Released on March 8, 2012 - 2:56pm
Nov 04

As the leaves fall, Public Works begins its annual leaf vacuum collection.  The leaf vacuum will begin its tour of the City beginning the first week in October and will run (weather permitting) until the first week of December.  To prepare your leaves for the vacuum, please follow these simple guidelines:

  • Rake your leaves into the grass plot between your sidewalk and the street, or, if you have no median, rake them into the gutter.  You should do this the day before the collection.  The leaf crew cannot return until the following week if your leaves are not out on time.
  • Please remove parked cars from the path of the leaf vacuum.  It is very difficult to collect piles of leaves from between parked cars.
  • Remove all cans, bottles, sticks, toys and debris from your piles of leaves.  These items can cause very expensive damage to the City’s equipment.

Residents can check which day the vacuum will be in their area using the map in the 2013 calendar or by checking the City’s web site.

America Recycles Day – November 15, 2013.  Public Works will accept all electronics, household batteries and CFL/fluorescent bulbs at their facility from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on beginning Tuesday, November 12th and ending Friday, November 15th.  The drop-off is free to all City residents.  Residents will need to show proof of residency.  Public Works crews will be available to help unload their items.  

Snow Emergency:  During a snow emergency, parking is prohibited on the EVEN numbered side of designated City Snow Routes.  Please check now to see if your street is a snow emergency route. 

Dates to remember:

NovemberVeteran’s Day refuse/recycling collection.  City Offices will be closed on Monday, November 11th.  Monday’s refuse/recycling will be collected on Tuesday, November 12th and Tuesday’s refuse/recycling will be collected on Wednesday, November 13th.    

Thanksgiving Holiday.  City Offices will be closed Thursday and Friday (November 28th and 29th).  Thursday and Friday’s recycling will be collected on Wednesday, November 27th.    


Christmas Holiday, Wednesday’s refuse/recycling will be collected on Thursday, December 26th


Look for the 2014 Calendar! Each resident will have their new calendar delivered to their door.


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The Department of Public Works provides refuse and recycling collection, city infrastructure management and maintenance, snow and ice removal, and quick and effective responses to inclement weather damage.