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.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Lakes Classifieds – 04/24/15

Northshire Freepress – 04/24/15

Lakes Region Freepress – 04/24/15

Weekender – 04/24/15

Classifieds 04/22/14

Dresden throws support to medical marijuana facility

medical marijuana

By Dan King The Town of Dresden has joined the growing list of towns throughout Washington County that are throwing […]

Heather Michaud to have art displayed at the Hyde

Michaud Drawing

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student will have her artwork displayed at one of the region’s greatest art […]

Hampton Firehouse may change hands

21281963

By Derek Liebig The Town of Hampton is considering selling the Hampton Firehouse to the Hampton Volunteer Fire Department, which […]

Granville Science Fair a hit

DSC_0111

Joshua Bassett A dry Christmas tree that emitted melodic sounds when hit was just one of the many exhibits on […]

Baseball routs Corinth, Salem, Bolton

Derek Thomas rips a basehit diown the left field line

The Whitehall baseball team bounced back from a non-league loss to Fort Ann by blowing out Corinth, Salem and Bolton. […]

Whitehall not conducting background checks?

By Dan King Whitehall Central School has brought on a substantial amount of staff members, bus drivers and substitutes this […]

Baseball downed by league foes

Wasaren League play has not been kind to Granville’s baseball team in the early part of the season. The Horde […]