June 26, 2019
Nixa News | July 2019 Edition
In this month's edition you can read about...

  • Fireworks restrictions and safety tips
  • MoDOT projects to impact Nixa traffic
  • How to enroll in youth sports and other parks programs
  • Energy Advisor: Learn where your energy dollars are going
  • Upcoming events
  • And more!

As always, you can find much more information at Nixa.com and engage with us on our official social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July!
The 4th of July is right around the corner and since we have had so much rain, we are not experiencing any burn bans. However, while folks who live out in the county may already be shooting off fireworks, we want to remind those who live inside the city limits that fireworks are only permitted to be used on July 4th between 2pm and 11pm. The only other day of the year that fireworks can be used inside the city limits is on New Years Eve. Our ordinances also require that anyone under 17 be supervised by an adult when using fireworks. Call Nixa Police at 417-582-1030 to report someone violating the fireworks ordinances.

Our Police Department and Animal Control posted a video to our Facebook page which includes more fireworks safety tips and some advice on how to calm your dog during the holiday if they are frightened by fireworks.
The Baffler
This perplexing puzzle will keep you bewildered, befuddled, and bemused.

Q: What do you call a bunch of dolls waiting in line for grilled meat?

The answer to The Baffler is at the bottom of the newsletter.
Working For You
MoDOT projects will improve highways through Nixa, construction will impact traffic
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You may have already noticed work being done by telephone and gas companies digging along Highway 14 between 160 and Nicholas Road as they move their utilities out of the way for the upcoming widening of Highway 14 to five lanes. Construction on 14 is scheduled to get underway later in the year. Electric power poles will also be moved back along Highway 14 from Main Street to Nicholas Road to prepare for the road widening being overseen by MoDOT.

But it is actually projects along 160 which will be impacting Nixa traffic first. A resurfacing project along 160 will stretch from Plainview Road in Springfield all the way to Kimberling City. There will also be intersection improvements being made in partnership with the City of Nixa at the intersections of 160 & Tracker and at 160 & Northview. There will be several other improvements along 160 as part of these projects set to begin by late July and may include some road closures. Read much more detail about the Highway 160 improvements at the MoDOT website.

Nixa residents who use Highway 65 will also be impacted by road closures as MoDOT is simultaneously finishing the final phase of the 65 Rebuild project. Read much more about Interstate 65 project at the MoDOT website.

Once MoDOT sets the construction schedule for the widening of Highway 14, we will also share that information with you. Stay tuned and be sure to sign up for traffic alerts so you won't get caught by surprise during any road closures.

Thank you for your patience during all these projects, we are grateful that MoDOT and the State of Missouri are investing in improving key highways in Christian County!
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Be sure to follow the City of Nixa's official social media accounts too, as we'll keep those updated with information about any projects anticipated to impact traffic around Nixa.
Energy Advisor: Learn where your energy dollars are going
Got energy smarts Get started with Energy Advisor
As the summer heats up, appliances like your air conditioner and refrigerator are working harder to keep your home cool. That means you're using more electricity than during the cooler spring months.

Nixa Utilities provides our customers with an "Energy Advisor," which you can access through our website to help predict your energy consumption, anticipate utility costs, and see how energy conservation tips can help you save money!
Nixa improves its online permit application process!
Are you planning to build or install a fence, deck, pool, shed, storm shelter, or sign? You can now submit your permit application for any of these projects without any paperwork!

For the time being, all other permit applications will still require some paperwork and may require a visit to City Hall. We are continuing to work to streamline the online permit application processes.
Parks Program Guide
Exceptional City Staff
Employee Spotlight
Jason Ramos
Jason Ramos has been with the City of Nixa since 2005. He started in the Utilities Office as a meter reader and locator and has worked in the wastewater collection department for the last ten years. He was promoted to the Lead Utility Worker for that department in 2016.

Jason and Maria, his wife, live in Sparta where they raised one son and two daughters. He is happiest on the water fishing or out in the woods hunting. Past generations might have described him as a horse trader but buying low and selling to make a profit is one of his hobbies.

Jason is an excellent welder and has his Wastewater ‘C’ License and Water ‘C’ License. He can operate all of the vehicles and equipment the City owns. He is very passionate about his work keeping the wastewater collection system flowing efficiently. For the last 9 years he and the collection crew have been instrumental in the reduction of excess groundwater and surface water (Infiltration and Inflow, a.k.a. "I&I") getting into the collection system which overloads the capacities of pipes and pumps. Also, his crew keeps 16 pump stations and generators in good operating condition.
City Events
June 30: Friends of the Park Summer Pool Party
All are welcome to the Friends of the Park: Summer Pool Party! This FREE event will be held at the Aquatics Center. Come swim with us—the pool party will be held on Sunday, June 30th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Movies in the Park 2019
July 13: Movies in the Park
The Movies in the Park series is presented by the Massengale Group. All movies are held at McCauley Park, begin at dusk, and all movies are FREE! Please bring lawn chairs or blankets. Concessions will be available for purchase. All movies are dependent on weather.
No smoking and no alcohol.

