City of Avondale Estates returning to normal operations on Feb. 14Avondale Estates City Hall. Photo by Dean Hesse.
Avondale Estates, GA — The city of Avondale Estates shifted to remote work and closed City Hall toward the end of December 2021 due to city staff members testing positive for COVID-19. The city is planning to return to normal operations beginning on Monday, Feb. 14.
“City leadership continues to closely monitoring the COVID-19 case load and hospitalizations in the state of Georgia, as well as staff infections,” an announcement from the city states. “Additionally, in order to reduce transmission, the City has ordered N95 masks and rapid tests for employees, and is hiring additional contract janitorial services to ensure that City Hall is cleaned thoroughly.”
Until then, in-person attendance at board meetings is suspended, and City Hall is still closed to the public. The municipal court will have up-to-date schedule changes on its website.
Public works employees have been working with staggered crews and at a lower capacity. They are asking residents to take their garbage containers to the curb on collection day by 7 a.m. If a resident is physically unable to do so, they can apply for a special assistance waiver.
The city is encouraging residents to bag their yard waste. Crews will pick up yard waste that is in bags or containers, but will not pick up loose piles of sticks and leaves. Recycling will continue to be picked up as scheduled by the city’s contractor.