Tuesday, November 20, 2012

City of Rolla Mid-Week E-Updates (Nov. 20, 2012)

Gary Hicks to be 
for service on
Rolla City Council
Councilman Gary Hicks
Rolla City Council member Gary Hicks (Ward 3), who has served on the Rolla City Council since April 18, 2005, will be recognized by Mayor Bill Jenks, III and the Rolla City Council for his service to the City at the Dec. 17, 2012 Rolla City Council meeting.
Councilman Hicks, who was recently elected to the position of District 2 Commissioner for Phelps County, is required to vacate his seat on the Rolla City Council. Councilman Hicks recently sent Mayor Jenks official notification of his resignation as Rolla City Councilman, Ward 3, effective Dec. 31, 2012.
“The opportunity to serve the residents of the City of Rolla has been a wonderful experience that I will forever treasure,” said Hicks. “I wish to express my gratitude to all the members of the Rolla City Council both past and present; Mayor Bill Jenks; City Administrator John Butz; and all the Rolla City employees for their devotion to our community.”
Mayor Jenks will present Councilman Hicks with a certificate of appreciation plaque at the Dec. 17 City Council meeting and thank him for his many years of service and dedication to the Council and Rolla community. Hicks, who is an active member of the community, has served on the Rolla City Council from 2005-2012.
The City appreciates Councilman Hick’s service on the Rolla City Council and the contributions he has made to the Rolla community,” said Mayor Jenks. “His leadership and commitment to the Rolla community are greatly appreciated. We look forward to working with Gary in his role on the County Commission.”
Mayor Jenks will appoint a new council representative of Ward 3 in the coming weeks to fill the remaining term of Councilman Hicks, whose term officially ends in April 2013.

Boy Scout Troop 434
leads Pledge of Allegiance
at City Council Mtg.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 434 from the Rolla area lead the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of the Nov. 19 Rolla City Council meeting held in the Council Chambers at Rolla City Hall.
The Troop is comprised of several home-schooled students, some of which are working on their Eagle Scout requirements.

They were greeted and welcomed by Rolla City Administrator John Butz, (far left). Mayor Bill Jenks, III, also publicly thanked the Scouts for leading the pledge, and welcomed them to attend future City Council meetings.

Rolla City Hall
to close Nov. 22-23
for Thanksgiving Holiday
Rolla City Hall, located at 901 N. Elm Street, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
The City’s Environmental Services Department will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Thursday’s trash, recycling, and yard waste will be picked up on Wednesday. There will be no special pick-ups on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Friday’s collection will not be affected. If you have any questions, please call 364-6693.
The Centre, Rolla’s Health and Recreation complex, located at 1200 North Holloway Street, will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22 and will be open the following day on Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For more information, please visit www.rollacity.org.

Rolla City Council
Mtg. set for
Dec. 3
The next Rolla City Council meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 3 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 Dec. 3 Council meeting, please visit the City's Website at: http://rollacity.org/admin/agenda.shtml#agenda
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.

City departments
offer choices
for leaf pick-up
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.

Shop and dine
locally during
holiday season
With the holiday season just around the corner, folks are beginning to make plans for traditional family get-togethers, outings, celebrations and one of the most special times of the year.
The City of Rolla would like to encourage everyone to please try to patronize our local restaurants, shops and businesses that rely heavily on the holiday season for a large portion of their business.
As Rolla continues to grow and develop the number and variety of dining options and retail choices has improved as well. Our economy depends largely on these sectors of society, and we will all benefit from keeping our dollars locally invested.

Environmental Services Important Dates

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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 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!”

Upcoming Events
Nov. 22-23 – City Hall closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 27 – Development Review Committee Mtg. (1:30 p.m.); Rolla City Hall – Council Chambers

Dec. 1 – Rolla Christmas Parade (10 a.m.); Pine Street, downtown Rolla
Dec. 3 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
Dec. 6 – Board of Adjustment Mtg. (5:30 p.m.); Rolla City Hall - Council Chambers
Dec. 14-22 – Christmas in the Park Light Display; Rolla Lions Club Park, Hwy. 63 S.; FREE, donations accepted
Dec. 17 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
Dec. 24-25 – City Hall closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Holidays

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