Leon County Link for November 2022

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Leon County Link: November 2022

The Leon County Link connects citizens with Leon County services. For Leon County news and information, please visit: LeonCountyFL.gov/News.

Operation Thank You

Join Leon County Government and American Legion Sauls-Bridges Post 13 as we honor veterans during the Operation Thank You Veterans Day breakfast on Friday, November 11 from 6:30-9 a.m. at the American Legion, 229 Lake Ella Drive. 

Learn more at LeonCountyFL.gov/GetEngaged.

Retire Old Rubber with Tire Amnesty Days

Leon County Government, in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, is hosting its annual Tire Amnesty Days program, a free tire collection to reduce mosquito breeding grounds. Now through Friday, May 26, 2023, citizens can drop off old tires for free at the following Leon County facilities:

  • Leon County Solid Waste Facility, 7550 Apalachee Pkwy.
  • Rural Waste Center – Woodville, 549 Henry Jones Rd.
  • Rural Waste Center – Fort Braden, 2485 East Joe Thomas Rd.
  • Rural Waste Center – Miccosukee, 13051 Miccosukee Rd.
Residents may dispose of up to 25 passenger car tires free of charge. Commercial loads will not be accepted. Tires without rims are preferred.

Learn more at LeonCountyFL.gov/Mosquito.

Native American Heritage Month

Leon County Government is celebrating the achievements and contributions of Native peoples past and present throughout November during Native American Heritage Month with a book club, story times, and more from the Leon County Public Library. Attend an event or check out our library resources to learn something new about the rich and diverse history, heritage, and culture of Native peoples.

Learn more at LeonCountyFL.gov/NativeAmericanHeritageMonth.

Family Day at FAMU Way

Celebrate Family Day on Friday, November 25 (the day after Thanksgiving) from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Lake Anita Park on FAMU Way. Family Day at FAMU Way will feature live entertainment, a family resource center, food trucks, and fun activities for residents and tourists of all ages.

Family Day at FAMU Way is brought to you by Leon County Government, the City of Tallahassee, Sachs Media, the Council on Culture & Arts (COCA), and Soul of Southside Festival TLH.

Tallahassee-Leon County is the first community in Florida to recognize Family Day, an annual holiday celebrating the importance of families, togetherness, support, and love.

For more information and a complete list of participating and supporting businesses and locations across the community, visit FloridaFamilyDay.com.

Learn Before You Burn

Open burning is the burning of materials in such a manner that smoke is released directly into the air without going through a stack or chimney. Open burning includes activities such as pile burning, prescribed fire burning, and burning using an Air Curtain Incinerator.

In Florida, escaped yard waste from burn piles is the leading cause of wildfires. Smoke particulates from burning yard waste can also cause serious health problems including asthma and lung disease. When exposed to high levels of particle pollution, healthy people and people with existing lung disease may not be able to breathe as deeply or vigorously as they normally would.

Help keep the air clean by using these alternative solutions to dispose of yard waste:

✓ Bring yard and household waste to the nearest Rural and Solid Waste Center.
✓ Mulch leaves into garden beds, which will build soil health.
✓ Compost yard waste in your backyard or a community compost.
✓ Limbs cut to less than six feet can be picked up by Waste Pro’s curbside service.

Learn more about the dangers and health impacts of open burning at LeonReady.com.

Fourth Annual Gingerbread House Competition

Sugar and spice and all things nice are in store during the Leon County Public Library's fourth annual Community Gingerbread House Competition! Put your design skills to the test in this family-friendly competition for a chance to win gift card prizes. One winner from each age category (child, teen, and adult) will be selected. Registration opens Saturday, November 19, and the competition will take place on Saturday, December 3 from 1-3 p.m. at the downtown Main Library, 200 W. Park Ave.

View the Library's calendar to learn more.

Board of County Commissioners Schedule November 2022

Tuesday, November 15 at 1:30 p.m.

Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency Board Meeting

City Hall, 2nd Floor Commission Chambers – 300 S. Adams Street

Tuesday, November 22 at 3 p.m.

Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting, Installation of Newly-Elected Commissioners and Reorganization of the Board

County Courthouse, 5th Floor Commission Chambers - 301 S. Monroe Street

Live television broadcasts of Board of County Commissioners meetings are available on Comcast channel 16, the Leon County Florida channel on Roku, the County’s Facebook pageYouTube channelTwitter, and the County’s website.

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