Mayer News for Jan. 3

Christmas Tree pickup

On Saturday, Jan. 12, the Mayer Lutheran girls’ basketball team will be collecting trees curbside. Have your tree on the curb by 7 a.m. on that day. Trees can also be dropped off at the Mayer Recycling and Compost Site located on CR 30 on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon. Do not include ornaments, stands, lights, artificial trees and wire wreaths. Please remove trees and wreaths from plastic bags.

Holiday lights can be recycled at the Carver County Environmental Center, 116 Peavey Circle, Chaska, and at the Douglas Kugler Eco-site, 676 Industrial Blvd., Watertown. Questions? Call Carver County Environmental Services at 952-361-1800. Please have trees at the curb the night before pickup.

Senior Citizens to Meet

There will be a pot luck dinner on Monday, Jan. 7, for all senior citizens in the Mayer area. The group meets at the Mayer Community Center on the first Monday of the month. There are no dues to pay, just bring a dish of food to share with other senior citizens at the banquet meal, which is served at 11:30 a.m. The game of Bunco is played after the meal, with departure time around 1:30 p.m.

Waste Management

Because of the New Year holiday, garbage and recycle pick up will be held on Saturday, and not Friday, this week. Have bins curbside by 7 a.m.

Snow, Sidewalks and Hydrants

The city wants to remind homeowners that it is your responsibility to keep sidewalks and trails in front of your home clear of snow. If you have a fire hydrant in your yard, the city would appreciate your assistance in keeping it shoveled out.

Red Cross Bloodmobile

The American Red Cross bloodmobile will be at the Mayer community Center on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 1-7 p.m. Call Lois at 952-657-2161 to set up an appointment to donate blood.

Skating Rink

Mayer public works staff and the Mayer Fire Department is flooding an area north of Finn’s Place on the north edge of the city for ice skating. There is a warming house to help get you out of the wind for awhile, so dress warm and enjoy the ice when it is ready.

Electronic Sign

The city and First Minnesota Bank have entered into a collaborative agreement for the electronic sign at the bank. The sign will be used for community messages as well as advertising space will be sold to local business and organizations.

 Mayer News is compiled and written by Cathy Stifter