NSCIO will be hosting their annual Halloween Party & Hayrack Rides at the New Strawn Community Building on October 31. If you would like to donate candy or help out with a monetary donation, you can drop those off at City Hall and we’ll make sure NSCIO receives them! More details to come about the event…
Normal residential trash collection occurs every Friday in New Strawn. If Republic Services has a designated holiday which occurs during the week, trash collection will be on Saturday instead. Republic Services usually arrives in town very early, so it’s important to have your trash sitting curbside by 7:30 a.m. Occasionally, a missed pick-up may occur. If that happens, please call City Hall as soon as possible. The driver is now checking with City Hall before leaving town to ensure no one’s trash is forgotten. If you arrive home later in the day and realize your trash did not get picked up, please still notify City Hall. Republic Services is usually able to return on Saturday or the following Monday to make the pick-up. If that is just not feasible, the City may grant you permission to use the dumpster at our city shop. However, it is NOT acceptable to dump your trash under any circumstances at the community building. That dumpster is reserved for folks that rent the building.
New Strawn city-wide cleanup will be held in conjunction with Coffey County’s designated cleanup week on Oct. 16-20th. Residents are encouraged to place items curbside by Monday, Oct. 16. Annual sewer maintenance is also occurring during the week, so city employees will pick up items as time permits throughout the week. Items should be separated into the following piles: brush (no longer than four feet, tied into eight-inch bundles), furniture and treated lumber; metal and regular trash. Items that will NOT be picked up include tires, batteries, paint, hazardous materials and any containers with liquid in them. City employees will only pick up items within city limits.
New Strawn is holding a ‘Lawn of the Month’ contest for October! The lucky winner will receive $25 in Chamber Bucks and will have the ‘Lawn of the Month’ sign placed in their yard. Judging will be on Friday, Oct. 20th so make sure you have all your lights, props and spooky stuff on display that evening for the judges! We’ve got some ‘spooktacularly’ decorated lawns in and around town so be sure and take a cruise to see them!