Monday, April 24, 2017

Russell News

Russell News April 25th 2017
Put on your Calendar
            Russell will have a Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 20th  from 8 a.m.-12:00 noon on Shaw St. between Maple St. & Prairie St. The charge will be $15 per pickup load or car load. Car tires will cost $2.50 per tire, TVs and computer monitors will cost $10. No paint or other hazardous materials will be accepted. There will be no charge for refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, air conditioners, microwaves and flat screen TV’s. The City will have several dumpsters delivered by Country Trash.
            The Museum will offer a free-will donation breakfast that day, May 20th  from 7- 10 a.m. On the menu is scrambled eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy.
            The Russell All-City garage sale will be Saturday, May 27th.  Contact Roberta at 535-4191 to be put on the map.  Maps will be available at the Museum. While you are checking your house for the sales, check to see if you have any overdue books ofrCD’s from the Museum/Library. Use the book return outside.
             If you don't want your own and want to donate items to the Museum for the sale that day (8-noon), bring them to the Museum or let the volunteers know.
            Faith United Methodist Church will offer Vacation Bible School July 10-13 for ages 3-5th grade.
More information later.
            Monday, May 1st,  6:30 p.m. Russell Sportsmen's Club will sponsor a Permit-to-Carry class in the education building at 41570 280th Avenue, Russell.  To register or inquire, call Dan at 641-203-5296. (Ranges closed 2-5 p.m. on the 2nd Sunday of each month for 4-H Shooting Sports )
            Monday, May 1st, 7 p.m. Russell City Council meeting
            Tuesday, May 2nd, 6 p.m. American Legion/Auxiliary meeting
            Wednesday, May 3rd,  6:30 p.m. United Methodist Night Owls - Bonnie Knust is the hostess and will have the lesson.
            Sunday, May 7th,  2 p.m. Russell Sportsmen's Club Trap shoot, youth shoot free
            Sunday, May 14th, Mother's Day, make it a good day for your special person
            Monday, May 15, 7 p.m. Russell Sportsmen's Club Trap shoot
            Tuesday, May 16th,  10:15 a.m. Russell News meeting at the Museum, everyone welcome
            Thursday, May 18th,  5:15 p.m. Russel Museum/Library Board meeting
            Saturday, May 20th, Russell clean-up day and breakfast, see above for information
            Sunday, May 21st, Chariton High School graduation
            Saturday, May 27th, Russell All-city garage sale, see above for more information
            Monday, May 29th, Memorial Day, see the Avenue of Flags at the Russell Cemetery.
                        (flags go up Friday, May 26 and are retired Tuesday, May 30)
Russell Council Mini-minutes April 3, 2017
            Members present were Chris Feehan, Casey DeHoedt, and Terry Newcomb. Jay
Pierschbacher came later along with Mayor Duane Bedford and City Clerk Kris Wilkins. Corey Paige could not attend. Also in attendance were Brian Beaty and Jim Larrington.                
            It was approved to add Trevor Steinhausen, 21 years old  to the Fire Department.
Brian stated that the fire dept. received a grant for new gear from SCICF. He also stated the Fire Dept. received their new grain rescue tube and trained on its use at South Central Coop.
            It was approved to offer the park mowing job to Lyle Dorsey and offer $11.00
per hour.
            Duane stated that the City received $2000 in grant money from SCICF for a new
shelter. Other options are being considered for further funds. He also handed out maps on proposed streets to be seal coated. The Council discussed which streets should have priority.
Notice to property owners in the City of Russell
            You are hereby notified that work of cutting or destroying weeds, vines, brush or other growth is required during the months of May through October, inclusive, and property owners have five days, not including Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, within which to comply. Failure to comply after publication of this notice will cause the work to be done by the city with the fees assessed to the homeowner.  Charges will be $75 for the first hour and $75 per hour for each hour
 Tree Planting and Removal for the City of Russell
            No trees or shrubs shall be planted on any street, avenue or highway, including the parking, in the city. All trees and shrubs now planted on any street, alley, avenue or highway, or adjacent thereto, including the parking, that interfere with the making of any improvements thereof, or with travel, or become dangerous, shall be removed by order of the city council.
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