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East Express E-Newsletter
November 1, 2013

FALL LEAF PICK UP.  The windy and rainy weather of the last few days means there are lots of leaves on the ground now, and some ponding of water in areas where leaves have clogged the storm drains.  If you see an area where the drain needs to be cleared, please assist by brushing the leaves out of the way or by calling the Public Works Department at 940-4817.

While city crews are not on the usual schedule for picking up the leaves, the routes are being picked up in order as quickly as possible given the heavy volume of materials to be picked up.    More InformationDownload sample ballots.

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ELECTION TUESDAY.  Voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, November 5th to elect three city commissioners, one from each of the wards.  Polls will be open from 7 am until 8 pm at all the usual polling locations.  Contact the Clerk's office at 949-2110 if you have any questions.

Absentee ballots are available for those who qualify until 4:00 pm on Monday.  A new State law requires absentee voters to have a photo ID or sign an affadavit of identity if picking up a ballot from the Clerk's Office, so please bring your identification with you.

More Information.  Download sample ballots.

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Lego Block Party.  Sunday, November 3, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ the EGR Library. Design, build and bond. Bring the whole family together and create a towering monument using the library's building bricks. The best part? No big mess at home to clean up. Guys Read Approved.


Minecrafting Club.  Saturday, November 16, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ the EGR Library. Get your Minecraft fix and show off your world-building skills. Please bring a personal laptop if possible. Newbies are welcome to use the library's Minecraft license during these events. Pre-registration is required if you need to use one of the library's computers. Guys Read Approved.

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Wii Just Dance.   Saturday, November 16, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ the EGR Library.  Get those moves ready and join us for some hip-shaking action! Many will enter, only the best will be crowned champions. This tournament features great prizes and snacks. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For teens grades 6-12.
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Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Friday, November 29, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Regatta Plaza (2213 Wealthy).  Christmas carols, Santa visit, photos with Santa, reindeer petting, smores, hot chocolate kid’s activities and crafts, horse drawn carriage rides and more!

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USED BOOKS.  The Friends of the EGR Library is gearing up for their Fall book sale (November 23, 9am-4pm and November 24, noon-4pm!).  If the rainy weather has you stuck inside this weekend, make good use of the time by cleaning out your closets and bookshelves and donating your used books to the Friends for the sale.  You can drop off books at either of the Library's circulation desks during normal business hours. Donation receipts are available upon request.

The Friends of the Library use the proceeds of their two sales each year to put on public concerts, summer park parties, author events and childrens programs for the enjoyment of all.

SNOWPLOW LICENSES. Just a reminder that snowplowing contractors must be licensed by the City before doing work at resident's homes and businesses.  Please check the city's website for listing of licensed contractors or call 949-2110 to make sure your contractor is licensed.

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OFFICES CLOSED FOR VETERANS DAY.  City offices will be closed on Monday, November 11th in observance of the Veterans Day Holiday.  

The Library will be open as usual.
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