Wednesday, June 2, 2010

MAYOR DAVLIN ANNOUNCES CLEANUP PLAN FOR FLOOD DAMAGED PROPERTY

Mayor Tim Davlin today outlined the city’s cleanup plan following last week’s storm that dumped more than 5 inches of rain on the city in less than 90 minutes. The heavy rains caused basements to flood, damaging or destroying property in the process.

Residents have three options for having their materials removed.

1. Springfield residents who have large bulky items like sofas or refrigerators should call Allied Waste and request a large item pickup. There is no cost to residents. As many as three items can be picked up under this year-round program. Call Allied Waste at 522-7797 to arrange for pickup.

2. Residents who want to haul the trash to the dump themselves can obtain a coupon that will allow for free dumping at the landfill on Sandhill Road. The landfill is open from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Coupons can be obtained by contacting Wynne Coplea at 789-2070 or stopping at the Energy Services office, 231 South 6th Street. The landfill on Sandhill Road will not take appliances, tires, batteries or landscape material. (For residents who do not live in Springfield, the coupons are available by contacting your Township Road Commissioner.)

3. Residents, who have no way of hauling the materials themselves, will have their trash removed by City Public Works crews between today and Friday. Trash must be at the curb by Friday morning for pickup. Branch pickup is being temporarily suspended until this special storm pickup is completed on Friday.

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