The city's annual leaf pick-up program has begun. Residents are asked to rake their leaves and pine needles into the streets beginning October 29th, about a foot out from the gutter line to allow for water drainage. Please do not put bagged leaves, branches, rubble or refuse in the street. There is no cost to you.
City crews will be moving fast, beginning south of Sherman and working their way north. You can help by moving your parked cars off of the street during leaf pick-up. They expect completion by December 1st. Once an area has been cleared they won't return, so if you're too late you're just out of luck. City crews are unable to provide an exact schedule.
Please note that there is no charge to residents to haul leaves, pine needles, limbs, branches, or debris to the landfill. Waste Management WILL charge to haul bagged leaves.
For more info contact the Street Maintenance Department at 769-2233. And thanks to my sister Kerri Thoreson for the great photos!