NOTES FROM CITY HALL — MARCH, 2013
WELCOME TO SPRING
There is no open burning at any time in the City of Elysian, pursuant to State Statute.
If anyone needs a different sized recycling cart or an upgrade on a curbie for your garbage, please call City Hall at 267-4708 and we will get that to you.
Reminder: Anyone with pets and who take them for a walk in the community, please remember to take a bag along and pick up their feces. City of Elysian Animal Ordinance states that animal feces cannot be deposited on private property of another person.
Reminder: Animal licenses are due as of January 1, 2013. Cost is $3.00 per license. Proof of rabies vaccination will be needed prior to obtaining a license.
Reminder: Friday evenings at the American Legion Club Rooms, BINGO sponsored by the Horizons Group starting at 6:30 p.m. This is cash bingo with proceeds going to community endeavors. May 17th. will be the last BINGO for the season. It will be reinstated in the Fall.
Mark your calendar now: Elysian City Wide Garage Sales sponsored by the Elysian Area Chamber of Commerce will be held on Friday, May 10th. and Saturday, May 11th. If you wish to participate in the sale and wish to have some of your items for sale advertised in the Elysian Enterprise, please pick up a form at the Pit Stop, and return the form before May 1st. There is no charge for placing an ad.
City Wide Spring Clean-up on Saturday, May 11, 2013, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in front of the Elysian Learning Center (former WEM School) located on 5th. Street NW.
The following is a list of chargeable items:
WHO CAN BRING THEIR MATERIALS TO THE SITE?
Residents who live in the City limits of Elysian. All residents should be prepared to show their driver’s license or an alternate form of identification if needed. No waste from non-residential customers, contractors, businesses or those residing outside the City limits will be accepted.
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS AND PREPARATION GUIDELINES
General Non-Hazardous Household Waste "junk"
Furniture items (Couches, Chairs, Tables, Mattresses, Box Springs, etc.)
Small amounts of Re-modeling materials (Siding, Dried out paint cans, Drywall, Carpet, etc.)
All items should be boxed, bagged or contained in some manner.
Absolutely NO pickup loads of loose shingles or tires will be accepted!
All resident should be prepared to pay Waste Management Personnel for the following items:
VCR / DVR, Boom Box $6.00
Computer Set – Tower, Monitor and Printer $26.00
Laptop or Computer $26.00
Desktop Copier / Fax $26.00
TV’s – Includes Console or Large Screen $26.00
Electronic Typewriters $26.00
Keyboard, Mouse and Handheld Devices $0
Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Hot Water Heater, Furnace, Heat Pump, Garbage Disposal $26.00
Trash Compactor, Microwave, Oven, Range, Stove $26.00
Window A/C, De-Humidifier, Refrigerator, Freezer (doors off) $26.00
Batteries (Includes: auto, flashlight, rechargeable, etc.)
Chemical Products (Includes: herbicides, pesticides)
Fluorescent Tubes and Light Bulbs
Hazardous, Industrial, Infectious Waste
Liquid Waste, Paints, Thinners, Removers
Oils, Oil Rags (Includes: any type of oil drilling waste)
Radioactive Materials Naturally Occurring (NORM)
Yard Waste (Includes: grass clippings, tree and shrub waste
WASTE MANAGEMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO DETERMINE FINAL ACCEPTABILITY OF WASTE STREAM
PLEASE CALL ELYSIAN CITY HALL WITH ANY QUESTIONS AT 507-267-4708
Brush and leaf pile located at the sanitary sewer pond off of County Road 14, north of the City, is opening starting April 27th.. The schedule of open hours will be: Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to
7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. Only brush, small branches, less than 3 inches in diameter and leaves may be dropped off at the site. This service is available to only citizens of the City of Elysian.
Storm Sewers Are Not For Grass Clippings!
Please mow your lawn AWAY from the street so your grass clippings do not end up in the city’s storm sewers. The storm sewers are not designed to handle leaves and grass clippings from residences. This extra material may cause back-ups which could result in flooding. Save the city, our lakes, and yourself problems and money by being responsible and disposing of your grass clippings and litter/debris in a responsible manner, by hauling to the brush pile located on County Road #14 near the sanitary sewer ponds. Let’s set a good example to show our children that protecting the environment is important.
Water hydrants will be flushed monthly on the third Thursday beginning in April until the weather turns cold. Dates of flushing: April 25 (changed due to inclement weather), May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21, (if weather allows).
Locally owned and operated businesses, Optimum Fitness Center, Wellness Strategies for Life, Tranquil Escape Massage and Bodywork, Fitness 4 Life, and Rae’s AH Natural would like to invite the community to stop down for a Health and Wellness Day at the “Community Wellness Event” on Thursday, April 25th. from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 205 and 207 Main Street East Elysian. Sam’s Club will be on site to discuss new and renewal memberships and members of the Elysian Fire and Rescue will be conducting blood pressure checks from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Register to win $25.00 in Elysian Dollars and other prizes.
American Legion Post #311 will be sponsoring a “Bullhead Night” on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Legion Club Rooms starting at 4:00 p.m. Serving bullheads until gone.
With the July 4th. Celebration fast approaching and due to the extreme heat of last July 4th. Celebration, the Elysian Area Chamber of Commerce did not succeed in having their usual successful celebration. In order to go forward with this year’s event, the Chamber of Commerce is asking for participation of others to help defray some of the costs of the event by sponsorship of various activities. If you have a question or would like to offer your help or input, please contact City Hall at 507-267-4708, or e-mail email@example.com. The July 4th. Celebration is a huge promotion for our community and is beneficial to all of our businesses.
Support your Chamber of Commerce, purchase a duck race ticket - $5.00 from any local business.
The Elysian Tourism center basement is a designated storm shelter. The shelter will be open during the time of a severe weather warning. Anyone without a basement is encouraged to find a secure shelter.
Golf Carts are allowed to operate on Elysian city streets with a permit issued by the City of Elysian. The cost is $10.00 per year. Operators of Golf Carts must follow all City of Elysian rules and regulations. Requirements for operating a Golf Cart are as follows: The Golf Cart must have a rearview mirror, a slow moving vehicle sign, must have lights, have insurance (must be produced when asked for by law enforcement officer), only operated at a speed no greater than 10 miles per hour, may only cross a county or state highway for purpose of crossing to a city roadway and you must have a valid driver’s license to operate the golf cart.
If you notice a street light that is out or not working properly, please call City Hal 507-267-4708. Please be prepared to give the address of the house closest to the light and the intersecting street.
Anyone wishing to helping in cleaning up the Highway #60 road ditches, please contact City Hall at 507-267-4708.
REMINDER: Call Gopher State One Call at 1-800-252-1122 to have underground utilities located prior to doing any digging.