Thursday, July 28, 2016
News Roundup: New Property Code Officer Starts In August
New Property Code Officer Starts In August: Slops, be warned! Recently, this blog reported that a new enforcer has been hired to ensure that Dorchester residents are keeping their property up to community standards and village ordinances. This was confirmed by the minutes from the Dorchester Village Board's May 2016 meeting. Penny Keller is the village's new nuisance abatement and code compliance officer and will begin her duties in August, according to official documents. This hire will help ensure that property clean-up notices and enforcement originally initiated by SENDD a few years ago continues. In the meantime, if you suspect a property in Dorchester is non-compliant with village standards, you are urged to call 402-418-8670 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Day Of School Is Aug. 17: Mom and Day can hardly wait for school to start again. We know that is the case in many Dorchester area households. On Aug. 17, bells will ring again at Dorchester Public School. See the calendar of DPS events by clicking here.
At least 25 Homes In Dorchester Now Vacant: A recent drive around Dorchester found that at least 25 homes inside Dorchester's village limits are currently vacant. Twenty-five houses in a town of under 200 households is far too high. Perhaps it's time for a concerted, private effort of concerned citizens to start coordinating and planning to purchase and renovating these homes as rental properties. After all, it seems there is no desire or motivation by the current owners to do anything with most these homes but to let them deteriorate.
$30,000/Year Delivery Job In Crete: Culligan of Crete is looking for a motivated full-time delivery driver. If interested, visit them at 2220 West 11th Crete, NE. Deliveries to Crete, Milford, Dorchester, Wilber, Dewitt, Friend, clatonia, Plymouth, etc.
Red Cross Needs Blood Donations Due To Serious Shortage: Earlier this month, the American Red Cross issued an emergency request for blood and platelet donations. A critical blood shortage still exists. Dorchester area residents can help and will get a special "thank-you" of a $5 Amazon.com gift card claim for those coming to donate. Upcoming area blood drives will be held in DeWitt on Aug. 15, at the DeWitt Community Building from noon to 6 p.m. Also, in Seward on Aug. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church. For more information, call the American Red Cross Blood Services at (402) 321-3576.
Study Says Tattoo Ink May Be Toxic: A new European study finds that getting tattoos may lead to long-term skin problems and an increased risk of cancer. The report by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) found red ink was the most dangerous, but they warned blue, green and black ink is also risky. Great. Does this mean taxpayers will be paying for the healthcare of all those inked hotties we've seen at Wal-Mart every week in the years since Dorchester has been without a grocery store?