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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2010
City expands storm damage cleanup options
In response to the extensive woody debris generated by a storm on Sunday, July 11, the City of Kansas City, Mo. announced the City’s Leaf and Brush Drop-Off center, located just south of I-470 on Raytown Rd., will be open to residents between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13 through Sunday, July 18.
To assist residents in the areas hit hardest by the storm, the City will provide a special curbside woody debris pickup in the area bounded by 95th Street to the north, Raytown Rd. to the east, 119th Street to the south and Blue River Rd. to the west. The special pickup will begin Monday, July 19 at 7 a.m. Residents must have wood debris piled at the curb. *Trash is not to be combined with woody debris from the storm.
Residents in the affected area with woody debris are asked to place the debris curbside in sections four feet or less in length. Small brush should be placed curbside in bundles four feet or less in length or placed in paper yard sacks.
"Thankfully no one was hurt in Sunday morning's freak storm. I want to thank the City's Parks crews, the private contractors and neighborhood residents for all their hard work in cleaning up the aftermath," said Mayor Mark Funkhouser. "Now it's time to get our neighborhoods back to normal. The city will do everything we can to help as residents complete the cleanup."
Prior to the July 19 collection, residents in the affected area can expect to see City crews removing downed trees and hazardous limbs in the public rights-of-ways.
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Residents wanting to report downed trees in the public rights-of-ways or other storm issues dealing with City services should contact the City’s 3-1-1 Action Center by calling 311 or 816-513-1313 or online at http://webfusion.kcmo.org/coldfusionapps/ActionCenterRequest/RequestForm.cfm
*Residents may also want to take advantage of the City’s no-tag period that is taking place between July 12 and 16. During a no-tag period, excess trash beyond the two-bag limit may be placed curbside without an Excess Trash Tag.
Media inquires about this issue should be directed to Dennis Gagnon, public information officer for the City’s Public Works Department at 816-513-2659.