Seasonal Programs & Notices
Fall Hydrant Flushing
The Fall Hydrant Flushing Program takes place from mid-September until the end of November. Signs will be posted in the flushing areas so residents are aware when flushing will take place in their neighborhood.
Branch Pick-Up Program
Wondering what to do with your branches? Since September 1, 2011, the city's policy is to pick up branches and brush only after severe weather. Please take advantage of the Yard Waste Program included in your Waste Management service. Waste Management will be picking up yard waste on your garbage day starting April 1 through the week ending November 30. In order for Waste Management to pick up your branches, they must be contained in a kraft bag (no sticker necessary) or bundled. Branch bundles must:
- Be no more than 4 feet in length
- Be no more than 5 inches in diameter
- Weigh no more than 50 pounds
- Be securely tied with string or twine
Unbundled branches will not be accepted.
As we say goodbye to summer and welcome the brilliant colors of fall, we must prepare for the dilemma that accompanies the season - what do we do with our leaves? Don't fret. The Leaf Pick-up Program begins in mid-October and will run until December, weather permitting. Please note that Waste Management will pick up your kraft bags full of leaves on your garbage day at no additional charge through the last week of November. No sticker is needed, provided the bag is filled with leaves only.
If you'd prefer to take advantage of the Public Works Leaf Program, please be patient as it is extremely difficult to determine when we will be in your area. Leaves that are placed along the parkway will be picked up as quickly as possible. Please do not put leaves in the street or in the curb/gutter, as it will create drainage problems for you and your neighbors. The truck will follow a specific route for safety purposes, as well as efficiency, so we cannot make special trips to any specific address. Also, note that the machine can only pick up leaves. If a pile of leaves is mixed with branches, it will not be picked up.
The city recently completed a survey of all the parkway trees within the city limits. We will be starting to remove the dead Ash trees that have been affected by the Emerald Ash Borer. At this time, we discourage planting in the parkway until a new list of acceptable trees is available.
Take a look at the city's snow removal plan.