Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Rolla’s Public Works Dept. to begin micro surfacing City streets

The City of Rolla Public Works Department will begin asphalt micro-surfacing on several City streets beginning Monday, August 5. The area will include several streets in the Powell Addition, Heritage Heights, Holloway Addition, Schuman’s Addition, and various streets throughout the city.


This 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.

While this work may take several days to complete, streets that are being sealed may require delays up to thirty minutes. Flagmen will be present to direct traffic, and motorists and pedestrians are urged to remain cautious when traveling through the areas of work and use alternate routes whenever possible. 

For more information, please call the Public Works Department at (573) 364-8659.

Map and list of streets that are going to be paved...


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Medical Return Drug Collection Units

The Phelps County Child Advocacy Network, Prevention Consultants of Missouri, and the Rolla Police Department are very excited to announce that we were recently selected through a competitive grant process to receive a Permanent Drug Drop Box through the Missouri Youth/Adult Alliance, a program of ACT Missouri.

The grant provided this permanent drug drop box free of charge to us.
In an effort to keep prescription drugs away from children, prescription drug abusers, and out of our water supply, citizens are able to deposit their unwanted prescription drugs in this permanent drug drop box 24 hours per day. The drug drop box is located inside the main lobby of the Rolla Police Department located at 1007 North Elm Street.

Items accepted are prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples, medications for pets, ointments, lotions, liquid medication in glass or leak proof containers.

Those items not accepted are needles (sharps), thermometers, bloody or infections waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans and inhalers. It is our goal to lower the rates of prescription drug abuse through raising awareness and providing education on the dangers of prescription drugs to Missouri’s youth. We hope that the placement of this permanent drug drop box will help us with our constant battle on the war on drugs.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Burn permits now available online

Beginning July 9th, you may apply online for a burning permit within the City Limits of Rolla.  

The burning permit link will open at 6 a.m. each morning and close one hour before sunset each night. 
The burning permit link will only work on days when the City of Rolla Fire & Rescue is allowing burning in the City of Rolla.  All other days, the webpage will show a sorry, due to darkness, or weather, a permit cannot be issued.
As always, burning permits may still be obtained by calling (573)364-3989.  Bon-Fires (after dark) are still required to be obtained in person at 1490 East 10th Street.