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Yard Waste Disposal Notes for 2014

Here is a note from our amazing Street and Sanitation Department:

It has finally quit snowing! We know that everyone is anxious to get outside to clean up their yards.

The West Lafayette Street Department would like to remind our great citizens of the polices for disposal of yard waste to ensure your items are collected as quickly as possible.

  • As of July 1, 2013, the City does not collect grass clippings with weekly yard waste. The City is encouraging residents to recycle their grass clippings by leaving them on their lawn, using them as mulch or composting them. Grass clippings are an excellent source for providing nutrients to the soil, reducing the need to fertilize your yard. Please check the attached flyer for more information about how to dispose of grass clippings.
  • Leaves and other short, loose yard debris should be placed in rigid containers for collection on your normal yard waste collection day. The leaf vac is only scheduled to run in the fall when most of the leaves drop from the trees.
  • Branches should be no longer than 4 feet and no more than 4 inches in diameter.
  • We do not pick up dirt or sod. These items can be very heavy, putting our employees at risk for injury.

You can find more information on the City’s web site.

Another resource, created by the City, is their handy grass clipping and recycling info sheet.

Thank you, as always, for your cooperation.

West Lafayette Tree Friends Spring 2014 Pruning Schedule

Our very own City’s West Lafayette Tree Friends group has released their Spring 2014 Pruning Schedule.  New Chauncey neighbors (and others) are more than welcome to help the team perform their annual pruning efforts.  You can contact Bev Shaw (765-775-5161) if you have any questions.

This year’s schedule runs on Thursdays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am:

4/10 Brixford & Tunbridge (west end of Tunbridge).  Prune Brixford, Tunbridge, then continue to the east

4/17 Lincoln at Robinson, then left on Rose

4/24 Mulch trees on Tapawingo South

5/1 Take the week off!

5/8 Sylvia at Grant (and to the south)

5/15 Stadium at Grant (and to the north)

5/22 Stadium at Robinson

5/29 Evergreen at Hayes

You can also follow the West Lafayette Tree Friends on Facebook.

State Street Master Plan Public Open House – 3rd and Final Meeting

State Street Master Plan Meeting 2014-02

Even more has happened in the last month since our previous public meeting regarding the State Street Master Plan.

Please join your fellow neighbors and West Lafayette residents for an update, exchange of ideas, and interaction with the various people (including yourself) helping re-envision what State Street could and should be.

On-Campus location: , Room 184 from 11:30am to 1:00pm

State Street Master Plan public meetings:

Thursday, March 13th
Drop by any time from 11:30-1:00PM, Room 184, MSEE (Materials and Electrical Engineering Building)
Attend the presentation at 5:30PM – 7:00PM, West Lafayette Public Library

State Street Master Plan Map

8 Themes Emerge for State Street

State Street Master Plan Facebook Page

State Street Master Plan Public Open House / Update

State Street 1928 Plan

A lot has happened over the last couple months since the first public meeting regarding the State Street Master Plan.

Join other community members for an update, exchange of ideas, and interaction with the various people (including yourself) helping re-envision what State Street could and should be.

State Street Master Plan public meetings:

Thursday, Feb. 13th
Drop by any time from 11:30-1:30, Room 202, Stewart Center
Attend the presentation at 5:30 PM, West Lafayette Public Library

State Street Master Plan Map

 

8 Themes Emerge for State Street

LWV: 2014 Annual Legislative Breakfast

League of Women Voters Logo

League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette present…

2014 Annual Legislative Breakfast
Saturday, February 8
Open to the public
MCL Restaurant & Bakery located at
521 Sagamore Pkwy W, West Lafayette, IN

9:15 am Continental breakfast; $10.00 at the door.
10:00 am Program; no charge.

Program:

Seven legislators (Brown, Klinker, Truitt, Lehe, Negele, Alting, Hershman) of Tippecanoe County are invited to answer questions from the public on issues and bills currently being discussed in the 2014 General Assembly.

Be a part of:  Making Democracy Work!

Invite a guest to

  • meet legislators,
  • ask questions, and
  • see the League in action!

RSVPs requested: breakfast@leaguelafayette.org or 765-714-4829.

Walk-ins Welcome!

Helping Families Conserve Nature on Their Land Education Series

Helping Families Conserve Nature on Their Land Educational Series Brochure

 

Gardening Workshops to be Presented

Harlan Day, leader of the New Chauncey Gardeners group passes on to us this information from Jeff Phillips, Tippecanoe County Extension Educator. Purdue Ag Extension is sponsoring a series of workshops that will be offered from February through April on Conserving Nature. The workshops will have great speakers and topics and all will be held at the Tippecanoe County Extension Office. Please pass the flyer along to others. This might get you thinking about your gardens and yards during this snowy time. Call Mr. Phillips if you have any questions.

Jeff Phillips
AgNR Educator
Purdue Extension/Tippecanoe County
3150 Sagamore Parkway South
Lafayette IN 47905-5156
765-474-0793

From the brochure:

Do you enjoy nature? Do you want to develop or enhance wildlife habitat on your property? Do you own 10 or fewer acres? If the answer to one or more of these questions is “yes” then this program is for you. Purdue University Extension is exited to bring this program to our area. You will learn about techniques, practices and assistance for developing and enhancing forests, landscapes, ponds and other natural resources on your land.

Classroom sessions will take place at the Purdue Extension office in Tippecanoe County. Refreshments and snacks will be served each session. A field tour of a local property will be conducted on Saturday, March 29th (8:30 to 11:00 am). The Pond session is optional. If at least XX people are interested (have ponds or are interested in building ponds), it will be conducted on April 3 at our normal time and location.

8th Annual Soup ‘n Dance – 2014

Soup 'n Dance 2014

This year’s edition is going to be terrific!

Our dance caller will again be Barry Rubin, with echoes of the Ozarks music by the Bum Ditty Barn Dance Band.

Music for young, old and to listen, tap your feet, reel and promenade! Join us at 6:00 pm at the University Church in West Lafayette (320 North Street)

Please help us get an accurate head count by RSVPing on our Look for your eVite invitation.

We can always use set up help (putting up tables, etc.) at 5 pm or as soon as you can get there after 5. Please add a comment on the eVite if you can help us set up.

If you have questions or comments, please let us know.

UPDATE:

Had a great time at the Soup ‘n Dance 2014!  Here are a couple of ani-gifs that capture a moment.

Soup 'n Dance 2014 

Our very own Carl Griffin mopping the floor after the festivities.  Thanks to all that stayed after to help clean-up.

Carl Griffin Mopping the Floor after the Annual Soup 'n Dance 2014