NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 13, 2017

Contact:

City Administrator Cheryl Foster

770-482-8136

Cheryl.Foster@lithoniacity.org

 

 CITY OF LITHONIA SEEKING AMERICORPS VISTA TO DEVELOP PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT FINANCIAL LITERACY

The City of Lithonia has been approved by the State Office of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to recruit one AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) to work with the community in the area of financial literacy.

“We are glad we are able to recruit to fill the VISTA position,” said City of Lithonia Mayor Deborah A. Jackson.  “The new VISTAs will continue to build on our work in the community to identify and bring resources in the area of financial literacy and asset building.” “He or she will complement the work of by our other VISTAs who are focusing on health initiatives, job training and small business development.”

The City’s VISTA project, Lithonia Action to Build Community-(Lithonia ABC) focuses on the CNCS goals of Economic Opportunity.  The City is seeking one applicant to serve as a VISTA Community Liaison for Financial Literacy.  The position is temporary, full-time and funded through the State AmeriCorps Office for a one-year period.  A monthly stipend of $1,026 is provided along with health and other benefits.  An educational award is available upon successful completion of the program.  Outside employment is permitted that does not conflict with responsibilities to the VISTA project.

Interested applicants can obtain additional information at the Corporation for National and Community Service website at:  http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps under the link Find Opportunities Now.  The Lithonia ABC Project link is https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=77786&fromSearch=true.   Applications must be submitted online at the CNCS website by Friday, December 22, 2017.  The selected applicant must be available to attend the VISTA training from February 20-23, 2018.  The position will start on Monday, February 26, 2018.

For more information or to learn how to apply, please contact the City Administrator Cheryl Foster, cheryl.foster@lithoniacity.org or call 770-482-8136.

 

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CITY OF LITHONIA PROPOSED PROJECT LIST  Recommended SPLOST Expenditures
Proposed Total SPLOST Expenditures  $       1,784,215.00
TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS
 Max Cleland Blvd/Stone  Mountain St Intersection ( Road resurface;  pedestrian facilities & signalization)
      Crosswalk repair @ 6949 Main Street
      Installation/Repair of Sidewalks/Trails in the following areas:  Conyers      Street; Bruce Street; Klondike Road; Johnson & Cagle Streets; Parkway Drive;  Park Drive; Ida Street; and Wiggins Street
      Resurfacing of roadways
      Traffic signalization improvements at intersection of Main St & Klondike Rd
TOTAL  $       1,076,000.00
INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS
      Repair & Install street light fixtures
      Gateway signage improvements
     Wayfinding signage (Main Street, Lithonia Park, Bruce Street Park)
     Landscaping at Gateways and Conyers St from Main/Rock Chapel Rd to         Bruce St
     Trash Receptacles
      Checking/Upgrading water pressures in fire hydrants
TOTAL  $          352,004.00
PUBLIC SAFETY (POLICE SERVICES & PUBLIC WORKS)
POLICE SERVICES
           Police Vehicles w/equipment
           Police Vests
PUBLIC WORKS
           Street Sweeper/Sewer Vac Vehicle
TOTAL  $          137,000.00
FACILITIES IMPROVEMENTS
      Install handicap railing at city hall entrance
      Repair/replace steps at city hall entrance
TOTAL  $             10,000.00
STEWART AMPHITHEATER
      Add noise filtering screens, structures
      Install shade structures
      Replace broken concrete flooring on patio level
TOTAL  $             90,000.00
LITHONIA PARK
      Install bathrooms
      Level field areas
      Improve drainage system
      Install lighting along park roadway
TOTAL  $             30,000.00
MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONS & RELATED PROJECT COSTS
TOTAL  $             89,211.00
GRAND TOTAL SPLOST PROJECTS 2018-2023  $       1,784,215.00
*NOTE:  It is projected that the City of Lithonia will receive about $1.78 M in SPLOST funds over six years. The proposed SPLOST Project List may require additional funding sources to cover any costs that exceed the available SPLOST proceeds.