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Moments With The Mayor March 2021

Spring time:

A Time for Re-birth & Renewal

Much like the name of the season, people seem to Spring forth from hibernation in the months of March and April. It is almost as if we emerge from a cocoon in the Spring.

We missed out on the phenomenon of Spring last year when the pandemic kept us in our homes for several weeks. I did not realize the tremendous affect this season had on us – as a people and as a city, until just recently. At this time last year, we were so busy trying to navigate the “new normal” that I do not even think we realized that we were missing out on one of the most beautiful times of the year.

Spring time is the perfect example of nature’s cycle of life, death, and re-birth. The trees bud and give birth to new foliage. The grass begins to grow and become vibrant. The flowers bloom, and birds can be heard singing to the world. As much as we detest allergies, they are just an example of the season giving birth to new life all around us. We begin to get out of our homes and enjoy the sunlight, the warmth, and the beautiful days. We emerge from the cocoon of winter and begin to shine. Moods are lifted, people smile, and we just seem to be a little bit happier. I love to see people happy & smiling!

Good Friday and Easter Sunday are just a week away. Easter is the season for re-birth, renewal, and rejoicing. We are reminded of the true reason of the Easter season through everything that we see, hear, and enjoy this time of year.

This Spring, we have begun to see more people dining in our restaurants, shopping in our businesses, and enjoying our parks. It is a time of renewal for our city as well. Our local businesses could not have made it through this pandemic without all of you. We thank you for your patronage of our businesses last year and throughout the coming year.

While we still have to be mindful that the Coronavirus is a risk to our health, we have begun to see improvement, not only here but across the country. As the days get warmer and the sunshine graces our every morning, take a moment to be thankful for the re-birth and renewal of the world that comes every Spring.

May the blessings of this Easter season grace you and your families throughout the year.

~Mayor Julian McTizic

business spotlight

March 2021

warrior Center thrift store

Benefitting the Warrior Center for Women

1347 West Market St, Bolivar, TN

Choate Engineering Performance Chooses Bolivar

On Friday, March 19, 2021, Governor Bill Lee & Commissioner Bob Rolfe visited Bolivar to announce that Choate Engineering Performance would be establishing operations in Bolivar.

Choate is slated to invest $8 million to retrofit and improve the 155,000 SF facility on Lake Street in Bolivar. Choate Engineering Performance manufactures engines and components for the automotive industry. Choate will also create 100 jobs over the next five years.

"We are excited that Choate Engineering Performance has chosen Bolivar to be the home to its manufacturing operations. Choate's selection of Bolivar is a testament to our favorable business climate. We thank Choate Engineering for their investment in our community and wish them continued success for many years to come." ~Mayor Julian A. McTizic, Sr.

For more information on Choate Engineering Performance, please visit their website by clicking on the link below. For information on position availability, please email choatehr@diesel911.com.

Water conservation tips

The Bolivar Utility Department strives to be an exceptional service provider for the citizens of Bolivar. As part of our dedication to you, we wanted to share water conservation tips with you. Conserving our water resources is good for the environment, and it's good for your wallet!

  • Peel & clean vegetables in a large bowl of water instead of using a constant stream of running water.
  • Fill your sink basin when washing & rinsing dishes. Don't let water run continuously for rinsing.
  • Only run the dishwasher when it is full.
  • When purchasing a dishwasher, select one with a light wash option.
  • Turn off the water when brushing your teeth. You can save up to 3 or 4 gallons of water per person per day. That's more than a 1,000 gallons per year!

We'll be sharing additional tips in each newsletter.

Check out our website or our Facebook page!

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Texting and other forms of messaging while driving are real dangers on America's roads. While distracted driving can take many other forms, these texting behaviors have become one of the most pervasive forms of distracted driving.

  • If you are expecting a text message or need to send one, pull over and park your car in a safe location. Once you are safely off the road and parked, it is safe to text.
  • Designate your passenger as your "designated texter." Allow them access to your phone to respond to calls or messages.
  • Do not engage in social media scrolling or messaging while driving.
  • Struggling not to text and drive? Activate your phone's "Do Not Disturb" feature, or put your cell phone in the glove box or back seat of your vehicle until you arrive at your destination.

Remember, when you get behind the wheel, put your phone away.

U Drive. U Text. U Pay.

april is fair housing month

Each April, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) observes Fair Housing Month. The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability.

BolivarWorks is the city's workforce development initiative.

Job Announcements, Position Vacancies, Hiring Events

OTHER EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

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Check us out on Facebook!

ARE YOU ALARMED?

Request an alarm by clicking on the link below or call the Bolivar Fire Department at 731-658-9545.

CELEBRATE EASTER ON THE FARM

Falcon Ridge Farm

22630 Highway 18 N (Toone)

731-658-5200

MARCH 27, 2021 - APRIL 3, 2021

Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Organized Easter Egg Hunts, Playground, Hay Ride to the Bunny Patch

Admission

Weekdays: $10.95 plus tax

Weekends: $12.95 plus tax

Some attractions may incur additional charges.

Visit their website or Facebook page for full details.

Don't forget the photo ops!

HERE'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO!

COMING UP!

photos with the easter bunny

Thursday, April 1, 2021

5 PM - 7 PM

Hardeman County Chamber of Commerce

112 South Main Street

Bolivar, TN 38008

good friday

The administrative offices of the City of Bolivar will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021, in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

2nd SATURDAY COMMUNITY WALK

STAY INFORMED!

Bolivar City Council

The Bolivar City Council meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM in the council chambers of the Bolivar Municipal Center.

The public is invited & encouraged to attend. If you can not attend the regularly scheduled meeting, all meetings of the city council are streamed LIVE on the City of Bolivar, Tennessee Government Facebook page. Recordings of the meeting are available on the city website and the city YouTube channel within 48 hours of the meeting.

next meeting

Monday, April 12, 2021

6:00 PM

coming soon!

master gardener's plant sale

saturday

April 24, 2021

9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

At the Farmer's Market

West Lafayette Street in Bolivar

FARMER'S MARKET

OPENING DAY!!!!!

SATURDAY

MAY 1, 2021

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

SCHEDULE

TUESDAYS: 7 AM - 3 PM

SATURDAYS: 7 AM - 3 PM

We'll see y'all at the market!

your voice ✅ your vote

important dates

Last day to register to vote:

April 18, 2021

Early Voting Period

April 28, 2021 - May 13, 2021

If you plan to early vote, you must vote at the Hardeman County Election Commission office at 106 South Porter Street in Bolivar.

ELECTION DAY

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

If you prefer to vote on election day, you MUST vote at your assigned voting precinct.

If you have questions regarding the upcoming election, please contact the Hardeman County Election Commission.

Phone: (731) 658-4751

bulk item removal

April is bulk item removal month. The streets & sanitation department will begin collecting bulk items on Monday, April 5, 2021, and will continue through Friday, April 30, 2021.

Please be respectful of the Good Friday holiday and Easter celebrations. DO NOT place your items out before MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2021.

As in the past, bulk item removal excludes items containing freon, construction & demolition materials, and tires.

Contact Us!

Bolivar Municipal Center: (731) 658-2020

Mayor McTizic Email: julianmctizic@gmail.com

Social Media Coordinator: sarah.rice.cityofbolivar@gmail.com

For the latest news and information, please follow our social media accounts!

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