Friday, January 18, 2013

City of Rolla Weekend E-Updates (Jan. 18, 2013)


Volunteers install
245 memorial bricks
at Veterans Memorial Park
Rolla native James Jones and his masonry crew, Ryan Davis and John Sharp generously volunteered their time and talent on Friday, Jan. 18 at Veterans Memorial Park installing 245 memorial bricks around the perimeter of the U.S. Armed Forces Pentagon Monument. 

The bricks, which were purchased by the public as memorials to friends, relatives and loved ones, will bring the total to 465 when the project is finished. Jones and his crew completed the initial stone and brick work for the U.S. Armed Forces Pentagon in the fall of 2012. 

The masonry team is also placing a beautiful stone facade around the two large pillars that will serve as part of a gateway entrance to the 11-acre Veterans Memorial Park (located on Southview Drive off Hwy. 72). The pillars were constructed by Rolla resident Nate Potrafka as an Eagle Scout project he worked on in the fall of 2012. Several members of the South Central Regional Veterans Group (S.C.R.V.G.) are providing assistance with the project as well.
(Rolla native James Jones (pictured left on scaffold) and his masonry crew, install a beautiful stone fa├žade on two large pillars that will serve as a gateway entrance to Veterans Memorial Park. The pillars were constructed by Nate Potrafka as part of his Eagle Scout project in the fall of 2013.
“The community support, volunteer effort and generous donations for Veterans Memorial Park have been tremendous,” said Jerry Bumpus, Chairman of the S.C.R.V.G. and retired First Sergeant with the U.S. Army.
The next major project at the park will be the construction of a P.O.W./M.I.A. monument. Bumpus said the monument should be completed sometime in late spring or early summer. The significance of Veterans Memorial Park to the Rolla community, although partially completed, has been demonstrated by the success of Memorial Day and Veterans Day services, classic car cruise-ins, a 5-K run, and festivals.
For more information or to make a donation to Veterans Memorial Park, please visit www.scrvg.org or call Susan Hinkle, Treasurer, S.C.R.V.G., at 573-578-2141.
Jerry Bumpus, Chairman of the S.C.R.V.G., and a retired First Sergeant with the U.S. Army, holds up one of the 245 memorial bricks being installed around the perimeter of the U.S. Armed Forces Pentagon at Veterans Memorial Park. Rolla native James Jones and his masonry crew are installing the memorial bricks over the next few days. (Scott Grahl/City of Rolla photos)  

Rolla City Hall
to close Jan. 21
for MLK Jr.’s Birthday
Rolla City Hall will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.s’ birthday. The Rolla City Council meeting ordinarily held the third Monday of the month, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall (901 North Elm Street).
The City of Rolla Environmental Services Department will also be closed on Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday. Monday’s trash will be picked up on Tuesday and Tuesday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday. There will be no special pick-ups on Wednesday. If you have any questions, please call 364-6693.

Environmental Services Dept.
to close Jan. 21 for
MLK Jr.’s Birthday
The City of Rolla Environmental Services Department will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday. Monday’s trash will be picked up on Tuesday and Tuesday’s trash will be picked up on Wednesday.
There will be no special pick-ups on Wednesday. If you have any questions, please call 364-6693.
 
Rolla City Council
Mtg. set for
Jan. 22, 2013
Due to the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday day on Monday, Jan. 21, the Rolla City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 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. 22 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.

Daddy Daughter
Valentine’s Dance
Feb. 8 at The Centre
A Daddy Daughter Valentine Dance will be held on Friday, Feb. 8 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 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 second annual 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 new this year – a Party Pic Booth!
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. 5.
PLEASE NOTE: Only family members may register together for this special event!

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!”

2013: Environmental Services Department List of Important Dates (Clip & Save)

Jan. 21, 2013 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:  Monday’s trash will be picked up Tuesday;            Tuesday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
Feb. 18, 2013 - President’s Day:  Monday’s trash will be picked up Tuesday; Tuesday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
April 6, 2013 - Citywide Spring Clean Up:  Saturday - Citywide clean up day
(residential only).
May 27, 2013 - Memorial Day:  Monday’s trash will be picked up Tuesday; Tuesday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
 July 4, 2013 - Independence Day:  Thursday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
Sept. 2, 2013 - Labor Day:  Monday’s trash will be picked up Tuesday; Tuesday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
Nov. 28, 2013 – Thanksgiving Day:  Thursday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
Dec. 25, 2013 – Christmas Day:  Trash service will not change.
.
Holidays NOT affecting trash or recycling collection:
            Oct. 14, 2013 – Columbus Day
            Nov. 11, 2013 – Veteran’s Day
            Nov. 29, 2013 – Day after Thanksgiving
            Dec. 31, 2013 – New Year’s Eve Day

Upcoming Events
JANUARY 2013
Jan. 21 – Rolla City Hall closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Holiday
Jan. 21 – Environmental Services Dept. closed for MLK, Jr. Birthday; Monday’s trash picked up Tuesday; Tuesday’s trash picked up Wednesday
Jan. 22 – Rolla City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)

FEBRUARY 2013
Feb. 4 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
Feb. 8 – Daddy Daughter Valentine’s Dance (7-8:30 p.m.); The Centre, 1200 N. Holloway; call 341-2386 to pre-register by Feb. 5
Feb. 18 – City Hall closed for President’s Day Holiday
Feb. 18 – Environmental Services Dept. closed for President’s Day; Monday’s trash picked up Tuesday; Tuesday’s trash picked up Wednesday
Feb. 19 – Rolla City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
Feb. 26 – Rolla Day at the Capitol (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.); Senate Rotunda; Hosted by Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce (364-3577)

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.

APRIL 2013
April 1 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
April 2 – Rolla General Municipal Election (polls open at 6 a.m.)
April 6 – City-wide Spring Clean-Up (items to curb by 6 a.m.); residential only (364-6693)
April 15 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
April 28 – Local Government Week Begins (April 28 thru May 4)

MAY 2013
May 6 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
May 18 – Public Works Celebration Day (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.); Downtown Bandshell
May 19 - National Public Works Week Begins (May 19-25)
May 20 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)

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