Friday, May 11, 2012

City of Rolla Weekend E-Updates (May 11, 2012)

Annual Bicycle and Surplus
Property Auction set for
May 12 at RPD
The annual Bicycle and Surplus Property Auction will be held on Saturday, May 12 at 9 a.m. at the Rolla Police Department (located at 1007 North Elm Street) in Rolla, Missouri.
The bidding begins at 9 a.m. Interested buyers should be there by 8:30 a.m. to obtain a bidding card. There will be no pre-viewing of any of these items prior to the sale. All items must be paid for at the time of the sale by cash or check only. No credit cards will be accepted.
For more information, please contact Lt. James Macormic at 573-308-1213.

City launches
Stormwater Inlet
Marker Program

The City of Rolla Public Works Department is launching a new Stormwater Inlet Marker pilot program that will remind the public of the importance of not depositing pollutants, chemicals or yard waste into stormwater inlets.
The eye-catching red stainless steel markers, designed by Anne McClay, Project Coordinator in the City’s Public Works Department, contain the symbol of a fish and the words “No Dumping – Drains to Streams”.
On Saturday, May 12 members of the Phelps County Venture Crew, local volunteers and McClay, will be affixing 500 of the markers on the curb adjacent to the stormwater inlet grates located along the streets throughout the city of Rolla from 18th Street to 10th Street and Hwy. 63 to Forum Drive. A training session to familiarize the Venture Crew with nonpoint source pollution and instruct them on how to install the markers on the inlets was held on May 7.
“There are 4,300 stormwater inlets located among the over 100 miles of streets in the City of Rolla, and this initial effort is the first phase of a multi-year program designed to involve and educate the community regarding the importance of not dumping chemicals, pollutants and yard waste into storm drain inlets,” said McClay.
The Stormwater Inlet Marker program is a collaboration among the City of Rolla, Phelps County Venture Crew, Meramec Hills Master Naturalists, and Stream Team #3713. The Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has provided partial funding for this project under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.
Participants ask that you please drive cautiously when you enter the project area. If other groups or organizations are interested in volunteering or learning more about how they can participate in this program, please contact Anne McClay at 426-6955 or

Paving of Forum Dr.
from 18th to
Old St. James Rd.
The City of Rolla Public Works Department is underway with the reconstruction for the paving of Forum Drive from 18th Street to Old St. James Road. The project should be completed sometime this summer.
The first phase of the project includes extensive milling (removing several inches of asphalt), and then excavating materials. After removing the materials, gravel will be placed on the road surface, and the road will be paved with five inches of asphalt.
Detour signs are posted in the construction area, indicating lane closures and alternate routes. During this time the City appreciates the assistance and cooperation of the public.
For more information, please call the Public Works Department at 364-8659 or visit

RPD to crack down
on drunk driving
May 3-13
With prom and graduation season here, Missouri law enforcement want to make sure Missouri youth are celebrating safe and sober. The Rolla Police Department will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving May 3-13.
It is illegal for someone under 21 to possess or consume alcohol in Missouri, yet youth make up a significant proportion of drunk drivers causing traffic crashes on Missouri roadways. Missouri has a Zero Tolerance Law. If you are under 21, your license will be suspended if you’re caught driving with even a trace of alcohol in your system.
Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of their driver’s licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation.
“Driving drunk is simply not worth all the consequences,” said Sgt. Tim Mayfield with the Rolla Police Department. “Zero tolerance means zero chances: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
In 2011 in Missouri, 220 people were killed and 916 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver. For more information, please visit

RPD conducting sobriety
checkpoints in May
The Rolla Police Department will be cracking down on impaired drivers by conducting one to two sobriety checkpoints during the month of May 2012.
Law enforcement efforts will be increased in an endeavor to reduce the deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers.
Those caught drinking and driving could lose their license, money and freedom.

