City of Rolla makes
safe and fun for all
The City of Rolla will offer numerous festivities on Halloween night Wednesday, Oct. 31 by passing out candy, hosting costume contests, and making the community feel welcome at The Centre, Rolla Police Department, Rolla Fire & Rescue, Station 2 and at Rolla City Hall.
The Centre, located at 1200 North Holloway St., will kick off the evening with their annual Fall Costume Contest between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Show off your costumes and you will receive a treat. Costumes will be judged according to age groups and winners will receive Centre gift certificates.
The Rolla Police Department will be handing out candy Halloween night beginning at 5 p.m. at RPD Headquarters located at 1007 North Elm Street. Rolla Fire and Rescue will hand out candy and host a child-friendly haunted house inside Eugene Northern Community Hall at Fire Station #2 on Halloween night between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Fire Station #2 is located at 400 West Fourth Street. The haunted house is free and open to the public.
Members of the Administration and Public Works departments will also pass out candy and treats in the lobby of City Hall (901 N. Elm Street) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. “Your children’s safety and the safety of the public is the City’s number one concern on Halloween night,” said Rolla Mayor Bill Jenks, III. “Please stay safe while you are enjoying the festivities around town.”
Parks and Recreation
For a nominal fee, Rolla residents can get their leaves picked up by the City of Rolla Parks and Recreation Department.
All leaves must be curbside along city streets. No private driveways or private areas will be entered by City vehicles. Per City ordinance, no leaves can be placed in the streets, gutters or ditches. Leaf pick up will take place Monday-Friday.
The fee is $50 per half hour with the minimum charge of $50. All fees must be paid within two weeks of the service being completed.
For more information or to schedule a pickup, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 573-341-2386.
offers curb-side pick-up
of bagged leaves
Along with the natural beauty that comes with the fall foliage in the Ozark Highlands there also comes the downpour of leaves, and the question of how to dispose them in the most convenient and efficient manner.
The City of Rolla’s Environmental Services Department will continue to offer the pick-up of bagged leaves through Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. To receive this service, the leaves must be placed in brown paper biodegradable yard waste bags, which can be purchased at a reasonable price at many stores in the area. We also ask that you place your bags to the curb by 6 a.m. so our equipment operators can pick them up on your normal collection day.
Please be aware that this service will be suspended from Dec. 15, 2012 through March 3, 2013. Collection of yard waste (leaves, grass, clippings and small sticks) in brown paper bags will resume on Monday, March 4, 2013. Residents wishing to dispose of these materials during the winter suspension can use the compost site located at the end of McCutchen Drive just north of the Rolla Recycling Center on Old St. James Road. Residents may also arrange for a special pick up for a fee. For more information, please call the Environmental Services Department at (573) 364-6693.
For a nominal fee, Rolla residents can also get their leaves picked up by the City’s Parks & Recreation Department through November 2012. The fee is $50 per half hour with the minimum charge of $50. All fees must be paid within two weeks of the service being completed. Per City ordinance, we do ask that you please rake all leaves to the curb along city streets, and that you do not place any leaves in the streets, gutters or ditches. And please remember that private driveways or private areas will not be entered by city vehicles. Leaf pick-up will take place Monday through Friday (leaves will not be picked up during weekends and holidays). For more information or to schedule a pickup, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 573-341-2386.
With less than two weeks before the 5th Annual Operation Neighborhood Clean-Up is held on Friday, Nov. 2, there are at least 30 households located throughout the City of Rolla that have been selected by the Rolla Police Department and Rolla Area Ministerial Alliance to receive assistance. And while many volunteers from past clean-ups have already signed up to help out with this year’s clean-up, there is always a need for more individuals and groups to help provide the kind of sweat-equity and teamwork that is required of this collaborative effort that involves numerous City departments. Rolla Municipal Utilities (RMU), Fidelity Communications, Century Link, and many other sponsors and supporters.
If you are interested in volunteering, you are encouraged to contact Officer Vince Giacolone, VIPS Director at the Rolla Police Department (308-1213), or attend the welcome gathering the morning of the clean-up on Nov. 2 at 6:30 a.m. at the Greentree Christian Church Youth Center (located at 801 East 10th Street). A complimentary hot breakfast will be provided, and the clean-up will take place from 7 a.m. to 12-noon.
