The Riley City Council will hold their regular in-person meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd at City Hall. The agenda can be found on the city's website www.cityofriley.org under the City Government tab.
Weather permitting, Vance Brothers will be in town Thursday and Friday of this week (September 24th and 25th) to chip seal some streets. The roadways must be completely clear of all vehicles, campers, boats and trash totes. Everything must be off the street. If you have a vehicle that cannot be moved, please contact the city office immediately at 785-485-2802.
We will post any changes to the schedule on the city Facebook page and the city website at www.cityofriley.org.
- South Iowa St.
- South Billing St.
- East Elm St.
- East Chestnut St.
- East Cedar St.
- North Hassebroek St. – North Clay Alley
Riley City Wide Clean-Up
September 28th and 29th, 2020
The City of Riley will be picking up debris sorted and placed by the curb Monday and Tuesday,
September 28th and 29th. Items must be sorted or the city will not pick up. Items put out after September 29th will not be picked up.
Lend a hand and clean up town by taking care of your residential property. This is an opportunity to get rid of unwanted items. Items must be sorted in the following manner:
o Bricks, rocks and concrete
o Large furniture
o Brush and tree limbs
o Wood, plywood and lumber
o Grass and leaves (Biodegradable bags only, NO PLASTIC)
o Appliances (with refrigerant removed)
NO TIRES, SHINGLES OR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
WILL BE PICKED UP BY THE CITY
(Unacceptable items include electronics, televisions, paint cans, tar buckets, caulk tubes, batteries,
liquids, rags, books and paper, friable asbestos and processed lumber)
DO NOT PLACE ANY ITEMS IN OR AROUND THE ROLL-OFFS
THIS INCLUDES TELEVISIONS
Senior citizens: If you need help getting heavy items to the curb, please call the city office at 485-2802 or the city shop at 485-2425.
Be reasonable with what you put out for pick up. It is entirely up to the discretion of city employees to determine the amount they will pick up at any one residence. The city will not spend 3 or 4 hours at one household picking up items.
Be careful this time of year when mowing. As the leaves accumulate over your meter lid making them harder to see and easier to hit with a mower. Accidents do happen and if a lid does get hit, call the city to have it checked. We would rather get it checked and fixed right away and avoid having a meter freeze up later.
This is a friendly reminder that the dumpster in the West City Park is for cardboard only. Also, please break down the boxes so they are flat before placing them in the dumpster. It is only emptied twice a month, so when boxes are thrown in without breaking them down it fills up quickly and causes a mess. Please be considerate and use it appropriately.
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.
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.