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Debris Pickup Nearly Complete, May Not Happen Again

by Gabe Bullard on May 21, 2009

DebrisPublic and private crews are almost finished collecting the debris from the January ice storm. The task has city officials questioning if they’ll continue to have curbside collection of severe storm debris in the future.

The twenty debris crews are now collecting limbs from private roads and responding to calls about streets they missed during the last four months of pickup.

Mayor’s spokesperson Chris Poynter says the city is not required to offer special curbside collection after a major weather event,  and the government may not step in after the next severe storm.

“I think we’ll look much stronger at doing it in the future,” he says. “One of the reasons it took so long is because the city was doing it and it encouraged people not to dump their debris. I’m not sure we’ll ever do it again.”

Poynter says no decisions about future pickup have been made;  it would likely depend on the severity of the storm.

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Councilman Johnson Says Debris Pickup Mismanaged

by Gabe Bullard May 6, 2009

Louisville Public Works officials hope to have all of the debris from January’s ice storm picked up next week.

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Debris Pickup Not Likely to Be Complete By Derby

by Gabe Bullard April 29, 2009

Debris pickup from January’s ice storm will not likely be complete this week.

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Debris Situation More Severe Than Expected

by Gabe Bullard April 7, 2009

January’s ice storm left more debris on the ground than Metro Government officials had previously estimated.

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Pullen Says Debris Pickup Is On Schedule

by Gabe Bullard March 23, 2009

Louisville Metro Director of Public Works Ted Pullen says debris pickup from the January ice storm should be complete by the end of next month.

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Councilman Says Debris Clean-Up Taking Too Long

by scrosby October 13, 2008

Louisville Metro Councilman Dan Johnson says it’s taking too long for Public Works crews to clean up debris from the September windstorm. The councilman wants the city to hire contractors to speed up the process, despite a tight city budget. Once all the trees that were blocking roads were cleaned up, the Public Works Department […]

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