Happy February! The first month of the year is already over. Unbelievable. Hopefully that means it won’t be long before we start having warmer weather. I guess we can only hope! The winter has been fairly mild so far, so we can be thankful for that.
Just a reminder from O.C. Sanitation that they are asking residents to have trash/recycling containers off the street in the winter. To put them at least 3 feet back on the curb, so they don’t get wrecked by the snow plow or blown down the street. They also would like to make sure you scoop by your trash container. Do Not sit on top of a snow pile! They cannot pick that up. In past years they have had people put their trash containers on top of a 3 1/2 ft. snow pile. This DOES NOT work! Please make sure to take your containers away from the road the same day as pickup so they do not break. Also, if your lid does not close because of too much trash, you need to come up to the City Office and purchase an extra garbage tag for $1 for any extra garbage bags up to 35 gal. Also, OC Sanitation is not getting to town as early as they use to, because they have another route they are doing before they get to Ireton. They are usually here by 11:30-12:00.
It is our City Ordinance that during winter months. if it snows and the streets need to be plowed and vehicles are still parked on the streets or in alley’s, you will be ticketed. 1st offense $25 fine, 2nd offense $50 fine, 3rd offense the vehicle will be towed at the owner’s expense. Please be courteous and park your vehicles on the driveway or your yard, so they can get the streets plowed without having to watch for vehicles parked on the streets. If it is during a snowstorm, usually we put out a snow alert on all the TV stations and on the electronic sign. We have had too many vehicles parked on the streets this year already, that haven’t complied with our ordinance. If this keeps happening, it might force the Council to re-evaluate and change the ordinance back to no parking at all on the streets during the months of November through April.
If you are bored and need something to do. Come check out the Library at the City Offices. There are a lot of books to choose from. And remember it is a book exchange that you may either take that book out and read it and bring back or you may take a book and bring another one in. We also have newer Blue ray DVD movies now too! It’s definitely worth checking into. Especially if we start getting colder weather and you want to stay inside where it’s warm.
Not much more for news right now, because it’s winter and not much happening.
Until next time!