Mendota Heights Finishes Storm Cleanup Sweep
No more debris will be accepted by the city.
Mendota Heights public works crews have officially completed their sweep of city streets for storm debris. Entire neighborhoods suffered extensive tree and powerline damage after straight-line winds swept through June 19.
As of noon on Tuesday, crews have driven each street and cleared debris brought to the curb, according to the city's website update:
- As of July 10, 2012 at noon, all city streets have had storm debris removed.
- The Public Works Department will no longer pick up storm debris from the side of the road. If you placed storm debris curbside after the crews cleaned your street you will need to remove the debris.
- The debris pile at Mendakota Park will no longer be accepting debris from residents or contractors. No one should be dropping anything off on the pile.
- The City has contracted with a chipper who will be removing the pile starting later this week. This process will be monitored closely by City staff and the contractor to ensure that nothing is added or subtracted from the pile, thereby ensuring the amounts billed to FEMA are true and accurate reflection of our storm damage.
- The chipper will run Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until the pile is gone.
- City crews will be coordinating final cleanup with independent contractors for the parks and trails systems within the City of Mendota Heights.
- The city employees thank you for your cooperation and patience as we diligently work to finish the job started on June 19 at 4:30 a.m.