Rolla City Council
Mtg. May 14
The next Rolla City Council meeting will be held on Monday, May 14 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 For more information, please contact Rolla City Administration at 426-6948.

Rolla Downtown
Farmer’s Market
open every Tuesday
The Rolla Downtown Farmer’s Market is open and operating under the new shade structure in the lower parking lot of Rolla City Hall from 7 a.m. until 12-noon each Tuesday throughout the growing season.
The Farmer’s Market is coordinated by Roy Fiscus and Wilma Bingham, and spots are available for vendors to sell their items, but they must be locally grown or made products/produce (Phelps County).
No flea market, yard sale type items will be permitted. All spots are first come, first served. The cost to host a booth is $2 per day, which is given to the organizers the day the vendors are there.
For additional information, please contact Roy Fiscus at 341-8045 or Wilma Bingham at 364-5544.

Memorial Day
Services set for
May 28 at Veterans
Memorial Park
The public is invited to pay tribute to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and veterans at the Memorial Day Services on Monday, May 28 beginning at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park (located on Southview Drive).
The guest speaker will be Sergeant First Class Cary R. Davis from Fort Leonard Wood.
Organizations are encouraged to participate with the services by presenting a memorial wreath during the program. Anyone interested in participating should contact the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce at 364-3577 or Seating will be limited so if you need seating for this event, please bring a backup chair.
Environmental Services Important Dates
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May 28, 2012 - Memorial DayMonday’s trash will be picked up Tuesday; Tuesday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
July 4, 2012 - Independence Day:  Schedule will not change.
Sept. 3, 2012 - Labor Day:  Monday’s trash will be picked up Tuesday; Tuesday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
Oct. 6, 2012 - Citywide Fall Clean Up: Saturday - Citywide clean up day (residential only).
Nov. 22, 2012 – Thanksgiving Day:  Thursday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
Dec. 25, 2012 Christmas Day:  Tuesday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
Holidays NOT affecting trash or recycling collection:
            Oct. 8, 2012 – Columbus Day
            Nov. 12, 2012 – Veteran’s Day
Nov. 23, 2012 – Day after Thanksgiving

Rolla Channel 16
live streaming
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 live on the Rolla Channel 16 Website at
Rolla Channel 16, Rolla’s premiere Education and Government channel, is also now live streaming (24/7) at RC16 is live streaming all Rolla City Council meetings, Rolla Planning & Zoning Commission meetings, Rolla Public Schools board meetings, Rolla High School Review and “City Minutes” hosted by the City of Rolla’s Communications Office.
Other syndicated content on RC16 such as Missouri Outdoors, Army Newswatch, and Capitol Dialogue will also live stream on RC16 at
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
Be sure to watch Rolla Channel 16 – Education, Government and Community for you!

Upcoming Events
MAY 2012
May 11- Rolla Downtown Days; music, food, drink and great shopping (4-7 p.m.)
May 12 – Annual Bicycle and Surplus Property Auction (9 a.m.); RPD, 1007 N. Elm St. (contact Lt. James Macormic at 308-1213 for more info)
May 12 – Rolla Downtown Days; music, food, drink and great shopping (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
May 12 – Cruise In (5-8 p.m.); JC Penney Parking Lot, Southside Shoppers World
May 21 – Rolla City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
May 28 – Memorial Day Services (10 a.m.); Veterans Memorial Park, Southview Drive
May 28 – City Hall closed for Memorial Day Holiday

JUNE 2012
June 1-3 – 17th Annual Route 66 Summerfest, downtown Rolla (for info, visit:
June 4 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
June 18 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)

JULY 2012
July 2 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
July 4 – City Hall closed for Independence Day holiday
July 4-7 – Lions Club Carnival, Lions Club Park, Hwy. 63 South
July 14 – Cruise In (5-8 p.m.); JC Penney Parking Lot, Southside Shoppers World
July 16 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)

Scott A. Grahl
Communications Director
City of Rolla, Missouri
(573) 426-6943
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