Monday, August 01, 2005

Bring Out Your Bed! Bring Out Your Bed!

Taking a walk through the Village of Jerome is somewhat more interesting of late. It's a chance to stroll down memory lane. Jerome is in the midst of The Village Clean Up! Stacked at the curb in front of nearly every house can be found a myriad of reusables (junk); Love Seats, Couches, Chairs, Lamps, Vacuum Cleaners, Shelves, Computers, Computer Monitors, Television Sets, Matresses, Desk, Windows, Window Frames, Dish Washing Machines, Clothe's Washers & Dryers, Beds, Garden Hoses, Fencing, Microwave Ovens, and the list goes on, and on.

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Every year I find myself wondering when I'll give into temptation, pick up a peice of junk, and take it home. I have at various times taken home perfectly good vacuum cleaners, and then taken them down the very next year to be picked up (of course they disappeared before the pickup day). I believe I spied one of those very same vacuum cleaners down the street - it probably still works. I see so many computer monitors that I no longer blink. I recall when Super VGA made my mouth water, and now it too is considered junk. Our neighbor threw out a nearly complete computer peripheral set, printer, mouse, and monitor. I was informed that the inkjet printer doesn't print photo quality, which is why they were tossing it out - but it still worked perfectly well for printing text documents - sorry it's already gone.

Last year we picked up some very nice shelves made of varnished pine. They are well constructed, and it is in use today. So many television sets are out in front of houses this year that I can't help but wonder if Santa didn't bring thin screen sets to those lucky folk now in need of a little space.

We live in the land of plenty here in Jerome. While none of us here are well to do, we have so much junk we trade it among ourselves, and arrange for the Village to take it off of our hands. I often wonder what an immigrant from a poor nation would feel if he walked down our Village's streets during these weeks?

These crazy Americans!

For those living in the Village time is running out - see the schedule I lifted from Jerome's official website below!

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Jerome Bulletin Online

Special Edition
July, 2005




Village Clean-up

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY AND COMPLETELY:

  • NO BRUSH, TREE LIMBS, GRASS OR LEAVES WILL BE PICKED UP DURING CLEAN-UP DATES. NO LIQUIDS, PAINTS, OILS, CAR BATTERIES, TIRES, NEWSPAPERS, CONCRETE OR LOOSE CARDBOARD WILL BE PICKED UP.
  • ITEMS SUCH AS SHINGLES, BROKEN GLASS OR SMALL METAL ITEMS MUST BE IN CONTAINERS SUCH AS CARDBOARD BOXES, NOT JUST DUMPED IN THE DITCH. EVEN THOUGH ITEMS MAY BE IN CARDBOARD BOXES, LOOSE CARDBOARD WILL NOT BE PICKED UP.
  • FOR THE PROTECTION OF SMALL CHILDREN, PLEASE REMOVE DOORS OF ALL AIRTIGHT CABINETS, REFRIGERATORS AND FREEZERS, AND LAY THEM DOWN SO THEY WON’T FALL OVER ON A CHILD AND TRAP THEM.

HAVE ITEMS NEXT TO THE STREET ON THE MONDAY OF THE WEEK YOUR STREET IS SCHEDULED FOR PICK UP. DO NOT PUT ITEMS OUT UNTIL THE WEEKEND BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED WEEK. ITEMS PUT OUT AFTER THE FIRST DAY DESIGNATGED FOR YOUR STREET WILL NOT BE PICKED UP. HOWEVER, DO NOT BE CONCERNED IF EVERYTHING YOU PUT OUT IS NOT PICKED UP AT THE SAME TIME. WE PLAN TO MAKE SPECIAL LOADS OF SIMILAR ITEMS. THE VILLAGE RETAINS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY OR ALL ITEMS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE FOR LARGE ITEMS SUCH AS APPLIANCES, MATTRESSES, COUCHES AND OTHER FURNITURE.

Following is the schedule for pick up. Please keep this schedule as it is the only notice you will receive.

WEEK OF JULY 18, 2005
HOMEWOOD AVE.; HOMEWOOD COURT; BARBARA COURT; REED AVE.; REED COURT; 2800 BLOCKS OF WELCH, LEONARD AND FILLMORE

WEEK OF JULY 25, 2005
VERNON; JEROME; WEST GRAND COURT; 2900, 3000 AND 3100 BLOCKS OF LEONARD, FILLMORE AND CORBIN ST.; RESIDENTS ON WABASH AND CHATHAM ROAD

WEEK OF AUGUST 1, 2005
CALLAND DRIVE; PARK AVE.; URBAN; MAPLE; LINCOLN; 1300 AND 1400 BLOCKS OF GLENN, AND ALBERTA LANE

WEEK OF AUGUST 8, 2005
ILES AVE.; 2600 AND 2700 BLOCKS OF WELCH, LEONARD AND FILLMORE; OWENS LANE; SCOTT COURT; AND 1500, 1600 AND 1700 BLOCKS OF GLENN AVE
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