Monday, July 11, 2011

City of Rolla Weekly Updates (July 11-18, 2011)


Rolla Town Band
to host free concert
July 12
   The Rolla Town Band will host a free concert on Tuesday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the north parking lot of The Centre, located at 1200 N. Holloway Street in Rolla.
   The public will need to provide their own seating (lawn chairs, blankets, picnic supplies, etc.) in the shade of the Oak grove in front of The Center. The South Central Regional Veterans Group will be on hand for the posting of the colors and for a free-will offering for those wishing to make a donation to the Veterans Memorial Park Fund.
   For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Cesario, Missouri S&T Bands, at 341-4185 or at

Rolla’s Public Works Dept.
begins micro surfacing
City streets
   The City of Rolla Public Works Department will begin asphalt micro-surfacing on several City streets beginning Monday, July 18. The area will include all streets in Rolla south of 10th Street to Missouri Highway 72, and east of Forum Drive and Pinetree Road. It will also include the Johnson/Laird sub division.
   The micro surfacing project is being completed by Donelson Construction Company. It is a quick set surfacing system that will provide an approximate one-quarter-inch-thick pavement resurfacing. Micro surfacing is an economical alternative to hot asphalt mix overlays, which typically applies a minimum of two inches of pavement resurfacing.
   A complete list of streets that are scheduled for micro-surfacing in Rolla is posted on the City of Rolla’s Website at
   While this work may take several days to complete, streets that are being sealed will remain open with temporary one-lane traffic established. Flagmen will be present to direct traffic, and motorists and pedestrians are urged to remain cautious when traveling through the areas of work. Delays up to 20 minutes should be expected.
   For more information, please call the Public Works Department at (573) 364-8659 or visit

Rolla City Council
Mtg. set for July 18
   The next Rolla City Council meeting will be held on Monday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Rolla City Hall, 901 N. Elm Street. 
   Rolla City Council meetings are ordinarily held the first and third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. except when there is a conflict with an observed holiday.  To review a copy of the City Council agendas or the full agenda packet, please visit For more information, please contact Rolla City Administration at 426-6948.
   City Council meetings are also broadcast live on Rolla Channel 16 (RC16). To check to see when the City Council meetings are rebroadcast, please check the RC16 Program Guide online at

Grandparent’s Day
Special at SplashZone
July 17
   The hot weather we experience in July and August remind us that we live in Missouri, but fortunately there’s plenty of opportunity to cool off at SplashZone – Rolla’s refreshing outdoor water park.
   Located in beautiful Ber Juan Park at 14th and Holloway Streets, this fun-filled water park remains open throughout the summer months Monday through Friday (noon-7 p.m.) and Saturday and Sunday (noon-6 p.m.). Please also mark your calendars for Sunday, July 17, which is “Grandparent’s Day Special” at SplashZone – grandparent is free with child’s admission.
   Be sure to bring lots of sunscreen whenever you’re spending time outdoors. For more information, please call 364-8222 or 341-2FUN.
Summer Reading Program
continues at
Rolla Public Library
   The Rolla Public Library Summer Reading Program continues as children up to age 12 will travel around the world, learning about different people, places and cultures through stories, activities and crafts.
   The Summer Reading Program, which is held in the Leola Millar Children's Addition on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. through July 28, is free of charge.
   For more information, please call 573-364-2604 or stop by the Rolla Public Library at 900 North Pine Street.

Rolla Sesquicentennial T-shirts
and posters available
at City Hall
   Rolla Sesquicentennial commemorative T-shirts and posters are still available to the public for purchase at Rolla City Hall, (901 N. Elm Street).
   The vintage Heather grey T-shirts that showcase the Sesquicentennial logo designed by Angi Yowell, Graphic Design Instructor at Rolla Technical Institute, are selling for $10 a piece in the following sizes: small, medium, large, and X-large.
   The 4-color, 11x17 glossy Sesquicentennial commemorative posters that also showcase the attractive and award-winning Sesquicentennial logo, are selling for $2 each.  In addition to the T-shirts and posters, a limited number of newly designed and printed Rolla City flags are available for purchase as well. City flags may be purchased in the Community Development Department (2nd Floor) at Rolla City Hall for $40 each.
   Proceeds from the sales of Sesquicentennial T-shirts and posters will be used to offset costs and expenses incurred for Rolla’s Sesquicentennial Celebration held on Saturday, June 4, 2011.
   The City of Rolla, which was incorporated 150 years ago on Jan. 25, 1861, continues to celebrate its Sesquicentennial Anniversary, which began on Jan. 25, 2011. For more information, please call Scott Grahl, Communications Officer, at 426-6943 or visit the City’s Website at and click on the Rolla’s 150th tab.
2011 Environmental Services Dept.
List of Important Dates:
(Clip & save for easy reference!)
Sept. 5, 2011 - Labor Day:  Monday’s trash will be picked up Tuesday; Tuesday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
Oct. 1, 2011 - City-wide Fall Clean-Up: Saturday (residential only)
Nov. 24, 2011 – Thanksgiving Day:  Thursday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
Dec. 25, 2011 – Christmas Day (Observed Dec. 26):  Monday’s trash will be picked up Tuesday; Tuesday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
Holidays NOT affecting trash
or recycling collection:
Oct. 10, 2011 Columbus Day
Nov. 11, 2011 Veterans Day
Nov. 25, 2011 – Day after Thanksgiving
Hotline number: 341-1168

 Upcoming Events
JULY 2011
July 12 – Rolla Town Band FREE Concert (7:30 p.m.); The Centre, north parking lot
July 18 – Rolla City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
1 - City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
7 - Mother’s Day Special at SplashZone (364-8222)
15 - City Council Mtg.
17 – Grandparent’s Day Special at SplashZone (364-8222)
5 - City Hall closed for Labor Day Holiday
5 - Environmental Service closed for Labor Day; Monday’s trash picked up Tues.; Tuesday’s trash picked up Wed.
6 - City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
10 - Canine Plunge at SplashZone (noon-3 p.m.); early registration required
19 - City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
24 - Celebration of Nations (11 a.m.-5 p.m.)
1 - City-wide Fall Clean Up (items to curb by 6 a.m.); residential only
3 - City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
8 - Downtown Autumn Arts Festival (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
17 - City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)

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