4/19/2013 9:51:00 AM Windom officials: Tree pickup deadline will remain April 22
Despite the recent heavy snow, the City of Windom tree and brush pickup deadline will remain April 22, according to Bruce Caldwell, city street superintendent.
City crews and one private firm have been working picking up the brush on the curb lines throughout town and will continue next week.
Windom residents who have seen trucks and clean-up crews move through their neighborhood should not panic. Crews will continue to sweep the entire community, checking boulevards for any branches that are left along the curb until the end of the day on April 22.
"Our goal is to cover the complete town once over then we will come back and do the town the second and final time to finish up the project," Caldwell said. "The deadline for people to bring their remaining ice damaged brush and branches to the boulevards is still April 22. It will take the city staff around two weeks to completely finish up the street cleanup."
Caldwell stressed that any branches or brush set on the curb after April 22 will not be picked up. Those residents will have to haul the debris to the county landfill at their own expense.
The city is also offering to residents the opportunity to dump twigs and small branches at the Windom compost site during its normal hours. The site will officially open April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
After that, the compost site will be open every Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No plastic bags or boxes are allowed at the site, only twigs and small branches. The site manager will be present to monitor what gets dumped. This service will be free of charge until May 18.
"The city staff will start the cleanup in the parks after they finish with the brush on the boulevards," Caldwell said. "If anyone desires to volunteer to help pull branches and twigs to parking lots and roadways in the parks that would be greatly appreciated but be extremely careful."