourth round.

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Winston-Salem Mixer to Promote Business Opportunities

The city, in partnership with the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, the Winston-Salem Black Chamber, the FTCC Small Business Center and Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, is organizing an after-hours business mixer on Jan. 10 to help small businesses, minority-owned businesses and woman-owned businesses learn about opportunities to do business with the city, with other companies and with local contractors.

The Winston-Salem Mixer will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Wake Forest Biotech Place, 575 Patterson Ave., Winston-Salem. All size businesses are invited to attend, including larger companies that use local business for goods and services. Attendance is free, but please RSVP by Jan. 6 so organizers know how many to expect. For more information or to RSVP go to

Public Input Sought for Whitaker Park Road Feasibility Study

Transportation planners are holding a drop-in session Thursday, Jan. 12, to collect public input as part of a feasibility study of extending Akron Drive through the Whitaker Park factory complex. The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hanes Hosiery Community Center, 501 Reynolds Blvd., Winston-Salem. Preliminary concepts will be displayed and staff will be available to answer questions and collect feedback. For more information call CityLink 311.

Special Olympics Calling for Entries for Inaugural Chili-Cook-Off

Special Olympics Forsyth County is calling all chili buffs -- cooks and eaters alike -- to participate in its first-ever chili cook-off on Friday, Jan. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Miller Park Recreation Center, 400 Leisure Lane, Winston-Salem. In addition to chili, there will be free games and music. The entry fee for chili contestants is $25. Chilies entered into the cook-off will be available for tasting by the public. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 10 and under, and $7 for Special Olympics athletes.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

The city will collect Christmas trees and put them to good use as mulch for its parks and roadsides. Residents in single family homes inside the city limits can put their Christmas trees at the curb for pickup during the regular city brush collection. All lights, decorations, stands and nails must be removed from trees. Please be aware that it may take several weeks to collect all the trees. People who live in apartments, who live outside the city limits or who want to dispose of their trees quickly can take them to drop-off locations through Jan. 31. READ MORE

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For more information about these stories, or to report problem or request services, call CityLink at 336-727-8000 or 311 in Winston-Salem.

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