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Jan 13

Mayor Craig A. Moe has announced that City Offices will be closed Monday, January 19, 2009 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

      Mayor Craig A. Moe and City Council President Gayle Snyder have announced that the City of Laurel Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr., will be held on Monday, January 19, 2009, in the Council Chambers at the Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, Maryland. Doors to the Municipal Center will open at 8:00 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be available. The ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the viewing of Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech and will conclude with the placement of a wreath honoring Dr. King’s memory at the Peace Pole in front of the Municipal Center. New to this year’s Tribute will be the recording of Coretta Scott King reading from the hand written notes of Dr. King’s last speech, which Dr. King did not complete. This speech was in preparation by Dr. King to be read at Sheep Meadow in New York on April 27, 1968, three weeks after his death.

     Monday’s refuse and recycling will be collected on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 and Tuesday’s refuse and recycling will be collected on Wednesday, January 21, 2009. There is no change in commercial recycling collection this week. 

     There will be no Residential Special Pickup or Yard Debris collection this week. Our next scheduled Residential Special Pickup and Yard Debris collection will be on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. You can schedule a pickup by either e-mailing ([email protected]) or calling the Department of Public Works at 301-725-0088 

     Thank you for your cooperation and we wish you a safe and happy holiday.

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