City Wide Clean-Up
The city will pick up debris placed by the curb Monday and Tuesday September 23rd and 24th. Items must be sorted and separated or the city will not pick them up. Items put out after September 24th will not be pick up. Use this opportunity to help clean up the town and get rid of unwanted items. Acceptable items are Bricks, Rocks and concrete, large furniture, brush and tree limbs, wood, playwood and lumber, crass and leaves in biodegradable bags only, NO PLASTIC, Appliance (with refrigerant removed), metal. Unacceptable Item include electronics, televisions, paint cans, tar buckets, caulk tubes, batteries, liquids, rags, books and paper, friable asbestos and processed lumber.
Senior Citizens: If you need help getting heavy items to teh curb, please call teh city office at 485-2802 or the city shop at 485-2425 prior to September 24th so scheduling can be done for assistance.
Be reasonable with waht you put out for pick up and make certain all items are properly sorted and separated. It is entirely up to the city employees to determine what amount they can pick up. The city will not spend 3 or 4 hours at one household picking up items.
The pool has closed for the season.
North Central Regional Planning Commission
Household Weatherization Program
The North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC) is administering the U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program which reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their home, while ensuring their health and safety. Eligibility for the Weatherization Program is based solely on income; veification is done at no cost to the individual resident. If the dwelling is a rental unit, the landlord must sign a landlord release form before any materials will be installed. The City has a copy of the application with income guidelines or that information may also be found at the NCRPC web-site; www.ncrpc.org/services/housing/weatheriztion Program link: NCRPC Household Weatherization Program
Habitat for Humanity
Larry Liotta from Manhattan Area habitat for Humanity came to a City Council meeting and gave a great presentation on what Habitat for Humanity is doing in the area. Not only are they involved in complete builds, but they also have the Habitat Repair Team for repairing, preserving and improving homes in Riley & Pottawatomie counties. Their new Aging in Place program serves older adults (65+) to help them with modifications or repairs that help them live in their own home safely and independently. If you know anyone that could use some help check out their webpage for more information.
Burn Site Notice
NEW BURN SITE HOURS
Burn Site hours:
Wednesday 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The burn site gate will be closed and locked between the
regular posted open hours. This is in response to
recent misuse of the site. KDHE regulates the burn site,
and illegal dumping could result in fines from the state. We
regret the inconvenience.
This is a friendly reminder that the dumpster in the West City Park is for cardboard only. Please be considerate and use it appropriately.
Flint Hills Regional Council (FHRC)
Communities to call home.
The Flint Hills Regional Council's website "Communities to Call Home" is up and running. The website features information on 26 communities in the Flint Hills region for new residents. Regional employers can direct new residents/employees to the site when seeking a community to live in.
Riley Soaring High Comprehensive Plan
Comprehensive plan website: www.RileySoaringHigh.com