LETTER: Cleanup crew missed somethingTo the Telegram: The annual city trash and brush cleanup is a great program for keeping our city free of trash.
To the Telegram:
The annual city trash and brush cleanup is a great program for keeping our city free of trash.
Today I called to check on why the brush in the alley west of the 1200 block of Elm Avenue was not picked up since most of it had been there since last fall. In the phone message response from a Public Works Department representative, I was told that tree and brush must be placed on the street in front of the house, not in the alley where your garbage is picked up.
This a total change from all prior years and I’ve been here since 1979. The annual neighborhood pile of brush is neatly stacked in the alley as it has been off and on for the last 20 years. Any time the city is ready to remove it, they are welcome to it. All garbage, recyclables, annual trash and brush pickups should be in the alley wherever possible. There is enough congestion on the city streets and avenues.
Editor’s note: The city has required brush to be on city boulevards for at least a decade, as noted in the city’s ad published in the Telegram and on the city website. According to Assistant Public Works Director Todd Janigo, crews have picked up brush in the alley when they see it as a courtesy to residents.