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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Public Works Needs Your Assistance

Garbage Can Placed Behind the Curb on Driveway-garbagecanplacement-news-300

Please Don’t Obstruct the Street with Trash Cans and Basketball Hoops

Trash/recycling/yard waste carts and basketball hoops are common things to see in the street at various times. Placing them on the curb or pavement is actually goes against city ordinance because they significantly impact both the traveling public and municipal operations such as plowing and street sweeping.

The proper placement is simple but extremely important to efficient operations, which help minimize the use of your tax dollars. Trash carts cannot be placed on street surfaces. Trash carts should be placed in the cleared driveway area or an area of the boulevard cleared of snow. They may be placed up to two feet behind the curb when waiting for pickup. This allows snowplow and sweeping crews to clean the streets from curb to curb.

Use the Right Edge Marker Too

Marking the edge of your driveway or lot can help you and snowplow drivers know where the pavement is after a big snowfall.  When marking the city asks that you use the right type of marker. We will even supply a few if you need them!

The best markers are lightweight fiberglass poles or aluminum driveway markers with reflectors on them.  A cheap and easy alternative is to use wood lathe for a marker.  

Driveway Marker - Pole Driveway Marker - Reflector Driveway Marker - Lathe

Steel fence posts may not be used. These posts are too rigid and strong. They will cause damage to cars that may slide too close and can even damage snowplows. The height and strength also impede plowing operations when we need to ‘wing back’ larger snow piles to make room for more snow from future storms. Thank you for helping make this winter plow season manageable and safe!

Property markers may be picked up at our Public Works facility,
located at 1801 101st Avenue NE between 7AM and 3PM
(Public Works will be closed Thursday, November 22 for the Thanksgiving Holiday)

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