May 22

Tips for a Safe Memorial Day

Posted on May 22, 2019 at 3:36 PM by Adam Rosen

Heading out to or hosting a Memorial Day party? Here are a few important things to keep in mind to make this a safe weekend for everyone. If you are using a charcoal grill, make sure it is in a well-ventilated area. Never use a charcoal grill indoors. Just like in the kitchen, keep a child-free zone around the grill.

Holiday parties often include a backyard or community pool. Make sure there is a designated water watcher who has constant eye-to-eye contact with children. Lastly, if you plan to have alcohol at your Memorial Day party, assign a designated driver or call a taxi or car service.

May 22

Boating Council Offers Summer Safety Tips

Posted on May 22, 2019 at 3:35 PM by Adam Rosen

May 18-24 is National Safe Boating Week. Enjoy beautiful Lake Pleasant and take some simple precautions to make this a fun and safe summer. A boat’s engine releases carbon monoxide through the tailpipes. Do not swim or stand near exhaust vent areas, including the back deck or swim platform.

State law requires all passengers 12 years old and younger to wear a properly fastened life jacket while onboard. Each vessel must have one life jacket for each passenger. Just like driving, operating a watercraft under the influence is illegal. Operate the boat at a speed and in a manner safe for the conditions. Stay safe and have a great summer at the lake.

May 22

City Operations Change for Memorial Day

Posted on May 22, 2019 at 3:35 PM by Adam Rosen

Peoria city offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday. Peoria trash pickup will be effected by the holiday as well. Monday pickups will be shifted to Tuesday and Tuesday to Wednesday. Thursday and Friday pickups will remain the same.

Rio Vista Recreation Center will be open from 5 a.m.-4 p.m. Memorial Day. Both libraries will be closed. Valley Metro will be running on a Sunday schedule.