Catfish are Coming! The Alexandria Community Park Lake will be stocked with 1,400 catfish on Thursday, July 18th.
Happy Summer! Grass is growing and people are mowing! The City of Alexandria has an ordinance that states, “it shall be unlawful to sweep, throw, or otherwise deposit sweepings, litter, or other matter from private property onto a sidewalk or from a sidewalk onto a roadway or into the gutter or catch basin thereof”. (Sec. 91.35) Also, SD1 asks us to remember that pollutants and debris washed into catch basins are carried to nearby waterways. Once in creeks and rivers, chemicals, yard debris, litter and dirt can degrade the quality of the water we rely on for drinking water and recreation. Basins and drains clogged by debris also can lead to storm water flooding that creates safety hazards and property damage. Thank you!
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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The City of Alexandria also has openings on some of our boards (see listing below). You MUST RESIDE inside Alexandria City Limits in order to be considered for these boards. 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.
Ethics Board: 1 Regular member; 2 Alternate members
Code Enforcement Board: 1 Regular member; 1 Alternate member
Property Maintenance Board of Appeals: 1 Alternate member
Board of Adjustments: 1 Regular member
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.
July 26 – “Incredibles 2”
August 30 – “How to Train Your Dragon – The Hidden World”
DOG DAY AT THE PARK: August 10, 9:00 a.m. – Noon Miracle dog “Trooper” will be making an appearance! Admission is free, but accepting donations for Campbell Co. Animal Shelter. See attached FLYER for more information.
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.