The past several months we, gratefully, have seen an exceptionally mild winter. To date, we have plowed only 7 times, but completed 28 rounds of street salting. The milder winter has allowed us to complete some indoor projects, including the repainting of Village Hall and the Fire Hall bathrooms. The mild winter has also provided the DPW the opportunity to clean and flush over 3000 linear feet of sanitary sewer lines and we have undertaken the task of switching out our traditional fluorescent light fixtures in our Highway Garage to efficient and cost-saving LEDs. Within the next few weeks, construction work will begin on our new salt storage facility, located at the foot of Roland Street near the cell tower site. Our rock salt has been stored in the rear garage of the Community Center but over the years, has caused some damage due to its corrosive nature. Delivery at the Community Center is difficult too, as the overhead door limits the type of transfer truck that can be utilized and interferes with school employee parking. As spring is around the corner, we would like to remind everyone that while mowing their lawns, to not blow the clippings into the street. During rain, the clippings wash into the storm drain and create blockages and potential backups. As residents complete their spring yard cleanup, remember that all yard debris must be bagged and placed INSIDE of your trash tote except for branches, which can be either put in your tote or bundled and left at curbside for retrieval by our department. If you need to dispose of any old tires, for a few dollars each they can be recycled at Geiter-Done, located at 300 Greene Street in Lovejoy.
OTHER DPW SERVICES AND INFORMATION
•Snowplow Contractors must obtain a permit before they can service any Village residence. Permits cost $25.00 and are available from Village Hall, 425 Reiman Street, 716-897-1560, Mon-Fri between the hours of 9:00 AM-4:00PM.•Residents are responsible for maintaining the sidewalk and headland (the strip between the curb and the sidewalk) on their property•In the Fall, DPW will pick up leaves for residents. Bagging is not required. Simply pile the leaves on the headland (the strip between the curb and the sidewalk) and DPW will vacuum them up. Do NOT pile leaves in the street! •To authorize DPW to Add/Remove/Trima treeon the right of way, complete anAuthorization Formand mail to/drop it by Village Hall, 425 Reiman Street during regular business hours. Forms may be viewed/printed here