City of Nevada April 2009 News Along the Highway www.ci.nevada.ia.us Spring Clean-Up April 25, 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Meeting Schedule Spring Clean-up will be held on Saturday, April 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. During this event you may bring any regular household item to the drop off site in • Council: Apr. 13 and the west parking lot of Harrington Park (15th Street and Lincoln Highway, please 27, City Hall Council enter the parking lot from 15th Street). Assistance for unloading will be available at Chambers 5:30 p.m. the site. Nevada residents only – Identification will be required. • Planning and Zoning: Apr. 6, City Hall Coun- ACCEPTED cil Chambers 6:15 p.m. • Paint cans will be accepted only if they are empty or dried out. • Library: Apr. 20, • There will be a limit of two (in total) televisions or computer screens from each Library Meeting Room household. 4:30 p.m. • Toys, swing sets, carpet, furniture, lawn mowers, snow blowers, household • Parks and Rec. Board: goods, papers, plastics, and metals. Apr. 15, Gates Hall 5:15 p.m. NOT ACCEPTED • Historic Preservation Commission: Apr. 2, • Yard waste is accepted by All Seasons Contracting Services at 407 Freel Drive 5:30 p.m., City Hall in special bags. Call 233-8508 for their rates and hours of operation. Council Chambers • Tires are accepted for a fee at the Ames Resource Recovery Plant. • Cemetery: Apr. 2, 9:00 • Appliances are accepted for a fee at the Ames Resource Recovery Plant. a.m., Sexton’s Office • Household Hazardous waste is accepted by appointment at the Ames Resource Recovery Plant (Call 239-5137). Open Burning of • Waste oil. Landscape Waste starts • Construction/demolition debris. These materials must be disposed of at the April 1 and goes through Ames-Story Environmental Landfill at 2101 Watt Street. Call them at 232-5864. May 15 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check the website for more information. If you miss the Nevada hours the Ames Resource Recovery Plant, 110 Center Avenue, will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please access the Plant from the Save the Date! west on 2nd Street. Expect a wait, so please be patient. The city wide garage sale will be June 12 and 13. Thanks to the Nevada Kiwanis who once again are volunteering their time to assist More information to with this program. follow. Hydrant Flushing will “SERVICE ABOVE SELF – EVERYBODY VOLUNTEERS” be during the month of LOCAL SERVICE PROJECT, 2008-09 May Rotary Club of Nevada, Iowa To make a difference locally, all members of the Nevada Rotary Club are Easter Egg Hunt encouraged to volunteer at or financially support one of a short list of local Nevada Jaycees and organizations that serves the needs of people in the community who are struggling Rolling Green Village is with issues of poverty, hunger, etc. Below is a list of recommended organizations having the annual Easter in Nevada that could benefit from your contribution of hours or money. For Egg Hunt on April 4 at members who do not reside in Nevada, feel free to select similar volunteer Rolling Green Village, 100 opportunities in your own communities. Our goal is 100% participation. 6th St., at 1:00 p.m. for Contact information for opportunities within Nevada: Birth to 3 year olds and at Angel Food Ministries, Jody Melcher, 382-5811 1:15 p.m. for 4 to 10 Good Samaritan, Vicki Wurth, 382-2974 year olds. The Easter Harmony Closet, Mary Ann Downs, 382-3521 (Day) or 382-2477 (Evening) Bunny will be present Nevada Community Cupboard, Gil Petersen, 382-4440 for pictures. (Rain YSS Grip Mentoring, Erin Mousel, 382-6874 Date is April 11) 4th of July Committee hosting Spaghetti Supper The Nevada 4th of July committee would like to invite everyone to a Spaghetti Supper held on Saturday, April 4 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Nevada American Legion, 1331 Sixth Street. Spaghetti, breadsticks, salad, dessert and a beverage will be served for a free-will donation. The “More Bang for your Buck” canisters will be placed around the community during May and June. Donations to support the 4th of July celebration and fireworks fund may be sent to the City of Nevada, 1209 Sixth Street, Nevada, IA, 50201. Checks should be made out to “Fourth of July Fund”. Individuals, churches and civic organizations are encouraged to become involved in the celebration. Everyone is welcome to attend the committee meetings which are held on the first Monday of each month at Traditional and Contemporary Ceramics, 1104 Sixth Street. SIDEWALK PROGRAM Pursuant to City and Iowa Code, property owners are responsible for maintaining the public sidewalks abutting their property. Likewise, cities are responsible for inspecting these public ways to make sure property owners are fulfilling their responsibility and taking corrective action if sidewalks are not properly maintained. The City has established a sidewalk program to improve the quality of sidewalks in the City of Nevada. This program provides a means of reviewing the condition of existing sidewalks throughout the City. This program will be available strictly for those served sidewalk repair notices by the City, and is first-come, first-serve for these persons. No more funds can be allocated after the year’s budget has