Street lights turned
off on Hwy. 72 as
cost saving measure
As a cost saving measure to reduce electric street lighting expenses, Rolla Municipal Utilities recently assisted the City of Rolla’s Public Works Department with the process of turning off several street lights located along Hwy. 72 (east of Lions Club Drive).
A total of 15 lights have been turned off, and should result in a cost saving of about $2,500 for the citizens of Rolla. The City’s annual street lighting electric bill is $180,000.
The Rolla City Council approved the 2011-2012 budget, which included a proposal to look for opportunities to reduce excess street lighting without compromising the public’s safety.
“We want to assure the citizens and Rolla community that this new street lighting pilot program will not adversely impact the safety of motorists or the area,” said John Butz, Rolla City Administrator. Butz said the City will also be looking at other areas in the community where the need for additional street lighting may be more critical.
In addition as part of this street lighting pilot project the City’s Public Works Director, Steve Hargis, is looking into new technology options for installing L.E.D. lights and solar power lights as a further cost saving measure.
If you have any questions or would like more information on this pilot project, please contact Rolla City Administration at 426-6943.
Rolla City Council
Mtg. set for Feb. 6
The next Rolla City Council meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Rolla City Hall, 901 N. Elm Street.
Rolla City Council meetings are ordinarily held the first and third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. except when there is a conflict with an observed holiday. To review a copy of the City Council agendas or the full agenda packet, please visit http://www.rollacity.org/admin/agenda.shtm. For more information, please contact Rolla City Administration at 426-6948.
City Council meetings are also broadcast live on Rolla Channel 16 (RC16). To check to see when the City Council meetings are rebroadcast, please check the RC16 Program Guide online at http://rollachannel16.pegcentral.com.
at The Centre, Feb. 10
A Daddy Daughter Valentine Dance will be held on Friday, Feb. 10 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Centre - Rolla's Health & Recreation Complex located in the Fidelity Gymnasium, 1200 N. Holloway St.
The event is open to all daughters ages three and above to attend with their Dads! The cost to attend is $25 for non-members and $20 for Centre members. Each additional child will be $2.50. This first time event at The Centre will be a fun-filled night for Dads and their little ladies.
Dad's - put on your best suits and daughter's put on your prettiest dresses and join us for a very special evening to remember. The event will include dancing with a live DJ, refreshment area, craft table, soft play equipment for the tiny ones and a keepsake picture.
Do not miss out on this magical evening and be sure to register early. Pre-registration at The Centre (341-2386) will be required and the event will be limited in numbers. Registration deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 7.
PLEASE NOTE: Only family members may register together for this special event!
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Rolla Channel 16
24/7 on the Web
If you happen to miss the airing of a Rolla City Council meeting, Planning & Zoning meeting, Rolla Public School Board meeting or Board of Public Works meeting, you can now watch them online on the Rolla Channel 16 Website at http://rollachannel16.com.
Rolla Channel 16, Rolla’s premiere Education and Government channel, is also now live streaming (24/7) at http://rollachannel16.com. RC16 is live streaming all Rolla City Council meetings, Rolla Planning & Zoning Commission meetings, all future episodes of “City Minutes”, all Rolla Public Schools board meetings, and Rolla High School Review.
Other syndicated content on RC16 such as Missouri Outdoors, Army Newswatch, and Capitol Dialogue will also live stream on RC16 at http://rollachannel16.com.
For more information regarding programming or DVD duplication of Rolla City Council meetings, Rolla Planning & Zoning meetings, and Rolla Public Schools board meetings, etc., please contact Gabe Mankin, Digital Media Operations Manager, at (573) 426-3377 or at Gabe.Mankin@fidelitycommunications.com.
Be sure to watch Rolla Channel 16 – Education, Government and Community for you!
Feb. 6 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
Feb. 10 – Daddy Daughter Valentine Dance (7-8:30 p.m.); The Centre
Feb. 20 – City Hall closed for Presidents’ Day
Feb. 20 – Environmental Services Dept. closed for Presidents’ Day; Monday’s trash picked up on Tuesday; Tuesday’s trash picked up on Wednesday
Feb. 21 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
March 5 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
March 17 – 104th St. Pat’s Parade (11 a.m.); Pine Street, downtown Rolla
March 19 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
April 2 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
April 3 – Rolla Municipal General Election (polls open at 6 a.m.)
April 7 – City-wide Spring Clean-Up; items to curb by 6 a.m. (residential only)
April 16 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
Scott A. Grahl
City of Rolla, Missouri
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