The annual Arbor Day Celebration and Tree City USA ceremony will take place on Saturday April 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wellsville Dam. A tree will be planted and dedicated in honor of former councilwoman Marcene Parker. We wish to thank the Shade Tree and Beautification Committee for all the work they do in behalf of the community. All community members are encouraged to attend.
If the weather permits, the annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at the City Square. The hunt will begin at 9:00 a.m. sharp, so don’t be late or you will miss out! The Easter Egg hunt is for children 9 and under. Thanks goes out to our volunteer fire department for helping with this annual event. In case of bad weather, the Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Fire Station.
The spring open burn season for Wellsville City residents will be from April 15th to May 15th. Anyone wishing to burn tree limbs, garden clippings, and bushes MUST HAVE A BURN PERMIT, and may request one from Jerald Leishman at (435) 245-6677.
Burn Permit Conditions:
1. No burn permits issued on Sundays.
2. Burn permits will not be issued if the air quality is below 500 or on yellow or red burn days.
3. Burning of household or construction waste, rubbish, cardboard, plastics, tires, hazardous chemicals, fuels, and other processed or man-made material is prohibited.
4. Burn piles are to be kept small.
5. All open burns must be 50 feet away from any building or construction.
6. Someone 18 or older must be with the fire at all times.
7. A water source must be kept nearby.
8. All fires must be out by dark.
9. If your fire extends beyond your control, immediately call the fire department at 911.
Spring will soon be arriving and we encourage everyone to take a good look at their yards and property. We request that all residents take pride in keeping their homes and yards neat and clean. Please take time to remove any junk or debris and to keep weeds eliminated, edges trimmed, and lawns mowed. Your cooperation in helping to maintain the beauty of the community is greatly appreciated.
Citizens should be aware that they have been several attempted burglaries in the community over the past few weeks. The suspects are entering through unlocked doors. Deputy Groves encourages all residents to lock their doors.
With the coming of summer, our parks and several other public areas are heavily used and enjoyed. Rules for their use are posted. If you observe any acts of criminal activity immediately call the Cache County Sheriff’s office. The incident reporting phone number is 435-716-9400. Take a moment and program this number into your phone. We need your watchful eyes.
Several complaints have arisen concerning dog owners allowing their dogs to run without restrait on the Wellsville Dam trail. Please be aware that dogs must be under physical control at all times, whether on a leash, chain, or in an enclosure. There have been several complaints about barking dogs. As a dog owner, please take an active roll in being aware if your dog is causing a disturbance. Citations will be issued to dog owners who are not in compliance. If yu have an animal control concern, you may reach our animal control officer, Kirt Lindley, at 512-6658.
Alternatives to Toxic Substances: Using alternative products instead of toxic substances found in the home are cleaners, automotive products and pesticides. Other common harazdous substances that are found in homes are fertilizers, paints, and fuels. Pevent such substances from entering stormwater by substituting thses common household products with safer, less toxic alternatives:
* Aerosols – use pump-type or non-aerosol products.
* Art supplies - purchase water-based paints or inks. They should not contain lead or other toxic materials.
* Batteries – rechargable batteries are a cost-effective alternative to disposable batteries.
* Gasoline - not driving at all is the best way to reduce gasoline use. Carpooling, walking, bicycling, and public trnasportation are other viable options.
* Pesticides – keeping homes and gardens tidy reduces the food supply for insect pests, averting the need for pesticides. Onion, garlic, and marigold plants help keep garden pests at bay.