It's the time of year when the City of Zanesville begins leaf collection.
It started Monday for wards five and six and the trucks will stay there until the first of the month. Then during November 4th through the 8th, it will transition to wards 3 and 4 and continue moving throughout the wards until mid December.
"Then we will move November twelfth and thirteenth between wards 1 and 2,” said Public Service Director, Mike Sims. “Into 3 and 4, 18 through the 22,...
The city of Zanesville is nearing the end of its annual leaf pick-up program.
Friday is the final day for leaf collection in the city and officials want to remind residents who still have leaves that need picked up, to rake them as near to the curb as they can without going into the road or blocking a storm sewer. They should then contact the street department so the workers can properly dispose of them.
"They've been through all the wards a couple times and they're also...
The City of Zanesville provides a service that helps its citizens and helps comply with a state requirement.
At Monday's City Council, members passed an ordinance that allows the city to implement storm water quality regulations. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency mandates, through the MS-4 Storm Water Program, that the city must do their best to control erosion, sediment and other items away from storm sewers. Leaf collection is one way to comply.
Those who love snow haven't had a lot of enjoyment this winter season. But, for the Zanesville Street Department the lack of the white stuff means a lot of green.
In December 2010 there was 282 hours of overtime combine that with salt and fuel costs and the city ended up paying almost $26,000. This year, there has only been 22 hours of overtime with no salt used and $1,700 spent on fuel.
"The only is we have to buy salt. We get it by state purchase and it's $60 a ton,...
It's going to cost the City of Zanesville more money to collect residents leaves this fall.
Already the process has been put off because of a tight budget and fuel costs. Now officials said they'll be taking this year's leaves to a landfill because they don't have a farm to take the leaves like they usually do. The added cost is now $16-18,000.
"It's the same as the tonage for the regular trash pick up and we will have as many as twenty loads a day and up to 120 and they are...