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Posted on: December 12, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Update Rock Island - December 11, 2017

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Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings given by Mayor Mike Thoms focusing on news in Rock Island. The video segment from the meeting is available on YouTube.


STEAM-Azing After School Projects – On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 the 30/31 Library branch will hold a free after school project geared towards art this time. From 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm kids and their families can become artists and enjoy some quality time this holiday season. 30/31 branch is located at 3059 30th Street in Rock Island.

Stormwater Management Program – There will be an informational meeting held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Police Community Room.  This meeting will discuss steps Rock Island takes specifically to comply with the MS4 permit; a water management program comprised of best practices. This will give the public an opportunity to learn about the impact of storm water discharge on local waterways and the steps we all can take to reduce contamination of storm water. Meeting is from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at 1212 5th Avenue in Rock Island.

Science of Star Wars – Join us ‘in a galaxy far, far away’ to celebrate the science of Star Wars with fun projects for all ages on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Get ready for the next episode with experiments and activities that show how the movie predicted real life technologies. From 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the downtown library, located at 401 19th Street, the event is free. Snacks will be provided.

Snow Routes - As we enter the winter season, please note that parking is not allowed on designated snow routes when two or more inches of snow has fallen until the snow has been removed. Snow routes are marked by street signage. Vehicles in violation of this ordinance will receive a $35 parking ticket. Vehicles that remain in violation will be towed. In the event of snow, major emphasis is placed on primary streets and hills with secondary priority give to school areas. Residential streets are cleared when the primary and secondary streets are completed.





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