Friday, April 27, 2012

City of Rolla Weekend E-Updates (April 27, 2012)

Paving of Forum Dr.
from 18th to
Old St. James Rd.
begins April 30
The City of Rolla Public Works Department will begin the reconstruction and paving of Forum Drive from 18th Street to Old St. James Road on Monday, April 30 at 7 a.m. The project should be completed sometime this summer.
The first phase of the project will include extensive milling (removing one inch of asphalt), and then excavating materials. After removing the materials, gravel will be placed on the road surface, and the road will be paved with five inches of asphalt.
Detour signs will be posted in the construction area, indicating lane closures and alternate routes. During this time the City appreciates the assistance and cooperation of the public. For more information, please call the Public Works Department at 364-8659 or visit

Rolla Downtown
Farmer’s Market
open every Tuesday
The Rolla Downtown Farmer’s in the City’s Downtown Festival Lot (lower parking lot by Rolla City Hall), will be open from 7 a.m. until 12-noon each Tuesday throughout the growing season.
The Farmer’s Market is coordinated by Roy Fiscus and Wilma Bingham, and spots are available for vendors to sell their items, but they must be locally grown or made products/produce (Phelps County).
No flea market, yard sale type items will be permitted. All spots are first come, first served. The cost to host a booth is $2 per day, which is given to the organizers the day the vendors are there.
For additional information, please contact Roy Fiscus at 341-8045 or Wilma Bingham at 364-5544.

RPD conducting sobriety
Checkpoints in May
The Rolla Police Department will be cracking down on impaired drivers by conducting one to two sobriety checkpoints during the month of May 2012.
Law enforcement efforts will be increased in an endeavor to reduce the deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers.
Those caught drinking and driving could lose their license, money and freedom.

RPD to crack down
on drunk driving
May 3-13
With prom and graduation season here, Missouri law enforcement want to make sure Missouri youth are celebrating safe and sober. The Rolla Police Department will join other Missouri law enforcement agencies to crack down on drunk driving May 3-13.
It is illegal for someone under 21 to possess or consume alcohol in Missouri, yet youth make up a significant proportion of drunk drivers causing traffic crashes on Missouri roadways. Missouri has a Zero Tolerance Law. If you are under 21, your license will be suspended if you’re caught driving with even a trace of alcohol in your system.
Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, loss of their driver’s licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation.
“Driving drunk is simply not worth all the consequences,” said Sgt. Tim Mayfield with the Rolla Police Department. “Zero tolerance means zero chances: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
In 2011 in Missouri, 220 people were killed and 916 seriously injured in crashes involving an impaired driver. For more information, please visit

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
set for May 3
The National Day of Prayer Committee is hosting the 2012 Mayor's Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 3, 6:30 a.m., at Missouri S&T's Havener Center. 
Individual tickets for the event are $12 and can be purchased from Millie Street, Executive Secretary, Administration Department, Rolla City Hall (3rd Floor), 901 N. Elm Street during regular business hours.
The cost to sponsor a table is $125, which entitles you to a full breakfast for eight people of your choosing.

(Pictured at the ‘National Day of Prayer’ proclamation signing with Rolla Mayor Bill Jenks, III (holding proclamation) on April 25 at Rolla City Hall are (front row, l to r): 2012 National Day of Prayer Committee members: Emily Barnes; Pastor Gary Teague; (second row, l-r): Pastor Mark Johnson; Linda Goff; Emily Barnes and Pastor Danny Kemp. Not pictured are: National Day of Prayer committee members Lynne Brennan-Howk, Mary Daily, Samuel Frimpong, Steve George, Elizabeth Smith, and Sue Stoltz.)
The keynote speaker this year will be Karen Dye, Executive Producer and host of a Christian television program, "A Courageous Heart." She is a 20-year veteran of the radio broadcast industry and is a former morning show co-host at SPIRIT FM. She has been a featured speaker for the "Celebrate Recovery" groups and has lived a life that has been filled with challenges and heartbreak.
As a part of the National Day of Prayer, the Rolla community is also invited to Youth United – National Day of Prayer Teen Service on Wednesday, May 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Rolla. This is a free event for all local teens. In addition, on Thursday, May 3 a concert by "The Connection" will begin at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. There will be prayer for our Rolla area community, schools, hospitals, and military. It is a free event with special activities for children.
If you have any questions, please contact Emily Barnes at 364-3292 or e-mail her at

Rolla City Council
Mtg. May 7
The next Rolla City Council meeting will be held on Monday, May 7 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.

Environmental Services Important Dates

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May 28, 2012 - Memorial DayMonday’s trash will be picked up Tuesday; Tuesday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
July 4, 2012 - Independence Day:  Schedule will not change.
Sept. 3, 2012 - Labor Day:  Monday’s trash will be picked up Tuesday; Tuesday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
Oct. 6, 2012 - Citywide Fall Clean Up: Saturday - Citywide clean up day (residential only).
Nov. 22, 2012 – Thanksgiving Day:  Thursday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
Dec. 25, 2012 Christmas Day:  Tuesday’s trash will be picked up Wednesday.
Holidays NOT affecting trash or recycling collection:
            Oct. 8, 2012 – Columbus Day
            Nov. 12, 2012 – Veteran’s Day
Nov. 23, 2012 – Day after Thanksgiving

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 Gabe Mankin, Digital Media Operations Manager, at (573) 426-3377 or at
Be sure to watch Rolla Channel 16 – Education, Government and Community for you!

Upcoming Events
APRIL 2012
April 28 – Prescription Drug Take Back Event “drive through” – Bring your old or unused prescription and over the counter drugs for safe and environmentally friendly disposal; First Presbyterian Church parking lot, 10th Street

MAY 2012
May 3 – Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast (6:30 a.m.); Havener Center, Missouri S&T campus; tickets available at Rolla City Hall - Administration, 3rd Floor
May 5 – 8th Annual Youth Fishing Fair (8 a.m.); Ber Juan Lake, located behind The Centre, 1200 N. Holloway St.
May 7 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
May 11-12 – Rolla Downtown Days; music, food, drink and great shopping
May 12 – Cruise In (5-8 p.m.); JC Penney Parking Lot, Southside Shoppers World
May 21 – Rolla City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
May 28 – City Hall closed for Memorial Day Holiday

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