Operation Neighborhood Clean-up is an opportunity for residents to partner with the Rolla Area Ministerial Alliance, community churches, and the Rolla Police Department to enhance a sense of community, well being, pride and property values among the neighborhoods where the clean-up is conducted. The clean-up effort involves limited tree trimming, hedge trimming, and the removal of brush piles, leaves, household items and trash.
Luncheon to honor
Korean War Veterans
set for Nov. 3
The public is invited to attend a luncheon and silent auction to honor Korean War Veterans on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 12-noon at Greentree Christian Church (located at 800 Greentree Road in Rolla).
Tickets for the event, which include a delicious meal of barbecue pork, cole slaw, potato salad, and dessert, are $20 per person. The acoustic classic rock band, Trilogy, will also be performing, and a preview of “Little Women” will be presented by Ozark Actors Theatre.
Proceeds from this event will go towards the development of Veterans Memorial Park and the completion of the new pavilion that was recently constructed in the park. Veterans Memorial Park, which is a City of Rolla park, is located on Southview Drive near Hwy. 72.
To order your tickets for the luncheon or for more information, please contact Susan Hinkle, Treasurer of the South Central Regional Veterans Group (S.C.R.V.G.), at 573-578-2141.
The event will be hosted by members of the S.C.R.V.G., area veterans and volunteers who are committed to the development and completion of Veterans Memorial Park.
Rolla City Council
Mtg. set for
The next Rolla City Council meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rolla City Hall - Council Chambers, 901 N. Elm Street. City Council meetings are usually held the first and third Monday of the month unless interrupted by an observed holiday.
To view the agenda and full agenda packet for the Nov. 5 Council meeting, please visit the City's Website at: http://rollacity.org/admin/agenda.shtml#agenda. A copy of the 2012-2013 City of Rolla Proposed budget is also available on this page on the Website.
Council meetings are also broadcast live on Rolla Channel 16, (Rolla's Public Education & Government channel).
For more information, please call City Administration at 426-6948.
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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 live 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, 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 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 Kenny Perzan, Senior Video Editor, at (573) 426-3377 or at Kenny.Perzan@fidelitycommunications.com.
Be sure to watch Rolla Channel 16 – “Education, Government and Community for you!”
Oct. 31 – Have a Safe Trick or Treat in downtown Rolla (5-7 p.m.); sponsored by the RDBA
Oct. 31 – Rolla City Departments host Halloween Festivities (5-7 p.m.); The Centre, Rolla PD, Rolla Fire & Rescue, Station #2, and Rolla City Hall
Nov. 2 – 5th Annual Operation Neighborhood Clean-Up (6:30 a.m.-noon); volunteers meet for at Greentree Christian Church Youth Center, 801 E. 10th St. (308-1213 – Vince Giacolone)
Nov. 3 – Luncheon and Silent Auction to honor Korean War Veterans (12-noon); Greentree Christian Church; proceeds to benefit Veterans Memorial Park; tickets-$20; call Susan Hinkle at 578-2141 for more info
Nov. 3 – 29th Annual Optimist Flap Jack Day (6 a.m. – 2 p.m.); St. Patrick Parish Hall; proceeds benefit Rolla Area youth ($5-Advance; $6-Door – Under 6 FREE)
Nov. 3 – Doolittle Fire Dept. 22nd annual Benefit Bluegrass Show & Auction (4 p.m.); Doolittle Fire Dept., I-44, Exit 179; Admission: $6
Nov. 5 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
Nov. 7 – Rolla Board of Public Works Mtg. (4:30 p.m.); 101 West 10th St. (Tucker Centre)
Nov. 12 – City Hall closed for Veterans Day Holiday
Nov. 19 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
Nov. 22-23 – City Hall closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 1 – Rolla Christmas Parade (10 a.m.); Pine Street, downtown Rolla
Dec. 2 – City Council Mtg.
Dec. 14-22 – Christmas in the Park Light Display; Rolla Lions Club Park, Hwy. 63 S.; FREE, donations accepted
Dec. 17 – City Council Mtg.
Scott A. Grahl
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