Carbon Notices - May 1, 2019

All Council Meetings are at the Village Office at 7 PM,
unless otherwise posted.

OFFICE CLOSURE – Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (Training)

COUNCIL MINUTES – Approved Council Minutes are posted on the Village Website. Signed copies of the Minutes are available at the Village Office for viewing.
GARBAGE TAGS – Available at the Village Office for $1.00/tag. If you are over your allowable limit (Residents:4 bags, Commercial: 8 bags), Garbage Tags are now available to purchase. Please ensure that additional bags are marked with a tag (sticker) and secured in an animal proof can or bin on Garbage Day (Wednesday’s: 8 AM - 12 PM).

STREET SWEEPING – May 13, 2019, tentative date, weather permitting. More details to follow with a confirmation date.

BLACKKNOT DISEASE – There are many trees and shrubs in the Village that are infected by Black Knot disease. This fungus will continue to grow and will release spores that will infect neighbouring trees. The Village of Carbon suggests that you prune or have these trees removed to minimize further spread of the disease. They can be hauled to Clay Hill (West of Elgin Avenue & South of Hwy. 836). Please dispose of the diseased limbs inside the marked area with caution tape. This area is for diseased black knot trees and shrubs ONLY. The Carbon Fire Department will be burning the diseased limbs on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Early spring or late fall is a good time for seeing the infection and pruning. To ensure termination of the disease spreading, cut the limb a minimum of 8 inches below the infected area. Use a solution of 1-part bleach to 9 parts water to clean your tools between cuts to avoid spreading the disease. More information can be found on the Government of Alberta’s website at:

CURB–SIDE GIVEAWAY – MAY 4 & 5, 2019. FREE up some space and get some stuff for free! On the weekend of May 4 & 5 (the weekend prior to the Village Spring Cleanup May 9, 10 & 11). FREE yourself of clutter and find some great free items of your own. Put out your unwanted items during Curbside Give Away Weekend instead of discarding them. It’s a great way to reduce the amount of garbage ending up in the clean-up bins and our landfill while letting someone else find useful items. On Curbside Weekend (Owner’s Responsibility): Place re-useable items at the curb in front of your home during the weekend. ONLY place items that are free that are clearly marked with a “FREE” sign. Unclaimed items must be removed from the curb at the end of the weekend. “A person’s trash is another person’s treasure.”

SPRING CLEAN-UP – Village Residents Only, MAY 9, 10 & 11, 2019 (Thursday, May 9: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Friday, May 10: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Saturday, May 11: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM). LOCATION: Reservoir, top of Eagles Hill, North of Hwy. 836 on Cemetery Hill Road (gravel). ACCEPTABLE ITEMS: FREE: Household Refuse - kitchen / bathroom refuse, furniture and toys, FREE: Metal - bikes, BBQ’s, pipe, metal furniture, car parts (all fuel and oil MUST be removed from any motorized units. eg. lawnmowers, weed wipers, etc.), FREE: E-Waste - T.V.’s, computers, DVD players, microwaves, stereo’s and their components, CHARGE - $7 PER ITEM - CASH ONLY: Appliances - stoves, washer, dryers, dishwashers, CHARGE - $15 PER ITEM - CASH ONLY: fridges & deep freezers. Please remove Freon before disposal. UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS: Renovation/demolition materials such as wood, carpet, underlay, cupboards, toilets, commercial trade waste, used motor oil, oil containers, oil filters. Barb wire and chain link fence, propane bottles and toxic substances including empty containers that contained toxic substances: paint cans, spray paint, pesticide/herbicides.

DISPOSAL OF TREE LIMBS, SHRUBS & LEAVES – Village Residents Only, FREE disposal of non-diseased tree limbs, shrubs and leaves will be available at the Reservoir on May 9, 10 & 11, 2019 in conjunction with Spring Clean Up. After this date, disposal will be the owner’s responsibility, at their own cost.

FREE MULCH – A Skid Steer and Operator will be available to load FREE MULCH during the Spring Clean Up on May 9, 10 & 11, 2019 at the Reservoir.