The Mayor and Town Council of Oakland wishes to notify Oakland Water Customers that the week of February 13th, weather permitting, the Contractor will be working on the Water Pressure Correction Project in the Memorial Drive and Winters Development/Winters Estates area. Water Customers are being notified that water may be temporarily cut off for short periods in these areas. Customers are also being notified that they may experience some cloudy water. The Mayor and Town Council of Oakland apologize for any inconvenience. Questions may be directed to Oakland City Hall.
Water Pressure Correction Project
D&M Contracting, Inc. (the contracting company for this project), has begun work on the first phase of a major Water and Sewer System Improvements Project. The Water Pressure Correction Project will help to improve the water pressure in Frazee Estates and Winters Estates Development. There may be times when water in those and other areas may be affected and/or have to be shut off for short periods of time. Customers may also experience lower pressures or cloudy water. The Town of Oakland apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. This project is funded in part by Maryland Department of the Environment, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development and the Town of Oakland. The project may span over the course of the coming year, but Oakland officials are looking forward to the improvements this project will provide.
February 3, 2017
Bill Ashby reported this morning that the Street Department utilized their new (new to them, but used) Trackless Snowblower to clear the sidewalks of the snow built-up.
The crew began at 3:00 am and were done the entire downtown area in 4 hours... a feat which usually takes 8-12 hours and takes a couple nights/mornings to complete. And to top it off, they were even able to go further up Second Street past the Library and up Center Streets in that 4 hours.
Billy was right on target when he suggested the purchase of the Trackless Snowblower and the benefits of having such a piece equipment. If you see Billy, please take a minute to thank him and his crew for the outstanding job they do for the Town of Oakland ...especially what they do while most of us are sleeping!
This photo was taken following a tree planting in honor of Arbor Day, along with the proclamation and a news release for Oakland receiving a Tree City USA award. From Left: Oakland Street Department employees, Jerry Tasker, Alan Roth, Scott Bittinger, Becky Wilson of Maryland DNR and Oakland Mayor Peggy Jamison.
At the ceremony DNR Official Becky Wilson noted appreciation from herself and the DNR Staff for Oakland's commitment to this program. In particular Ms. Wilson expressed appreciation for former Oakland Mayor Asa McCain's dedication to starting this important program 13 years ago in Oakland.
The Garrett Community Concert Band and The Garrett Choral Society present a musical celebration of our Nations Birthday of July Fourth at the Broadford Park July Third Firework Festivities. The band and chorus present several patriotic selections together and a salute to our Armed Forces both present active and retired personnel. The chorus present several Americana selections and the band will do likewise.
The Celebration generally begins 7:30 pm at Pavilion #1 where there will be plenty of room for picnics and enjoyment of the beautiful surroundings.Bring chairs and/or blankets for seating.The fireworks will begin at the conclusion of the Stars and Stripes Forever which will be at approximately 9:30 pm.
Make it a point to join in our community with the celebration listening to such favorites as melodies of Irving Berlin, This is My Country, God Bless the USA, and the favorite, God Bless America.A real Garrett County Celebration in Oakland and Mountain Lake Park.
There is food and ice cream available for purchase at the park provided by Goehringer's Catering, Devler's Ice Cream and Lakeside Creamery.
Oakland City Hall serves as a collection site for pop tabs.
Cub Scout Pack #31 recently donated 6.5 pounds of pop tabs to the Ronald McDonald House. Oakland City Hall serves as a collection site for pop tabs. Please feel free to drop off any pop tabs during business hours and they will be donated to a great cause!
National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer is held on the first Thursday of every May at noon. Religious leaders, government officials, business owners, school leaders, police, health professionals, and everyday Americans are present to take part in this day of prayer. They pray for businesses, education, families, churches, government, media, military, police officers, fireman, EMS, health care, hospitals, nursing homes, and a special prayer for our nation. Last year the keynote speaker was Traci Royce, of Get N'Go Cafe. The previous year, The Garrett County Commissioner Gregan Crawford read the Garrett County National Day of Prayer Proclamation. Delegate Wendall Beitzel had the prayer for government and Senator George Edwards gave the special prayer for the nation. There were also other numerous people that took part in the prayers and songs. The event is generally held at the Oakland B&O Museum.
Travel & Leisure names Oakland #1 in Fall Colors in America
St. Paul's can be used as an emergency shelter during a disaster situation. For more information please call 301-334-2931.
Oakland offering indoor walking passes for the Armory
The Town of Oakland is offering Walking Passes for $2 per month. They allow you to go into the Armory and walk during normal operation hours Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. Call 301-334-2691 for more information or stop in to Town Hall to get your pass today!
Sunrise Sanitation Recycling Center
Currently accepting the following items: Cardboard including corrugated boxes, paper tubes, beverage cartons and cereal boxes (flatten box & remove all styrofoam, etc.) Office Paperincluding envelopes, cancelled checks, brochures, computer and writing paper, colored paper, index cards, etc. (nothing glossy or waxy) Newspaper (nothing glossy or waxy) Phone books Magazines & Catalogs including magazines, glossy inserts, glossy mail flyers, catalogs Aluminum Cans including beverage cans, aluminum foil, utensils (rinse and remove all food residue/remove labels). They do not accept cans used for chemicals or paints, aerosol cans, appliances, power tools or batteries. Steel Cans including beverage cans, food cans and coffee cans (rinse and remove all food residue/remove labels). They do not accept cans used for chemicals or paints, aerosol cans, appliances, power tools or batteries.
There are bins at the site to drop items in 24/7. They ask that there is no trash, no bagged recyclables, keep the ground clean and put only the accepted items into the correct compartment of the recycling bin. It is located two miles out of town. Follow Third Street until it turns into Unerwood Road. It is about 1/2 mile past Monte Vista Road on the right. There is a sign on the barn and storage containers. For questions or to report abuse call 1-800-645-4886.
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