Tuesday, May 21, 2013

City of Rolla Weekly E-Updates (May 21, 2013)

Open House set
for May 22
at Environmental
Services Facility
The public is invited to attend an Open House at the City of Rolla’s new Environmental Services facility located at 2301 McCutchen Drive on Wednesday, May 22 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
The event kicks off with a ribbon cutting ceremony coordinated by the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Ambassadors,  followed by tours of the facility and light refreshments.
The 20,-000-sqaure-foot facility houses the Environmental Services’ Vehicle Maintenance and Sanitation Divisions previously located off Sharp Road.
The highly efficient ‘green’ facility, which was in the works for over 15 years, significantly improves the working environment, storage capacity and the quality of services now provided by City employees for the Rolla community.
For more information, please call 364-6693.

May 27 for
Memorial Day Holiday
Rolla City Hall (901 N. Elm Street) will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
The Centre, Rolla’s Health and Recreation Complex (1200 N. Holloway St.), will be open Memorial Day from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. The indoor pool at The Centre will be closed for an equipment upgrade beginning Monday, May 27, and will reopen on Tuesday, June 4.
SplashZone, Rolla’s outdoor water park, will be open on Memorial Day, May 27 from 12-noon to 5 p.m.
The City’s Environmental Services Department will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. 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.
A Memorial Day Service coordinated by the Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce will be held on Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, (located on Southview Drive off of Hwy. 72).For more information, please call 426-6948 or visit the City’s Website at www.rollacity.org

Law Enforcement
Torch Run set
for May 28
As many of us make plans for the Memorial Day weekend, Rolla Police Officers along with officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Phelps County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri S&T and several surrounding police agencies, are preparing  to run  in the 28th Annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run on Tuesday, May 28.
This year the torch run starts at the Sullivan Wal-Mart parking lot at 9 a.m., and ends in a gala celebration with all the runners arriving at the Rolla Kohls parking lot (220 N. Bishop) at approximately 1:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase and entertainment provided by Travel Tunes DJ service starting at 12:30 p.m.
 “We invite the entire community to join us in a gala celebration as we cheer on the runners and show them how much we support and appreciate their efforts,” said Sgt. Vince Giacolone, who is coordinating the event with Lt. Steve Davis, a member of the Troup I State Highway Patrol.
For more information, please contact Sgt. Giacolone at 308-1213.

RPD to conduct
sobriety checkpoints
month of May
The Rolla Police Department will be cracking down on impaired drivers by conducting one to two sobriety checkpoints during the month of May 2013.
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.
For more information, please visit www.saveMOlives.com.

Rolla City Council
Mtg. set for
June 3
The next Rolla City Council meeting will be held on Monday, June 3 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 June 3 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.

Rolla Optimist Tennis
Program set for
June 10-20
Summer is right around the corner, and the Rolla Optimist Tennis Program for children ages 9-15 will be held June 10 through June 20 at the Ber Juan Tennis Complex (located at the corner of Holloway and 14th Streets in Rolla) next to The Centre.
The program is FREE, and parent help is welcomed. Donations accepted. For more specific details and a registration form, please click on link below:

Rolla Downtown
Farmers Market
open every Tuesday
The Rolla Downtown Farmers Market will be open from 7 a.m. until 12-noon every  Tuesday through October in the downtown festival lot next to City Hall (at the corner of 9th and Oak Streets).
Vendors will be set up in the lower festival lot at City Hall beneath the large blue shade canopy.
The market is known for locally grown produce, homemade breads, jams and jellies, locally grown plants, farm fresh eggs, fresh meat, and various other handcrafted and homemade goodies.
For more information, please contact Joyce Schaefferkoetter at 573-265-6122 or at 573-201-3671.
The mission of the market is to provide fresh produce and local crafts in a family-friendly outdoor market to the Rolla community.
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2013: Environmental Services Dept. List of Important Dates (Clip & Save) 

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
MAY 2013
May 22 – Open House for new Environmental Services facility; (4-6 p.m.); 2301 McCutchen Drive (364-6693); open to the public
May 27 – Memorial Day Services (10 a.m.); Veterans Memorial Park, Southview Dr.
May 28 – Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Missouri; starts at Sullivan Wal-Mart at 9 a.m.; ends at Rolla Kohls parking lot at 1:30 p.m.; gala celebration at 12:30 p.m. (Sgt. Vince Giacolone, 308-1213)
May 31-June 2 – Route 66 Summerfest; downtown festival lots; details at www.route66summerfest.com           
JUNE 2013
June 1-2 – Route 66 Summerfest; downtown festival lots; details at www.route66summerfest.com
June 2 – 9th Annual Youth Fishing Fair (1-3 p.m.); Ber Juan Lake; FREE (341-2368)
June 3 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
June 17 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
JUILY 2013
July 1 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)
July 4 – City Hall closed for Independence Day
July 15 – City Council Mtg. (6:30 p.m.)

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