Hello July!

Mayor Betterton's Weekly Update

July 1, 2021

In honor of Independence Day, July 4, Florence Municipal Offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021. Garbage and recycling collection will remain on schedule.

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Mayor Betterton had the honor of presenting the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Florence Council Meeting.

Three years ago, North Alabama Medical Center launched a program providing Medical Residency opportunities in Florence. Learn more about the program and initiative.

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Don't Miss Kids Fest at Lewis Field! Free Family Fun!

Thursday, July 8 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Lewis Field, Pruitt Street, Florence, AL


Free Games, Music, and fun!

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NEED A TAXI? CALL 100

In 1918, Peter Scmidlkofer opened Scmidlkofer Cab Company on West Tennessee Street in downtown Florence. In 1924, he changed the name of the business to Yellow Cab Service, with a small collection of cabs painted bright yellow with black lettering. Just two years later, in 1926, he moved the business into a brand new brick building at 215 East Tennessee Street, conveniently located next door to the Princess Theater (the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church is there today). By this time, Mr. Schmidlkofer had increased his fleet of taxis to 36! It was a simple matter for folks to get a taxi: the telephone operator asked, "Number, please?" -- and the caller replied, "100." Before long, there was a bright yellow taxi waiting at the door for the caller. Sometimes -- quite often, actually -- the caller just wanted to know the time of day and was given that vital information cheerfully by the Yellow Cab dispatcher. Peter Schmidlkofer's dreams for a successful business came to fruition and thrived for several more years even after his passing at age 76 in 1957.


Billy Warren, City Historian

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4th Annual Urban Arts Expo

Wendy Snitzer along with several raw artists met at Pocket Park in Seven Points to plan the 4th Annual Urban Art Expo.


July 17, 2021 from 5-9 pm


Pocket Park, Wood Avenue at Seven Points

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Message from the Florence Police Department

With the summer here and temperatures rising, the Florence Police Department asks that you remember to keep your children and pets safe. Though it may not be extremely hot outside, the inside temperature of your car will be on the rise within minutes of turning it off. Be safe and enjoy your summer!
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Check out the list of upcoming events...

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A little laugh...

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NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

The Mayor and Council members will hold the next council meeting on

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

4:00 p.m. Work Session

5:00 p.m. Council Meeting

City Auditorium

103 South Pine Street

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