been exhausted. The 2009 inspection will concentrate on Zone 1. Zone 1 is from 10th Street to 19th Street between H Avenue and Lincoln Highway. Inspections shall occur in the spring. The affected area is reviewed by staff using sidewalk defect figures adopted by the City Council. Notices will then be sent to the property owner of record. The program allows affected property owners 90 days to make repairs and also provides an opportunity to cost-share with the City. If you are in Zone 1 and would like more information, you may obtain a packet at the Library or City Hall. You can also log on to the City’s website and click City Departments, Planning and Zoning, and Sidewalk Program to get all of the details of the program. Those without Internet access may go to the library to use the Internet or may call City Hall at 382-5466, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. to contact the Planning & Zoning Department. News from the Library National Library Week is April 12 – 18, 2009! The Nevada Public Library will be celebrating all month long with various activities. During National Library Week, we will again have a fine amnesty. If you have an overdue book and bring it in during that week with a non-perishable food item for the Nevada Community Cupboard, we will waive the fine. If you pay old fines on your account from books returned previously, we will cut your fine in half if you bring in a non-perishable food item. We will be collecting for the Community Cupboard all month, so you may bring in items to donate at any time, but fines will only be waived or discounted during National Library Week. Last year we collected just over 400 items for the Cupboard. In this time of increased need, let’s see if we can beat last year’s record! We will also be celebrating with Musical Lunch Breaks during National Library Week. From April 13 through 17, students from the high school or the middle school will come to perform music each day at noon. Please come, bring your lunch and hear some live music. We also invite classes from the elementary school to come and eat lunch and enjoy this great opportunity. You might like to join your elementary student for lunch at the library! If you have any questions, please call the Library at 382-2628. Friends of the Nevada Public Library will have a two-day open house and book sale at the library on April 24 and 25. Come for the open house then go downstairs to the basement for the book sale during regular Library hours. Learn what Friends of the Nevada Public Library does for the Library and what you can do to help. There will be refreshments available both days. Friday, April 24 the book sale is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On Saturday, April 25 the sale will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come to the open house and the sale and support the Nevada Public Library. “Paint a Rainbow of Reading” at the Story County Toddler Fest on Saturday, April 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Bertha Bartlett Public Library, 503 Broad St., Story City. Toddlers and their parents from Story County are welcome to come to the library in Story City for this free event sponsored by Story County Youth Librarians. Each toddler will receive a free book and a free pass to Story City’s Antique Carousel. The library has a telescope, which is available for check out to those people who have taken one of the training courses. Three training courses are set for April 1, May 6, and June 3. They will be held at the library at 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. Registration is required for each class and you may call 382-2628 or stop at the library to register. You will be trained how to set up, to use, and take down the telescope and then you may check out the telescope. Nevada Senior Community Center NABR on May 2 The Nevada Jaycees will be hosting their 9th Nevada's Fundraising Campaign Nearing 50% Annual Bike Ride (NABR) on Saturday, May 2 at 10:00 The Nevada Seniors goal of $150,000 by April 30, 2009 is a.m. Participants have their choice of a 14, 32 or 43 mile nearing the 50% mark. The community, young and senior, loop on paved county highways, starting and ending at is invited to assist this challenge to succeed by making a the Community Building at the Fairgrounds in Nevada. monetary tax deductible donation in honor or memory of a The registration fee includes a ride T-shirt, a meal, rest loved one; in celebration of a life moment; & investing in the stop refreshments, and bike repair service. Registration future of the citizens in and surrounding Nevada. This is $20 before April 3 and $25 after that date. All proceeds facility will serve not only seniors but the Nevada go back to the community of Nevada through Jaycee community by providing economical public rental space. projects and donations. The Please make your check payable to Nevada Senior ride will be held regardless of Community Center c/o City of Nevada and drop it off or mail weather. For more information it to Nevada City Hall, 1209 6th Street, Nevada, IA 50201. or to download a ride registration, go to If you would like more information please contact Kathy www.nevadajaycees.org or call Highland, Chair, at 382-2664 or Glen Sampson, Vice Chair, Paula Zamora at 515-250-1136. at 382-4986.