CITY OF LEBANON NEWS S UMMER 2016
STAY INFORMED Holiday Closure Dates—City Offices Labor Day* –Monday, September 5 Columbus Day-Monday, October 10 Veteran’s Day-Friday, November 11 Thanksgiving Day*-Thursday, November 24 Day After Thanksgiving-Friday, November 25 Christmas Day*-Monday, December 26 (Observed) *Please note that the Landfill is CLOSED on these holidays.
LEBALERT ‐ PUBLIC ALERT SYSTEM We invite and encourage you to subscribe to LebAlert. You can do so by visiting alert.lebnh.net, by scanning this code with your smart phone.
Not finding enough hours in the day to attend City Council or Planning Board meetings during the week but want to stay informed? Catch up by watching them on CATV. Channel 8 broadcasts Council meetings at 8pm on the night following the meeting night (regular Council meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month). You can also view the meetings via the CATV website: www.catv8.org. Consult the CATV website for airtimes of City of Lebanon meetings along with a wide variety of other videos and tapings.
Lebanon Video Tour - Coming Soon! The City of Lebanon has partnered with CGI Communications, Inc. to create a series of professionally produced online videos to highlight everything our wonderful community has to offer residents, visitors and business owners. Lebanon’s videos are in the production phase and will be released soon but in the meantime checkout the following links for examples:
Cascade, MT - Quality of Life: http://www.elocallink.tv/m/v/player.php? pid=Q1Axy2w3&fp=mtca14_wel_rev1_iwd#c|mtca14_qol_iwd
Florence, KY - Parks & Recreation: http://www.elocallink.tv/m/v/player.php? pid=Q4zQ7zz32&fp=kyflo15_parkrev2_iwd
Rochester, NY - Economic Development: http://www.elocallink.tv/m/v/player.php? pid=Q1xN6QB72&fp=nyroc14_wel_rev2_iwd#c|nyroc14_ecodev_cs_iwd
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Message From Interim City Manager Paula Maville [email protected]
CUSTOMER SERVICE AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IS OUR FOCUS As has been shared in the past, one key outcome for the City Manager’s Office is to further develop and strengthen communications with you, the residents and businesses of Lebanon. Since we began our journey in 2012, our communications pathway has expanded to include services such as LebNews, LebAlerts, and Ask LebNH, along with the utilization of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, and YouTube.
As you flip through the pages hereafter, you will see information on Lebanon’s 2016 Top Dog Contest, upcoming Elections, Swimming Pool Safety, Yard Sales, Museum Passes, Human Service Functions, Recreation Events, Cleaning Up After your Pets, Plastic Recycling, and the results of our annual Water Quality Report. A list of City Council Members and all City Departments can be found on pages 22 & 23.
As we have continually developed our communications pathway, thanks to you, we have found great success in our use of community surveys. As you read through the pages of this issue, in the center “pull-out” section, you will find our latest survey issued by the Police Department. Police Chief Richard Mello has been working to implement a Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Program and is looking for community input in an effort to, “truly enhance our capabilities to better connect with the public, identify and creatively solve problems through citizen involvement, and better understand the issues that are of high concern to residents and businesses in the City.” I encourage you to take a moment to complete it. If you prefer, the survey is available online at:
On Page 7, you will find information on our new Online GIS Tool: Lebanon MapGEO. If you have not been to the website to review our GIS Mapping System, you should take a moment to do so. It is highly engaging and extremely useful when trying t