Beautification Committee is now taking nominations for the prettiest Summer Yard for their Beautification Award. Please contact one of the members of the Beautification Committee to nominate your yard or someone else’s in the City Limits of Alexandria to be considered. Contact: Sue Neltner (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kyle Sparks (email@example.com), or Tom Baldridge (firstname.lastname@example.org). Photos are helpful. Deadline for nominations is 2:00 p.m on August 22nd. The winner will be announced at the September 5th city council meeting.
Nixle is back up and running again. Go to http://www.nixle.com/ and type in your zip code to sign up, or simply text your zip code to 888777 for mobile alerts on traffic problems, safety issues, etc.
Catfish are Coming — later! The 1,400 catfish that were to be delivered on Monday, July 22nd HAS BEEN POSTPONED until water conditions improve. We will post the date when we find out.
MESSAGE FROM RUMPKE: Proper Disposal of Summer Staples
Annually, our company sees an increase in truck fires during summer months. As we usher in warmer weather, we want to remind customers about the dangers of placing items like pool chemicals, charcoal embers, fireworks, propane tanks, lithium ion batteries and other flammable materials in the trash.
- Pool chemicals can be highly reactive and capable of generating extreme temperatures, as well as releasing toxic vapors, if improperly handled or stored.
- Charcoal embers and fireworks that aren’t properly extinguished can reignite. Please soak these items in water prior to disposal.
- Lithium ion batteries – like the batteries in yard equipment, cell phones or laptops, can ignite when compacted in garbage trucks.
Rumpke offers the following tips for disposing of these types of materials:
- Check the label: Many household cleaning supplies contain dangerous chemicals. If the container is labeled “Danger” or “Poison”, this is an indication of hazardous waste, do not place the item in your trash or recycling container.
- Review service guidelines: Find them on the back of your Rumpke invoice or at www.rumpke.com.
- Research local options: Most local solid waste districts offer residents disposal options for household hazardous wastes, such as:
- Paint thinner
- Lawn and pool chemicals
- Florescent light bulbs
- Gasoline and oil
As a reminder, federal law prohibits Rumpke from collecting batteries, tires, liquids, combustible materials or any items identified as hazardous.
VOLUNTEER NEEDED: The City of Alexandria one opening for an Alternate member of the city’s Board of Ethics. You MUST RESIDE inside Alexandria City Limits for at least one year in order to be considered for this board. If you are interested, please complete the attached COMMISSIONS AND BOARDS APPLICATION and return it to the City Clerk’s office at 8236 W. Main Street, Alexandria, KY 41001, or email to email@example.com. For any questions, please call 859-635-4125.
CENSUS TAKERS NEEDED!!! – The U.S. Census Bureau is gearing up for the 2020 Census and is in need of people to work as census takers. This is a temporary employment opportunity, flexible hours, paid training, $14/hr. and mileage reimbursement of $0.58/mile. You must be 18 years of age or older, a U.S. Citizen, have an email address, and be able to provide your own transportation. See the Recruiting Flyer for more information, and where and how to apply.
SUMMER MOVIES IN THE PARK: (FREE) Sponsored by Woodmen Life. Movies start at dusk, bring your own chairs & blankets. NOTE: the August movie date has been moved as it conflicted with the Alexandria Fair. “How to Train Your Dragon – The Hidden World” will be aired sometime in September. Stay tuned!
Beginning June 1st the Farmer’s Market sells fruits and vegetables in the parking lot of the Southern Bowling Lanes, located at 7634 Alexandria Pike in Alexandria Friday from 3PM to 6PM. This is all homegrown produce and supports your local farmers.
ALEXANDRIA FAIR AND HORSE SHOW: The Fair kicks off with the parade on Wednesday, August 28th at 6:30 (Washington Street will close at 6:00), and will run through Monday, September 2nd.
NEXT MOVIE NIGHT: Date Change: Moved from August 30th because of a conflict with the Alexandria Fair to September 20th. Come see “How to Train Your Dragon – The Hidden World”
FALL CAMPBELL COUNTY CLEAN-UP EVENT: October 11 & 12, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. See FLYER for more information, including the addition of a fourth location.