Christmas may be over, but fortunately for us, City Manager Tom Aspell is the gift that keeps on giving the whole year through. Here are the highlights from this week's memo.
Trash & Recycling
Looking to toss out those empty nog jugs? Trash and recycling collection will occur as normally scheduled on Friday, Dec. 31. However, the Transfer Station will be closed on Jan. 1.
ice skating donations
Want to help future Stojkos and Yamaguchis practice their triple Salchows and figure eights this winter? You could donate some money for rink maintenance. The city is looking to raise $4,500 this winter to offset budget cuts, Aspell writes. So far, donations total $2,400, so there's still a ways to go. For more information, visit concordnh.gov/recreation or go to the recreation office at White Park.
Residents of Broad Cove Drive can feel free to shake their fists at the city manager next week. Their road will be closed for culvert maintenance from Dec. 28 at 7 a.m. until Dec. 29 at 5 p.m. Oh well, at least they get a new culvert out of it!
Aspell handed down some rules and regulations regarding snowy parking situations. Hmm, nothing about doing donuts . . .
It is illegal to pile snow into a handicap accessible parking space or access aisle.
Accessible parking spaces and access aisles must be cleared within 24 hours of a storm.
Signs designating accessible parking spaces and access aisles that are relocated for the purpose of snow removal must be immediately returned after the weather event.
The route of travel from the accessible parking to the accessible building entrance must be kept clear of snow and ice.
It is illegal for anyone, at any time, to park in a striped access aisle.
Obstruction of an access aisle or parking place reserve for persons with a walking disability carries a fine of up to $250.
Aspell reports that the recent warmer temperatures left the pond at White Park unskatable. While we don't remember breaking out the Bermuda shorts anytime recently, we're gonna take his word for it and wait for the okay to skate. Meanwhile, Aspell writes, crews have been flooding the rinks at White Park, Merrill Park and Rollins Park. So get those skates sharpened because it's almost time to slice the ice.
Don't kick those dried-out old Christmas trees to the curb. Get rid of them at one of the city's approved disposal locations. Through Jan. 30, you can bring them to the transfer station at 77 Old Turnpike Road., Beaver Meadow Golf Course, or the White Farm on Clinton Street. Just don't forget to remove the lights first.
Attention all aspiring young roundballers: There are still some spots available in the Concord Recreation Department's youth basketball leagues. The leagues have already started, but boys and girls from 4 years old through high school can still register to play. Call the Concord Recreation Department Office at 225-8690 for more information.