Deliberately placing leaves in the gutter could earn you a ticket

December 4, 2020

With fall winding down and winter on its way, the streets department is working to finish the leaf cleanup in the curb and gutter. This is a topic that tends to cause confusion and sometimes frustration with some property owners. This specific project is to get the gutters as clean as possible before we get snow and ice. Once there is any type of snow/ice melt or any rain during the winter months, if the gutters are left full of leaves and debris, there is the potential for flooding, which is what we are trying to prevent. This program is designed to control storm water and to prevent flooding; it is NOT designed for people to rake their yards into the gutter so that the City can come and clean it all up. As per city code, citations can be issued for those who are filling the gutters with leaves or debris. Having citations issued is the last thing that the City wants to do, so we’re asking for your cooperation as we work to finish the leaf cleanup. NOTE: The leaf BAG pickup service ended earlier this week for the season. We are no longer picking up bags of leaves.

Last modified: December 2, 2020

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