Leaf pick up different after Irene

Tropical Storm Irene’s impact will be felt into the fall as damage from the storm will impact the annual leaf collection service.

The Granville Department of Public Works will collect leaves as they have in the past, but have been forced to mandate the leaves be bagged this year.

Residents are asked to put leaves to the curb in clear plastic bags – emphasis on clear, superintendent Dan Williams said.

Leaves will be picked up over an extended period of time as well.

Leaf pick up will begin Sept. 26 and will continue – every Monday – through Nov. 14, officials said recognizing the increased demands placed on the DPW by the clean up and repair work created by the storm.

“We’re falling behind faster and faster every day,” Williams quipped.

The leaf vacuum the DPW typically uses to suck up leaves raked to the curb was damaged during the flooding, when flood water rose too fast to allow workers to move the apparatus.

Williams said the vacuum, which is powered by its own internal diesel motor, was under several feet of water after the Mettowee River rose suddenly overwhelming the waste water treatment area.

While workers were able to move a number of vehicles at least one truck and the vacuum were lost to the waters. It is unclear if the vacuum can be repaired in time to be used this fall.

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