Rolla Public School Board and
Rolla Municipal Candidates Forum
set for March 12
The public is invited to attend the Rolla Community Teachers Association (RCTA) Candidates Forum beginning at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 12. The Candidates Forum will be held at the Rolla Public Schools Administration Building – Board Room located at 500A Forum Dr. Candidates running for the Rolla Public School Board of Education on April 3, 2012 will be in attendance. For more information please contact Sue Eudaly, President of the (RCTA) at 573-458-0100 ext. 18026 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following the RTCA Candidates Forum the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the Rolla Municipal Candidates Forum beginning at 6 p.m. at the Rolla Public Schools Administration Building – Board Room located at 500A Forum Dr.
Candidates running for Municipal Judge, Rolla City Attorney, and Rolla City Council will be in attendance. Questions for the Forum may be submitted in advance by e-mail to email@example.com or fax 573-364-5222. For more information, please contact the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce at 573-364-3577.
The Candidates Forums will be aired on Rolla Channel 16.
RPD to participate in
Youth Safety Belt
The Rolla Police Department announced today they are joining with statewide law enforcement March 15-31 for an aggressive youth seat belt mobilization to crack down on Missouri’s seat belt law violators and to reduce highway fatalities.
Only 67 percent of Missouri teens wear their seat belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle. Eight out of 10 teens killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.
Under the Graduated Driver License law, teens are required to wear their seat belt and it’s a primary offense, meaning they can be pulled over solely for not wearing their seat belt.
“Local motorists should be prepared for stepped up seat belt enforcement,” said Sgt. Tim Mayfield. “We’ll be out there to remind you seat belts can – and do – save lives.”
Seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.
Buckle Up and Arrive Alive. For more information on Missouri seat belt usage, please visit www.saveMOlives.com.
Rolla Police Dept.
on impaired drivers
The sobering fact is that impaired driving contributes to 30 percent of all Missouri traffic fatalities. In 2011, 220 people were killed and 916 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver. That’s why the Rolla Police Department will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies to crack down on impaired driving March 16-18.
The Rolla Police Department will participate in statewide sobriety checkpoints and DWI saturation patrols enforcing Missouri’s DWI laws and keeping impaired drivers off the road.
“Driving impaired is simply not worth all the consequences,” said Sgt. Tim Mayfield. “Our message is simple and unwavering: Drive sober or Get Pulled Over.” For more information, please visit www.saveMOlives.com.
Rolla City Council
Mtg. set for March 19
The next Rolla City Council meeting will be held on Monday, March 19 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 http://www.rollacity.org/admin/agenda.shtm. For more information, please contact Rolla City Administration at 426-6948.
Environmental Services Dept.
resumes curbside collection
of yard waste
The City of Rolla Environmental Services Department has resumed the curbside collection of yard waste in brown paper biodegradable bags.
Yard waste bags (containing leaves, grass clippings and small sticks) should be out to the curb by 6 a.m. on your regular trash collection day.
For more information, please contact the Environmental Services office at 364-6693 or visit the City of Rolla Website at www.rollacity.org/waste.
One-Time FREE Tire Collection
set for March 31 at
Rolla Recycling Center
A one-time FREE Tire Collection will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the City of Rolla Recycling Center (empty lot behind RRC) located at 2141 Old St. James Rd. in Rolla.
This is a one-time only amnesty day funded by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' (MDNR) Transportation's Scrap Tire Unit and hosted by the City of Rolla's Environmental Services Department.
Tires from businesses will not be accepted, and residents will be asked to unload tires themselves. The MDNR will only provide one of these free tire collections in a community, so please take advantage of this opportunity, as it will not be provided in Rolla again.
Promotions for the FREE Tire Collection is coordinated by the Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District, Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Meramec Regional Planning Commission.
For more information, and to answer any questions you may have, please contact the Rolla Recycling Center at 573-364-6693.
City-Wide Clean Up
set for April 7
The City of Rolla Environmental Services Department City-wide Clean Up will be held on Saturday, April 7. If you wish to participate, we ask that you please place all items near the curb by 6 a.m.
Common acceptable items include furniture, beds, toys, microwaves, and televisions, boxed or bagged trash. Unacceptable items include major appliances, construction or demolition debris, and loose trash. 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 clean-up it will not be emptied. If you have any questions, please call the Environmental Services Department at 364-6693.
List of Important Dates
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Rolla Channel 16
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, all future episodes of “City Minutes”, all Rolla Public Schools board meetings, and Rolla High School Review.
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 Gabe Mankin, Digital Media Operations Manager, at (573) 426-3377 or at Gabe.Mankin@fidelitycommunications.com.
Be sure to watch Rolla Channel 16 – Education, Government and Community for you!
March 12 – Rolla Candidates Forum
March 14 – Procession of St. Pat’s Court down Pine Street begins (11 a.m.) with arrival at Downtown Bandshell at 11:45 a.m.
March 17 – 104th St. Pat’s Parade (11 a.m.); Pine Street, downtown Rolla
March 19 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
March 26 – City Council Workshop (5:30 p.m.); to discuss the impact DNR and EPA regulations may have on the City of Rolla
March 31 – One-Time FREE Tire Collection (8 a.m. – 1 p.m.); City of Rolla Recycling Center, 2141 Old St. James Rd., Rolla (573-364-6693)
April 2 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
April 3 – Rolla Municipal General Election (polls open at 6 a.m.)
April 7 – City-wide Spring Clean-Up; items to curb by 6 a.m. (residential only)
April 7 – Breakfast with the Bunny (8 a.m. – 10 a.m.); The Centre; FREE (341-2386)
April 16 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
April 20 – Rolla Earth Day Celebration (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.); Havener Center lawn, Missouri S&T campus; FREE and open to the public
Scott A. Grahl
City of Rolla, Missouri
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