Illegal to Blow Grass Clippings into Street

DON’T BLOW GRASS CLIPPINGS INTO STREET. It a violation of the city’s municipal code to blow grass clippings into city streets. When yard waste is discarded or blown into the street system, it can cause drainage/sewage issues.  Public works employees try to keep storm drains open and grass clippings can block downstream storm water inlet grates and pipes, causing storm water to back up unto the street, creating flooding conditions.

Nord Kalsem Community Center Gets Updated

Recently it was discovered that a frozen pipe in the Community Center had caused serious damage to the floor in the north end of the building.  The pipe and wall were minor repairs – a new floor was a must!  When trying to decide what type of flooring would be a good replacement it was reported to city hall that asbestos was underneath the existing flooring.  The asbestos will be removed in the next couple of weeks and new flooring will then be put down.  However, in the meantime, it was decided that the rest of the community center could use some freshening up. Thus, a little drywall here and there,  some fresh paint, and updated flooring in both the north and south parts of the building will give the building a more modern look.  Plans are for the project to be completed in April.

In addition, this spring the Huxley Historical Society will add some improvements to the outside of the community center/park.   The society is working with local landscapers to improve the scenery next to the Community Center with new flowers and schrubs. We are excited for all the changes!  Watch them all bloom!!!