Spring is here. It’s starting to get warmer and the grass is getting greener by the day.

Easter is just around the corner. There will be and Easter Egg hunt on Saturday April 8th at 2:00 pm on the Courthouse lawn. Don’t forget to bring your camera as the Easter bunny will be making a visit.

Spring clean-up is scheduled for April 17th, 18th ,20th and 21st.

Monday April 17th is Metal Day which consists of household and commercial metal.

Tuesday April 18th is Wood Day, which consists of wood items and lumber with all nails, screws and metal objects removed.  Wood Furniture will also be accepted if the padding and /or springs are removed.

Thursday April 20th is E-Goods Day, which consists of personal computers, monitors, keyboards/mouse, personal copiers, networking hardware, disk driver, servers and main frames, audio -visual equipment, VCRS, stereos (no consoles), televisions (no consoles) telephones, fax machines, circuit boards, cable and satellite equipment ( no dishes) and computer cables. Items must be delivered to the East City Shop (400 East Walnut St).

Friday April 21st is White Goods Day, which consists of room air conditioners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, furnaces, water heaters, microwaves, ranges, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, fans and trash compactors, batteries and rims. Reservations must be made by calling the City Clerk’s office at 622-3080 to arrange for City crews to pick up the appliance. There will not be a charge for this service, if reservations are made by Monday, April 17th at 4:30 pm. Doors must be removed from items and all items must be empty or they will not be picked up. Please remember that two people will load everything, so to keep our employees safe from injuries, please use good judgment.

The following list of items will NOT be picked up or included in this year’s cleanup: Concrete, bricks or rocks; construction or demolition material; tires, waste oi ; hazardous material such as paint, explosives or materials soaked in volatile compounds, drugs poisons, or household chemicals with hazardous warning labels ; yard waste; regular household trash or recyclable items.  All items must be placed at the curb no later than 7:00 am the day of pickup.  Contact numbers for items not included in our spring cleanup are SEMCO landfill 319-456-2020 and Keokuk County Recycling Center 641-622-3356.

The Sigourney Municipal Swimming pool will be opening soon . The tentative date is May 27th . We are offering a 10% discount on season passes now through May 15th. You may stop into the City Clerk’s office to take advantage of this deal.

We are also starting to think about the 4th of July, as it is just around the corner. We will be posting events and activities soon. Check back to keep updated on the festivities.

Douglas L. Glandon