Dirty Dawg’s BBQ!
Is coming to Alexandria sometime this August! They will have a wide range of sandwiches with all the traditional sides plus a few of their own, as well as ICE CREAM! They will initially serve from their food truck while they build deck for patio seating around the existing building (formerly The Village Taco) at 7 East Main St. Their 3-year plan is to build a sit-down restaurant next to the former Village Taco on the corner of S Liberty and E Main St and turn the original Taco building into an ice cream stand. I will see you there for the Grand Opening!
As you can see the water distribution repair is nearly completed. They have a few more meters to install and some landscaping to finish up on and that phase of the work will be complete. We had originally hoped to run water to our park as part of the project, but the bid was so tight we didn’t think we would be able to do that. TLV Services managed to complete the main part of the project with enough money left to complete the water line to the park. This will make it possible sometime in the future to construct a modern concession stand with all the amenities at Parkers Park! We are finishing up the program phase of the system and hope to begin actual billing July 1 for the August bill. Hopefully there will never again be an estimated bill.
Regular Scheduled Council Meetings and Village Office Hours
Resume June 15th at 7:PM in the Village Building at 4 West Main Street and will continue the third Tuesday of each month. The public is welcome, face coverings are up to everyone’s discretion. The village office will be open to the public Monday’s from 1:30-4:30 beginning August 16, 2021.
Help Wanted, Maintenance
The Village of Alexandria is looking for a part-time multi skilled maintenance person. Plumbing and electrical experience is a plus, snow plowing, and leaf removal will be required. As well as standard building maintenance, painting, drywall, and such. Any street maintenance experience would be a definite asset. Must be able to lift and carry 50 lb. bags of salt or cold patch. Must have a valid driver license and be able to pass a criminal background check as well as drug and alcohol test. This will be a 10 hour a week position at $18.00 per hour. The Village of Alexandria is an equal opportunity employer.
Alexandria Fun Days
July 15, 16 & 17
Thursday July 15
4:00PM Sparkling up for Little Miss Fun Days @ The Village Spa
Senior Citizen activities under the tent
6:30 PM Little Miss Fun Days check in @ Main Stage
8:00-10:00 PM Barefoot McCoy @ Main Stage
8:00 PM Kids Demo Derby @ Church Lawn
Friday July 16
4:00 PM Tractor weigh-ins
6:PM Tractor Pull @ Main Stage
6:00-8:PM Gene Perrine under the tent
9:PM Karaoke under the tent
Saturday July 17
10:AM Parade Line-up @ Reeves Farms and Martin Trucking
11:AM Parade will travel East on Main Street and end on Granville St at Depot St.
1:PM Ice Cream Eating Contest under the tent
2:PM Still in the planning
4:PM Kids Pedal Pull @ Main Stage
5:PM Cornhole behind Alexandria Primary
6:PM Jersey Pullers @ Main Stage
6:PM Egg Toss @ Church Lawn
8:00-11:00 PM These Guys Live @ Main Stage
Sincerely, Mayor Jim Jasper
Memorial Day Service With this being the last year for the primary school in Alexandria, I am very excited to share that we are working on having the memorial service in the cemetery this year. It is always a moving service, with the veterans providing a flag ceremony and the school children placing flags on the graves of the veterans no longer with us. Thinking about this being the last year for the school I came to realize that I had the honor of being the first one to turn on the school zone lights when we installed them during my 2004 term as mayor. It’s kind of sad to know that I will be the last one to turn them off during my current term.