NOTICE TO RESIDENTS OF OAKLAND Beginning April 25th thru April 29th .......
CLEAN UP .... PAINT UP .... FIX UP ....
The Mayor and Town Council of Oakland wishes to notify Oakland Town Residents that the week of April 28th will be CLEAN UP, PAINT UP, FIX UP week. During this week, the Oakland Street Department will be picking up trash, weeds, rubbish, and/or junk. Town residents are requested to make an extra effort to do “Spring Cleaning” of their properties, including vacant lots as well as residences.
During this week, and this week only, fees for the following items will be waived, as a service provided by the County Commissioners: mattresses, chairs, sofas, washers, dryers, other household items, and a limited amount of construction debris (up to 100 pounds per household and a single collection per household). This DOES NOT include commercial waste, paint, tires, batteries, large automobile parts, brush, leaves, stumps, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, or any other appliance with refrigerant. Please contact City Hall for the fees associated with the hauling of these items.
The Oakland Street Department has a wood chipper. As a result, we no longer require limbs to be cut and bundled. Please call and let us know if you have limbs needing chipped. We are only able to handle limbs up to 6 inches in diameter. The Street Department will not remove commercially cut trees/debris! Large quantities must be paid for at Oakland City Hall prior to pick-up.
The Street Department will be hauling all five days between April 25, 2016 and April 29, 2016. If they should miss any items for disposal, please do not hesitate to call either the Street Department at 301-334-3253, or City Hall at 301-334-2691. Residents are reminded that the Street Department will only do limited bulk pick-up on Fridays (small quantities of yard waste, bagged leaves and limbs). Recycling collection sites are available throughout the county.
Do your part to help make and keep Oakland clean and beautiful !!
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.
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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