Monday, December 31, 2012

City of Rolla Weekly E-Updates (Dec. 31, 2012)

Rolla City Hall
to close Jan. 1, 2013
for New Year’s Holiday
Rolla City Hall, located at 901 N. Elm Street, will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in observance of the New Year’s  holiday.
The Environmental Services Department will be picking up trash on Monday, Dec. 31, however their offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Tuesdays’ trash will be picked up on Wednesday. For more information regarding the holiday trash pick-up schedule, please call 364-6693.
The Centre, Rolla’s Health and Recreation complex, located at 1200 North Holloway Street, will be open from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Monday, Dec. 31 and closed on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. Regular operating hours at The Centre resume on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
For more information, please visit

Rolla City Council
Mtg. set for
Jan. 7, 2013
The next Rolla City Council meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 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 Jan. 7 Council meeting, please visit the City's Website at:
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.

Christmas tree recycling
available at Recycling Center
After the holidays, ‘go green’ and recycle your Christmas tree. Christmas trees can be dropped off at the compost site located at the north end of McCutchen Drive just past the Rolla Recycling Center at 2141 Old St. James Road.
This compost site is open Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 7 a.m. to 11a.m. All garland, tinsel, ornaments, stands and plastic bags must be removed from the trees. Trees will be chipped to produce mulch.
For more information call the Rolla Recycling Center at 364-6693.

‘Go Green’ for the holidays…
recycle boxes, paper
After the dust has settled and you have a pile of boxes and wrapping paper remaining, don’t throw away the boxes and paper…recycle it!  The Rolla Recycling Center accepts most types of wrapping paper and boxes! 
Recycle your boxes and paper in your blue bin at the curb on your scheduled day, or bring it by the Recycling Center anytime. When dropping wrapping paper at the Recycling Center, it should be place in the mixed paper bin. Foil wrap, ribbons, Styrofoam, and other materials should be removed from wrapping and boxes before recycling. Those items should be disposed of in your trash.
For more information please call the Recycling Center at 364-6693.

Environmental Services
offers specially marked trash
bags for holidays
Throughout the holiday season the City of Rolla Environmental Services Department offers specially marked, extra-large plastic bags for those times when you have more trash than will fit into your trash container.
These bags should be placed on the ground next to your trash container for collection on your normal collection day. The bags sell for $1 each and can be purchased at the Rolla Recycling Center located at 2141 Old St. James Road or at the Finance Department at Rolla City Hall (located at 901 North Elm Street).    
Another way to avoid trash overflow is to recycle.  A 20-gallon recycling bin can be provided for weekly collection of recyclables at no additional cost. For more information, please contact the Environmental Services Department at 364-6693.

Filing for 2013 Rolla
Municipal Election
continues thru Jan. 15
Filing for the City of Rolla’s 2013 General Municipal Election, which will be held on April 2, 2013, will continue through Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
The positions open for election this year include: one Council Representative for all six wards (two-year term).
Persons wishing to file their candidacy for any of the above-listed positions may do so through Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 (5 p.m.) in the Rolla City Clerk’s Office at City Hall (901 North Elm Street). Municipal candidates are not charged a filing fee.
City Council seats must be filled by candidates with the following qualifications; at least 21 years of age prior to taking office, a citizen of the United States, an inhabitant of the city for one year, and a resident of the ward which he/she is elected for six months at the time of his/her election.
For more information, please contact Carol Daniels, City Clerk, at (573) 426-6942 or at

Shop and dine
locally during
holiday season
With the holiday season in full swing, folks are enjoying traditional family gift-giving, get-togethers, 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 and frequent our local restaurants (there are many to choose from), specialty shops, retail outlets, and businesses that rely heavily on the holiday season for a large portion of their business.
As Rolla continues to grow and prosper the number and variety of dining options and retail choices has improved significantly. Our local economy depends largely on these sectors of society, and we will all benefit from keeping our dollars locally invested.

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 Kenny Perzan, Senior Video Editor, at (573) 426-3377 or at
Be sure to watch Rolla Channel 16 – “Education, Government and Community for you!”

Upcoming Events
Jan. 1 – City Hall closed for New Year’s Day holiday
Jan. 1 – The Centre closed for New Year’s Day (open New Year’s Eve 5 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Jan. 1 – Environmental Services closed for New Year’s Day (Tuesday’s trash picked up Wednesday)
Jan. 7 – Rolla City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.                                                
Jan. 15 – Filing ends for Rolla Municipal General Election (5 p.m.); City Clerk’s Office, 901 N. Elm Street, 3rd Floor
Jan. 21 – Rolla City Hall closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Holiday
Jan. 22 – Rolla City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)

Feb. 4 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
Feb. 18 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)

MARCH 2013
March 4 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
March 13 – St. Pat’s Court arrives at downtown bandshell (12-noon)
March 16 – St. Pat’s Parade (11 a.m.); Pine Street, downtown Rolla
March 18 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.

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