The Washington Times-Herald

November 22, 2013

Area briefs

The Washington Times-Herald

---- — Announcement from Mayor’s office

Mayor Joe Wellman made the following announcement Thursday:

1. The Volunteer Center at the Assembly of God church will continue to be staffed through Friday. Storm victims needing assistance of any kind should visit there. Following that, individuals may contact Connections at 257-2650.

2. All customers of the city electric utility should now have electricity. If you still do not have power, please call the Washington Utility Office at 254-5171. Be aware that it is the homeowner’s responsibility to contact an electrician to repair damaged conduit risers attached to the house before the city can connect power to the home. Financial assistance to make those repairs may be available by contacting the Volunteer Center or Connections.

3. Relating to clean-up:

a) The city will continue picking up storm debris, large trees, and metal through Friday. After that the city will resume its normal level of services.

b) Residents are cautioned to watch for any electric lines that may remain on the ground. Do not touch the lines, instead call the Electric Department at 254-5171 immediately.

DCOAD accepting donations

Daviess County Organizations Active in Disaster is taking monetary donations for local tornado disaster relief. Checks may be sent to United Way of Daviess County (marked “tornado relief”), P.O. Box 224, Washington IN 47501, or dropped off at the United Way office, located at Home Building Savings Bank. Applications for those who may need assistance are available through Daviess County Connections, by calling 257-2650.

City Offices will be closed for holiday

All city offices and departments will be closed Nov. 28 and Nov. 29 in observance of Thanksgiving.

There will be no trash pick up and the city bus will not be in operation. The recycling center will also be closed on those dates as well as Nov. 30.

Residents with trash pick up on Thursday are asked to have their trash ready for pick up by 7 a.m. Wednesday. Residents with trash pick up on Friday are asked to have their trash ready for pick up by 7 a.m. Monday. Anyone with questions should contact the street department at 254-4564.

Honor band to perform at VU

VINCENNES — The performance by the Indiana Bandmasters Association 2013 All-District Honor Band will be Nov. 24, 4 p.m., at Vincennes University’s Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. This performance had originally been scheduled for Nov. 17 but was postponed because of severe weather.

The concert is free and the public is invited to attend. Doors will open to the public at 3:30 p.m.

VU is one of eight sites throughout the state that will be hosting this event.

Street Dept. will be picking up leaves

The street department will be picking up leaves in Areas 4 and 5 on Monday.

City Council to meet

Washington City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers, 200 Harned Ave. Items on the agenda include: Southern Indiana Development Commission presentation; ordinance amending sewage rates.

The Board of Public Works and Safety will meet immediately following the Council meeting to discuss/approve claims.