Thursday, July 9, 2020

Household Refuse Pickup

The city will start household refuse pickup tomorrow and every Friday through the end of the month.  Here are items that will not be picked up:

The following items will NOT be collected as a part of this program:
  • Electronics such as computers and computer accessories; televisions and TV accessories; MP3 and IPOD players.
Tires, appliances, or yard waste - these items can be disposed of by the City’s Landscape & Special Waste Sticker Program.

Hazardous materials including paint, oil, gasoline, car batteries, pesticides, and other chemicals. Note that many of these items may be disposed of through a Household Chemical Collection Event by the Jackson County Health Department. For more information, check the Jackson County Health Department’s website at

Contractor’s remodeling or construction debris - residents or contractors must dispose of these items using private haulers.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Farmstead Razed

Noticed today that a small farmstead on 127 about a mile and a half south of Alto Pass had been demolished in the past week. The house, from its architecture, dated back about 75 to 100 years. It and all of the the outbuildings had been reduced to rubble and the property cleared.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Golden Corral

I see by the sign that Golden Corral has reopened. No indication what the restaurant is doing to minimize the chance of infection. I would certainly be more concerned about eating there than I would a traditional plated restaurant as, with the plate, a lot fewer people are touching the food and fixtures. I hope they do well though.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Consumer Traffic Dropping

As reports of COVID-19 increase again, cell phone tracking is showing people once again avoiding restaurants and other consumer businesses, especially in states like Florida, where the virus is surging.  Open Table showed similar movement back in March, when customers slowed down their visits and reservations at restaurants prior to the late march shutdown.

Sunday, July 5, 2020


Still rather bemused at the number of people who do not wear masks when going into a store. I can understand at a restaurant, it is hard to eat with a mask on. However, walking past a sign asking you to put on a mask and not doing so is rather inconsiderate.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Sign Shaker

From what I remember, the rationale for Carbondale' s ordinance banning sign shakers is rooted in the number of accidents that have taken place, near the intersection of Main and Oakland, primarily due to distracted drivers. I think, given the epidemic and the difficulty that city businesses, especially restaurants and bars are having and the drop in the number of cars on the street, it might be a good idea for the council to revisit this ordinance and others, perhaps putting in a exemption until restaurants get back to normal operation.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Temporarily Closed

Thai Taste, China Express and Mary Lou's have all closed for varying amounts of time. Thai Taste will close for the next week. Mary Lou's will reopen at the end of July and China Express will reopen in Early August