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LOCAL BRIEFS

KINGSTON – The Hoyt Library Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 20.

EDWARDSVILLE – Residents are reminded that any garbage that is put out for collection without a sticker will not be picked up.

All cardboard must be flattened and tied and must have a garbage sticker attached to each bundle. Cardboard may also be dropped off at no cost at the Department of Public Works Building, 85 Hoblak St. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. One Saturday each month the building will be open from 8 a.m. until noon. Call the borough building for Saturday dates.

NEWPORT TWP. – The face value for the 2006 school taxes ends today, after which the penalty period begins and ends on Dec. 15.

Residents are reminded that 2006 county and municipal taxes are in the penalty period.

If any one needs to arrange for a pickup, call 736-6148 for an appointment.

All taxes must be paid by Dec. 15.

AVOCA – The last day for collection of grass, leaves and yard waste will be tomorrow, weather permitting. Items should be placed at curbside by 8 a.m.

Grass clippings and leaves may be placed in the same container. Yard waste includes shrubs, hedge clippings and tree limbs. A maximum amount of three open containers not to exceed 30 pounds will be allowed per collection.

The recycling center will not accept grass and leaves that are combined with yard waste.

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