With the Rolla Municipal Election just around the corner on April 7, I’d like to extend an invitation to everyone in the community to attend the Rolla Municipal Candidates Forum on Wednesday, April 1 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Rolla City Hall (901 N. Elm Street).
All seven candidates who are running in the Rolla Municipal Election on April 7 for the six open City Council seats have been invited to attend the forum, which will be moderated by Lee Buhr, Sports/Newscaster for Results Radio.
The forum, which will be hosted by the City and Rolla Channel 6, will include brief introductions by each candidate, followed by questions from the audience, and then an opportunity for closing remarks. Only questions given directly from those attending the forum will be included in the discussions. For more information regarding this event, please visit www.rollacity.org or call City Administration at 426-6948.
I would also like to encourage and remind everyone to vote during the Rolla Municipal Election on Tuesday, April 7. Polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. One Council representative from each of the City’s six wards will be elected to serve a two-year term. The City Council positions up for election are Terry Ruck (Ward 1), Don Barklage (Ward 2), Gary Hicks (Ward 3), Louis Magdits (Ward 4), Richard Morris (Ward 5), and Mark Walburg (Ward 6).
For more information regarding polling locations and ward maps, please visit www.rollacity.org/wards/voter. You may also contact Carol Daniels in the City Clerk’s office at Rolla City Hall, 901 North Elm Street, at (573) 426-6942 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking ahead to next weekend, the Environmental Services Department will be hosting the annual City-wide Spring Clean-up on Saturday, April 4. If you wish to participate in this event, be sure to put your items out to the curb by 6 a.m.
Examples of items that will be accepted include: furniture, microwaves, televisions, old clothes, and household trash. Items that will not be accepted include: appliances, water heaters, yard waste, tires, or construction debris such as sheet rock, shingles, concrete or rock. Loose items should be placed in boxes or bags and small pieces of lumber should be bundled.
We ask that you do not place your roll-out container to the curb, because during this special spring clean-up it will not be emptied. If you have any questions, please call the Environmental Services Department at (573) 364-6693.
The Environmental Services Department, formerly named the Solid Waste Department, continues to live up to its new billing with an emphasis on “Going Green”. And speaking of the environment, the Environmental Services Department will once again be participating in the annual Rolla Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 22. I’m told that exhibitors are encouraged to participate in this popular and well attended event, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Havener Center on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus.