Friday, August 5, 2011

Compost Site update and United Way volunteer opportunities

There was a discussion at the last council meeting about the compost site.  To set the record straight, the compose site was open 24 hours during most of July to enable residents to bring their brush out.  The compost site has now returned to its regular hours:  Mondays and Thursdays 4:00 – 7:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 – 3:00.  This service is for city residents only. Please remember the site is for grass clippings, vegetation, and small brush only.  If you bring these items out in bags, you must take the bags back with you.  It is unfortunate we cannot keep the site open 24 hours, but it has been abused with garbage which city workers have to take their precious time to pick up. This is not a good use of our employees’ time.  The city will also return to its once-a-month brush pick-up from boulevards on the last Friday of the month.  If any city resident has a specific time and has a full load they would like to bring to the compost site, please call the city office (523-2361) and arrangements may be made to have site open for a short, specific time.  We ask everyone’s cooperation as we continue our city clean-up from the storms of July 1st and 10th. 

The United Way of West Central Minnesota of which Olivia is a participating member is having their week of action, August 22 to 26.  Olivia’s Community Day is Wednesday, August 24th.  We are still accepting projects and volunteers so if you know of any projects or are interested in volunteering that day please feel free to call me (523-1785) or email (  United Way funds a number of local projects including the Imagination Library, preschool programming and also the BOLD backpack program to name just a few.  It will be a fun day of community helping.  

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