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City Officials Ask Fenton Residents Not to Put Leaves in Streets

It can cause flooding, city manager says.

The city of Fenton has an ordinance against blowing leaves into the streets, and leaves are blocking storm water catch basins, said Councilwoman Pat Lockwood.

This can cause City Manager Lynn Markland said.

Residents who violate the ordinance can be fined by the police department, said Councilman Les Bland. It’s a problem, because once the Department of Public Works does the street sweeping and the roads are clean, people start throwing leaves into the streets.

Neighbors can report others who are putting leaves in the roadways, added Mayor Pro Tem Cheryl King.

They can contact the Protective Inspection Department at city hall, Lockwood said. The department isn’t out to give people fines, she said.

“They have a good way of doing it.”

Those who ignore the Protective Inspection Department can be reported to the Lockwood said.

Sean Rosekrans October 03, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Lets all tattle on our neighbor. Great idea Cheryl. Along with many of your ideas it is idiotic.
Sean Rosekrans October 03, 2012 at 10:50 PM
The city built a wall in front of my house which catches all the leaves. What should I do with them?
stephanie pytlowanyj October 04, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Where I live it's only the new neighbors that put leaves in the street. Obviously leaf removal by the city is something that they had where they had previously lived. HINT, HINT! The rest of the leaves are put in the street by the wind. Is the city of Fenton going to prosecute God? Finally, the majority of the leaves, again where I live, is caused by the city trees. Last I knew the city doesn't trim or otherwise maintain the trees due to "no money". So it's a catch 22 which is becoming old in Fenton.

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