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News & Information from the City of Kirksville

Volume 24, Issue 9 September 2018

In This Issue:  The Emerald Ash Borer is Here  Keep Up-to-Date!  Fall Brush & Limb Pickup!  Check Us out on Social Media!  Annual Drive Through Flu Clinic  Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off  Important Dates  Contact Us

Keep Up-to-Date! An emerald ash borer.

The Emerald Ash Borer is Here The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has confirmed that the tree-killing invasive pest known as the emerald ash borer (EAB) has been detected in Adair County and the City of Kirksville. The EAB is a small, metallic green beetle native to Asia that only attacks ash trees. In its larval stage, EAB bores into ash trees, cutting off the trees’ flow of water and nutrients, eventually killing the trees. Ninety-nine percent of affected ash trees die within three to four years. If you have ash trees in your yard, now is the time to put a plan in place. Healthy, highvalue ash trees can be treated with insecticides annually to protect them from the EAB. For other ash trees, and especially those which have already lost fifty percent or more of their leaves and branches, the best option is removal.

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For more information on how to handle the arrival of the EAB, contact the MDC’s Forest Pest Hotline at 866.716.9974.

Fall Brush & Limb Pick Up!

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The City’s Fall Brush and Limb Pick Up is scheduled for October 1 to 5, 2018! This is the perfect time to deal with the arrival of the emerald ash borer by removing dead branches and smaller, low-value ash trees from your yard. The Public Works Department’s Street Maintenance Division will begin picking up tree limbs and large brush on Monday, October 1, 2018. Although the work is expected to take the entire week, to guarantee pickup, your brush must be placed curbside by 7:00 am, Monday, October 1, 2018! This includes limbs that are no longer than 10 feet in length, and / or no wider than 18 inches in diameter. For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 660.627.1291.

Important Dates  9/3—Labor Day, Offices Closed  9/4—LPRC Meeting, 12:00 pm  9/10—Council Study Session, 4:00 pm  9/11—ATC Meeting, 12:00 pm  9/12—P&Z Meeting, 6:30 pm The Adair County Health Department’s Annual Drive Through Flu Clinic

Annual Drive Through Flu Clinic With fall right around the corner, the Adair County Health Department (ACHD) has scheduled the 2018 Drive Through Flu Clinic for Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the NEMO Fairgrounds. According to Jim LeBaron, ACHD Administrator, “This clinic is a quick and easy way to get a flu shot for the 2018-2019 influenza season beginning October 1, 2018.” The Drive Through Flu Clinic is for people ages three years and older. No High Dose vaccine will be available on October 3, 2018. There is no cost to Adair County residents, but please bring your Medicare and Medicaid cards if applicable. Short or loose-fitting sleeves are recommended. For more information, contact the ACHD at 660.665.8491.

Common household hazardous waste

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Household hazardous waste (HHW) drop-off for City residents will be Saturday, September 15, 2018, between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm at the Public Works Complex, located at 2001 N. Osteopathy! Citizens must call Public Works to schedule an appointment. HHW applies to any leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients. Commercial hazardous waste is not accepted. For more information, or to make an appointment, contact the Public Works Department at 660.627.1291!

 9/15—HHW, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm  9/17—Council Meeting, 6:00 pm  9/20—Watershed Meeting, 5:30 pm  9/24—FFLCC Meeting, 4:00 pm  9/28—Monthly Siren Test, 10:00 am

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This document is published by: City of Kirksville Public Information Office 201 S. Franklin St. Kirksville, MO Phone: 660.627.1224 Fax: 660.627.1026

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Profile for City of Kirksville

September 2018 Kirksville Connection  

The Emerald Ash Borer is Here, Keep Up-to-Date! Fall Brush & Limb Pickup! Check Us out on Social Media! Annual Drive Through Flu Clinic, Hou...

September 2018 Kirksville Connection  

The Emerald Ash Borer is Here, Keep Up-to-Date! Fall Brush & Limb Pickup! Check Us out on Social Media! Annual Drive Through Flu Clinic, Hou...