Monday, April 18, 2016

News from The Chronicle

Courtesy of The Chronicle, Volume 128, No. 15, Thursday, April 14, 2016

Property owners are reminded that ALL properties (including vacant lots with empty buildings) are to be kept mowed. Code of Iowa 657.2(12).
If the City finds it necessary to mow, the owner will be billed accordingly. City Codes 56.06 & 56.07.
Blowing cut grass into the street is prohibited. Depositing twigs, branches or other debris onto City streets is prohibited. (Littering section 105.06 of the City Code.)

This debris causes drain sewers to become plugged and further causes street flooding during heavy rainfall. If citizens do not cooperate, citations may be issued. 

Residential Clean Up Days set for April 28th, 29, 30

  • Clean up day - April 28 for curbside pick up.  All items must be on the curb by 8 a.m.
  • For appliances:  April 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for appliances and April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon at the maintenance building.  Appliances, TV's, Computer Monitors, & tires need to be taken to the Maintenance Building site at 401 W Market Street (Hwy 175 West) to be dropped off for a charge. Charges for appliances -$15. TV's-$20, Computer Monitor-$10 & Tires $5-15 depending on the size. These items will be billed after they are dropped off.

Odebolt is Tree City USA Recipient
The City of Odebolt was recently honored with the 2015 Tree City USA Award, presented by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources Forestry Bureau, April 7th at the 26th Annual Community Forestry Awards Luncheon in Des Moines.  Odebolt was one of 81 Iowa communities to qualify.  Elaine Rex and Jim Mickelson were present at the banquet to receive the award.

Fire Department Certification
Fire departments from Nemaha, Sac City and Odebolt were in Odebolt the weekend of April 1-3 testing for certification in driver operator pumper for the State thru Fire Service Training Bureau.

Three hands-on stations, which included driving, pumping and inspection of their vehicles, were part of the training.  They also had 3 days of call, a written exam for their national certification and a practical.

Odebolt has just received their new pumper and this is a great opportunity to get practice and training. This will assist in their ISO training and offers the citizens of Odebolt lower insurance rates.

The new truck is an International and was built by Toyne's in Breda, Iowa.  It will pump 1250 gallons per minute and holds 1500 gallons.  This will give the department a total of 9600 gallons of water on the trucks.

The truck will give them additional fire fighting ability, so they do not have to rely on 1 or 2 trucks.  If someone  calls for mutual assistance the town of Odebolt is not being left unprotected.

EARLY BIRD POOL PASSES are available $65 for immediate family members only until June 1st. After June 1st family passes are $85.  Single pass for the season is $40 for either.

Season passes can only be purchased at City Hall. Daily passes are available at the pool for $3 each no age restrictions.

for Stephanie (Reinhart) Fleenor
Sunday, April 24, 1-3 p.m.
Ida Grove Rec Center
311 Barnes Street, Ida Grove, Iowa

Arthur Public Library
Pancakes for Our Patrons
Sunday, April 24
9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Arthur Community Center

Serving pancakes & sausage, fruit and beverage.  Proceeds go to the library.  Theme baskets will be available for silent auction.

Local Singers help High School Musicians
The OA-BCIG Music Boosters were the recipients of a $300 check presented by the Happiness Express Chorus of Denison as part of thei program of "Enriching Lives Through Singing".

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