July 13th:  The Greatest Showman 
August 10th:  Bumblebee
September 21st:  Mary Poppins Returns
October 5th: Incredibles 2
Sensory Swim. Nixa Parks & CC Links.
July 19: Sensory Swim
Join Nixa Parks and CC Links for the Sensory Swim! Sensory Swim will be held on Friday, July 19th from 10 am to 11:30 am. During this time, we will keep the music off, whistles will be quieter, and we will help create a calm, sensory friendly space focused in the zero depth entry side of the pool.
August 6: National Night Out
You're invited to Nixa's biggest pool party! The Nixa Police Department will be hosting it's National Night Out event on August 6 th , 2019 at The X Center pool from 6pm to 8pm. National Night Out is an evening to hang out with your community and first responders as we enjoy family fun, games, swimming, food, prizes, and more!
The Update is a great way to learn more about what's happening in Nixa and have your questions answered while enjoying lunch. Each month, we bring a different guest speaker from Nixa local government. These events give senior citizens an opportunity to meet and interact with the city's leadership, voice their concerns, and stay informed!

2019 DATES: July 24, August 28, September 25, October 30, November 27, December 31.

Anyone can enjoy lunch at the Nixa Senior Center. A suggested donation covers the cost of lunch: $3.50 for those 60+ and $6.00 for those under 60. Learn more about the Nixa Senior Center at the   Nixa Senior Center   website.
Parks Programs
Swim Lessons
There are 6 levels of swim lessons. Each level has 4 sessions, with each session consisting of 8 total classes.

Classes are held Monday - Thursday for two weeks. In case of inclement weather or holidays, Friday may be used as a make-up day. Tadpoles and Intro to Swim are 30 minute classes; Levels 1 - 5 are 45 minute classes.

Registration for swim lessons begins February 1st and ends the Thursday prior to the session start date. Fees for Swim Lessons are as follows: Members $40, Nixa Residents $45, Non-Residents $53. For details on each lessons, available times, or for private lessons--contact us

Session 3: July 1st - July 11th
Session 4: July 15th - July 25th
Jr. Lifeguards
Ever wonder what it would be like to be a Lifeguard? Check out Jr. Lifeguards!

Registration ends Thursday, July 11th and space is limited to 30 kids! The program is open to ages 10 to 15 years old.

The fees for the program are as follows: Members $30, Nixa Residents $35, Non-Residents $40.
Classes will be held Monday-Thursday from 11am-12pm, July 15th-25th.
Art Classes
Art Classes
Art Classes are open to ages 3 years old to 8th grade. The fee per session is as follows: Members $30, Nixa Residents $35, Non-Residents $40. All supplies will be provided; make sure to wear clothes that can get dirty! A project list is available for each session on the registration form.

Registration begins June 24th and ends August 16th.

Intro to Art  (Tuesdays): August 20th - September 24th. PK - 2nd at 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm. 3rd-6th at 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm.

Studio Art  (Thursdays; 1st - 8th Grade): August 22nd - September 26th. Studio 2D at 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm. Studio 3D at 7:15 pm to 8:00 pm.
Tennis Lessons
The non-contact sport of tennis is great for health and fitness. Tennis develops hand-eye coordination, balance, and body coordination. The sport nurtures work ethic and discipline all while teaching players responsibility and sportsmanship. Participants must register for each session individually. All classes meet once per week with make ups being scheduled as time and weather permits.
Open To:  Ages 5 years old and older; beginner and intermediate classes available.

Registration:  Ends the Thursday prior to the session start date.
Summer Session 2:  July 9th - August 1st;  Fees:  $40 per session. 
Beginner Level:
Tuesdays 6 - 7 pm; ages 5 - 11
Tuesdays 7 - 8 pm; ages 12 to Adult
Intermediate Level:
Thursdays 6 - 7 pm; ages 6 to 11
Thursdays 7 - 8 pm; ages 12 to Adult
Summer Session 3:  August 13th - September 17th;  Fees:  $55 per session.
Beginner Level:
Tuesday 5 - 6 pm; ages 5 - 11
Tuesday 6 - 7 pm; ages 12 to Adult
Intermediate Level:
Thursday 5 - 6 pm; ages 6 - 11
Thursday 6 - 7 pm; age 12 to Adult
Fall Recreational Volleyball
Recreational Volleyball is geared towards introducing and fostering girls 3rd through 6th grade an interest in volleyball. Emphasis is on learning the game and having fun.

Season Dates:  September 16th/17th - October 14th/15th. 3rd/4th grade plays on Monday evenings; 5th/6th grade plays on Tuesday evenings. The season ending tournament will be held on Saturday, October 19th. 

Open To:  The program is open to girls in 3rd - 6th grade.

Location:  Games will be played and practices will be held at The X Center.

Fees:  Members $40, Nixa Residents $45, Non-Residents $53.

Registration:  June 10th - August 14th. *Late registration August 15th - 18th with a $10 additional late fee.
Fall Recreational Soccer
Recreational Soccer is geared towards introducing and fostering interest in soccer. Emphasis is on learning the game and having fun. The league is open to boys and girls; it is comprised of 4 different divisions, 3&4 years old, 5 years old and Kindergarten, 1st/2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, and 6th – 8th grade. Games for every division are on Saturday morning/afternoons.

Season Dates : September 14th - October 19th.

Open To:  Boys and girls ages 3 years old (must be 3 by September 14th) to 8th grade.

Location:  Games will be played on Saturdays at McCauley Park and practices are held at Rotary Park.

Fees:  Members $40, Nixa Residents $45, Non-Residents $53.

Registration:  June 10th - August 14th. *Late registration from August 15th - 18th with an additional $10 late fee.
More Nixa Parks Events, Programs, & Sports Leagues
For the latest info on all the events happening at Nixa Parks and The X Center, follow the link to NixaParks.com
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The Baffler Answer
The solution to your scalp scratchin'.

Q: What do you call a bunch of dolls waiting in line for grilled meat?

A: A Barbie-queue.
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