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Brush piles make almost perfect chicanes

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Scene from last week as crews wrap-up the first clean-up. 

I don’t know about you, but I’ll miss the traffic calming impact of this year’s extra, storm-induced brush pick-up. The piles of sticks, branches, and other debris made for almost perfect chicanes (MW). Sorry to see them go, but know they must.

Thank you to the City work crews for all their hard work. They are now in the midst of a loose leaf pass of the City. The annual trash pick-up and scavenger hunt begins April 30th on the West side of the City moving East for one pass. Trash must be placed in the alley. Brush will also be picked up from the alley in another pass also beginning April 30th.

More information: Spring Clean-up Rules (PDF)


Related: Record Eagle Editorial: Scrapping TC’s spring cleanup not worth the price


  1. Nancy Griesinger
    April 25, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I am in agreement with your tongue in cheek remark about the debris allowing traffic to slow down for our benefit. Anything….anything! That slows motorized traffic pleases me very much. I am fond of saying, “I love speed bumps,” and “I look forward to traffic lights and stop signs.” Of course, people laugh when I say these things, but what they don’t seem to understand is: I am serious.

  2. April 26, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Thanks for the comment, Nancy. Was I making a tongue in cheek remark? 🙂 I agree it is time that TC implement speed tables and humps…bumps aren’t as effective with modern shock systems. In most places those would be seasonal, but they could still be utilized. High speeds have no place in our neighborhoods.

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