The Rec. Director (James Mayhew) has taken a new job that prevents him from continuing his employment with the city, as a result there is now a search for a new Rec. Director. Click on the link below for more information.
FYI: James Mayhew is still the Rec. Director and any inquiries about the rec. programs should be directed to him.
Bob Schindler provides an update on the activity at the city's transfer station in recent years.
Bob Schindler also reports that 52.55 tons of metal was recycled in 2021 and that it generated $5,395.60 in revenue, compared to $2,261.15 in revenue in 2020.
The picture below shows the single lane bridge that crosses College Creek. It is often referred to as the Palmer Street bridge. Although the concrete structure meets an online dictionary's definition of a bridge (a structure spanning and providing passage over a river, chasm, road, or the like.), it may not meet the state's definition of a bridge when it comes to grants and other financing options - not that anyone has asked for such.
The image below illustrates that the portion of Palmer that runs to the east of South First Street is identified as East Palmer Street, and the portion of the street running to the west of South First Street is known as West Palmer Street. Sounds confusing, but the image below should help clear things up. If the image below doesn't help, try reading the following aloud: "One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know."
The images below shows that there is a road that runs to the west of South 9th Street and it is identified as Palmer Street on the Google and Palmer Street for the portion within the city and Palmer Road for the portion outside of the city - on the County's GIS map. (click on the images to enlarge them)
If you take Palmer Street (the one off of S. 9th Street) it takes you by an entrance to the Pace Trailer Court. While heading west, before reaching the first entrance to the trailer court (Court Circle), you'll cross a bridge over Willard Creek that is sometimes referred to as the Palmer Street Bridge. So, there are two bridges in the area that are sometimes referred to as the Palmer Street bridge. (It's worth noting that Pace Drive, Court Drive (or Court Circle), as well as Short Lane are all private roads.)
Please have all vehicles removed from Bertrand Avenue by 5:00 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, December 23rd as the Street Department employees will be cleaning the street at that time.
At the December 21, 2021 City Commission meeting Christie Hitch-Johnson, president of Tri County Waste, spoke about her increased cost for everything from fuel to dumpsters, as well as the cost to retain good employees. After discussion, the City Commission agreed to increase the residential rates by $2.00. Tri County Waste's commercial rates have not changed.
The image below reflects the rate increase that will appear on the February 1, 2022 utility bills.
The Tuesday, December 21, 2021 City Commission meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. instead of 7:00 p.m. The advertised hearing for amending the 2021 Budget is still scheduled for 7:10 p.m. The link below is for the meeting packet.
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