Reflect, Redefine, & Move Forward
As we reflect on the year that was 2019, we look forward to an equally successful 2020. We accomplished a great deal in 2019, and we expect that trend to continue into 2020. In this newsletter, you will see but a fraction of a pictorial history of 2019.
The City of Bolivar experienced new growth in 2019 welcoming several new businesses including pharmacies, retail, restaurants, and more. The combination of established businesses and the new growth is quickly transforming the “quintessential small town in West Tennessee” into “Destination Bolivar”.
We launched a new city government website in 2019 which includes a blog with news and information as it happens. We enhanced our social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to more efficiently communicate with our citizens. We started this monthly newsletter, initially in print format before converting it to a user-friendly digital format. I also have a weekly radio segment on both of the local radio stations.
City officials also concentrated on improving the quality of life for our citizens. The parks and recreation department opened two new parks - Sand Beach Lake and KaBoom Park - while adding a dog park to Pleasant Run Creek Park. A new community garden to be located at Pleasant Run Creek Park is also in the works for 2020.
The streets and sanitation department purchased a new automated sanitation collection truck. The addition of the new truck, purchase and issuance of the collection carts, development of new code initiatives, and a focus on the beautification of Bolivar is a collaborative effort between the streets & sanitation department, code compliance office, and city officials that will be strengthened and enhanced in 2020.
Great strides were also made in the public safety sector. The Bolivar Police Department has successfully undertaken a proactive approach to community policing in an effort to engage the citizens of Bolivar. The Bolivar Fire Department developed and implemented a community risk reduction program in 2019 in collaboration with the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office seeking to reduce the incidence of fire by strategically implementing educational programs.
I would like to thank the citizens of Bolivar for supporting these initiatives and all of the great work that is going on in Bolivar. Check out our goals and initiatives for 2020 in the next edition of this newsletter! We look forward to serving you throughout 2020!
Mayor Julian McTizic, Sr.
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2019 - The Year in Review
A pictorial look at some of the amazing things that happened in Bolivar in 2019.
The Code Compliance Division of the City of Bolivar maintains Bolivar's status as a clean, livable city by ensuring property complies with rules set forth by the Bolivar City Council. The code compliance officer routinely patrols neighborhoods for code violations and to investigate complaints with the mission of abating issues and educating residents.
If you observe violations, please report them to Ricky Watkins, Code Compliance Officer, via the "Report A Concern" feature on our website, by phone to (731)658-2020, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Created with images by geralt - "contact visit letters" • geralt - "information hand touch" Area photos by Sarah Rice, Eddie Vandiver, Hardeman County Chamber of Commerce