The leaf equipment is almost ready, I am hoping to finish up in the next few days and began leaf pickup early next week. This is a difficult time of year as once you set the truck up for leaves you can’t use it for anything else, and the setup is quite a chore. With that in mind we wait until there are a good amount of leaves on the ground then get them as quick as we can. because in as short time we have to switch into snow removal. However, it’s safe to start raking your leaves, get them as close to the curb as possible, or near or in a driveway if we can back the truck into them.
Leaves - Part 2 (November 9, 2021)
The leaf equipment is ready and running, however when we pulled the truck out last Saturday to begin pickup the transmission on the old town truck went out. Our friends at KCeps are trying to expedite repair to the truck and I have been looking for someone to pick up what is raked out asap. I haven’t had any luck yet; I have a call into Mr. Hardy, if you know of anyone else that might be interested, please let me know.
I had a meeting earlier this week with O.D.O.T. engineers just to be certain that we can’t get any help from the State on our crosswalk issues. While they couldn’t offer any assistance at this time, they witnessed our concerns firsthand and agreed to take our problem back to the table and see if they could find a way to help.
I also had a meeting this week with Northridge School Treasurer/Transportation Director, Britt Lewis and Transportation Supervisor, Travis Walton. After carefully reviewing all the concerns and options we agreed that the safest solution for now is to pick the students up on Main Street at the crosswalk. Beginning Monday Morning November 08, 2021, students should not cross Main Street until the school bus arrives. If you live South of Main Street have your student wait on the South side of Main Street at the crosswalk. If you live on the North (Library) side have your student wait on the library side near the crosswalk, the bus will not turn in front of the library. Bus 67 will stop on Main Street ahead of the crosswalk at the regular time. After the bus driver has made certain that traffic in all directions has completely stopped, the bus driver will motion the students to cross the street and board the bus. The students do not step into the street until they see the bus driver signal that it’s safe to cross. It’s easier than I made it sound and the students are taught the procedure, the entire loading or unloading process takes less than a minute. School Buses are the safest form of transportation today and we practice and train to make sure that our students are safe getting on and off the bus and during their ride to and from school.
Veteran's Day - November 11, 2021
I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all our veterans! Freedom isn’t free, the cost to our veteran’s is high, in too many cases they pay with their lives. Thank you is never enough for the sacrifices you had to make, but please know that you are appreciated and will never be forgotten.
Enjoy this beautiful fall weather!
Mayor, Jim Jasper.
Village of Alexandria
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