City Announces Plans for Continued Cleanup Effort

COLUMBUS –  City officials say crews will be cleaning up certain areas, but local  residents are responsible for trees not in city right-of-ways.

A press release from the city says that any tree that fell into a city right-of-way or any trees that were growing on city property, will be cleaned up by city forces.

The press release also states that crews will not be able to cleanup trees on private property, due to the large amount of work in city right-of-ways.

“If you had damage on your property to a tree that was not growing in the City Right-Of Way or did not fall into the Right-Of-Way, the City would like to request that you follow the City policy that you do not move that debris into the Right-Of-Way. The City needs to be able to focus as much attention as possible on Right-Of-Way debris as soon as possible,” states the city press release.

The city transfer station will be accepting tree debris through June 17th, free of charge. City vehicles will have priority at the transfer station.  The transfer station is open until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday.

The city estimates it will take 2 to 3 weeks to complete the cleanup effort.

If any sidewalks were damaged on your property due to the storm, the city asks that you take a picture and bring it to city hall to submit for repairs.

Quail Run and Van Berg Golf Courses are closed Wednesday for clean up of debris left by the storm.

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