News and Events from Around Elk Point
Our Public Works Director would like to remind our citizens to keep their weeds trimmed. Also, the trees must be not hang below 10 ft over a sidewalk or below 14 ft over the streets.
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS
The City of Elk Point wishes to remind you that sidewalks are to be cleared of snow and ice within twenty-four (24) hours after any snowfall or freezing rain. If snow and ice is not removed within this period, the City may do so by other means and charge the cost of removal to the property owner. Please be courteous to others and remove snow and ice promptly. The City would also like to remind you that if a snow removal alert (accumulation of 2 inches or more) is declared, please remove vehicles off the streets until the snow removal equipment is no longer operating in that area, after which normal parking may be resumed until the next declared snow removal alert. Vehicles violating this ordinance will be towed at the owner’s expense and cited. A copy of the ordinance is available on the City’s website. www.elkpoint.org
If you have any questions, you may contact the Police Department at 356-2184.
______________________________________________________________________ Transient Vendors: Get the Facts Before you buys
Subject: Tax Credits are back for Energy Efficiency Improvements
The Government Giveth and taketh away, AND giveth back again.
It has been brought to our attention ( by our next CSI star Mark Neu) that buried in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, passed by the last Congress at their New Year’s Eve session, was a provision to renew for 2013 the energy efficiency tax credits that had expired the end of 2011 and, to make them retroactive.
This means that there is a federal income tax credit of up to $500 for qualifying building envelop improvements and qualifying heating, cooling and water heating equipment, including air to air heat pumps, insulation, and windows purchase in 2012 or 2013. The credits are for residential property and there are a number of limitations on the eligible equipment and products.
Check out this link for more details; http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=US43F
Since the credits had expired for 2012 and are now being made available retroactively you may want to notify members who installed qualified air to air heat pumps last year of the renewed availability of the credit.
The 30% federal income tax credit for renewable energy systems such as geothermal heat pumps and wind systems did/has not changed and is available for installations thru 2016.
If you have any questions please contact me.
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ELK POINT RECYCLE CENTER
Open every Monday & Thursday
5:00pm to 7:00pm
RECYCLE DROP OFF CENTER EAST OF THE WATER TREATMENT PLANT @ THE CORNER OF MAIN AND JACKSON STREETS
In an effort to reduce costs paid for tipping fees and to protect the environment the City would like to encourage everyone to recycle. The City built a shed for materials to be dropped off at no charge. You may dispose of plastics, paper and aluminum and tin cans. Labels do not have to be removed. Waste does need to be sorted. Glass and cardboard are not accepted.