La Veta Arbor Day Tree Planting on May 27: Mayor Douglas Brgoch has proclaimed this Friday, May 27, 2022 as Arbor Day for the Town of La Veta.  Please join members of La Veta's Park & Tree Board this Friday, May 27, 2022 at 10 AM in front of La Veta Village at 109 E. Francisco St in La Veta for the planting of the Town's Arbor Day tree.  Keith Hauber, retired arborist, will be conducting a short educational session about proper tree planting and maintenance during and after the tree planting.  Please join us as we continue our 36 year heritage as a Tree City USA town with this Arbor Day tree planting.  If you are interested in volunteering with La Veta's Park & Tree Board to do tree planting and maintenance including pruning, please contact Keith Hauber at [email protected] or 816-277-4833 for more information.


Wipes Clog Pipes!

Dear Town Resident,

This message is for all residents of the Town of La Veta.  It is intended to educate you the homeowner and anyone living in your home as to what should not be flushed down the toilets.   We have been experiencing an alarming number of clogged sewer lines recently because of foreign material being flushed down the toilets or poured down drains. The sewer system is designed to handle water, human waste and tissue paper only.

Examples of what should not be flushed down toilets or poured down drains are as follows:

  • ·        Cloth rags or towels
  • ·        Baby wipes, Toilet wipes, Towelettes, disinfecting wipes, or cloth wipes of any kind (even if the container indicates that they are “flushable”)
  • ·        Paper (other than toilet paper/tissue)
  • ·        Medications (Prescription, or over-the-counter)
  • ·        Feminine hygiene products of any kind
  • ·        Beauty products, Q-Tips, dental floss
  • ·        Plastics of any kind

All of the above items mentioned should be thrown out with the trash or disposed of properly. Remember… only water, human waste and tissue paper should be flushed down toilets. Clogged pumps lead to sewer backups which can back up into homes and are expensive to clean and repair. This cost is borne by you – the sewer rate payer.