Tuesday, February 26, 2013

City of Coeur d'Alene Street Maintenance Department 2013 Spring Clean Up

With spring-like weather arriving, your Street Maintenance crews will begin their spring cleanup program. Once arterial and collector streets are cleaned up, City crews will be working to complete initial sweeping of residential streets. Sweeping of streets is an effort that street crews continue until the winter snows fly. Street sweeping reduces dust and creates an environment that benefits everyone, whether we live here or are a visitor. Residential streets are swept an average of 4 times yearly and all arterials are swept bi-weekly. Your continued assistance is appreciated. The following tips will help in our efforts to meet the goals of fresh air, beautiful views, and clean water for Coeur d’Alene, our “City by the Lake.”

Sweep your sidewalks as soon as possible. It’s okay to sweep sidewalk sand debris into the street for sweepers to pick up during the Spring Clean-up, please do not make piles in the gutter; sweepers are not designed to handle excessive amounts of sand, gravel, dirt, or large rocks. Do not put debris such as sod, garden or wood waste, limbs, or branches in the street. Try to move parked cars if you hear the sweeper in your neighborhood . 

Trim low hanging branches and limbs from your curbside trees, shrubs or plants to allow the sweeper to clean as close to the curb line as possible. Street sweepers are higher profile than cars and pickup trucks. Damage to mirrors, antennas, and strobe lights are costly in terms of repairs and down time. Trying to schedule certain streets on certain days for sweeping is not a feasible option at this time.

Please listen to KVNI or check the City of Coeur d’Alene Website for daily updates and to hear when the sweepers will be in your area.

For more information about the Street Maintenance Department 2013 Spring Clean Up, call 769-2233.