Street Superintendent Brad Pedersen met with the council this week to discuss the problem of junk and debris being dumped at the sewer plant brush pile.
"The one problem that we are having is that people are bringing down their leaves and stuff in plastic bags and leaving the plastic bags down here," Pedersen said. "We're just trying to control that problem because what happens is that it makes more work for us when we have to pick up all the plastic bags."
Part-time help will be hired to monitor disposal of leaves, grass clipping and limbs for the next couple of weeks, until everyone can get things picked up and distributed to the brush pile.
Pedersen said the city workers are continuing to try to keep up with the clean-up around town. There are a lot of branches and limbs down due to high winds, but the city crew is working to get them all cleaned up, he said.
"We had the football team help us last Thursday around town and that was a big help," Pedersen said. "We had things pretty much cleaned up and then the wind blew through the town again this week so we're working to get that cleaned up yet. We're going to try to set some other hours for the brush pile so that everyone can find time to bring there stuff down."
Read the rest of this article in the 4/19/01 Pilot Tribune.