The Springfield City Council has set March 27 as the last day the public works department will pick up fallen tree limbs from residents.
“We really need to set a deadline and say this is the last day debris will be picked up,” Public Works Director Glenn Mattingly told the council at their meeting held last Tuesday.
Council member Mike Elliott asked Mattingly about allowing citizens to call if they have limbs to be picked up in specific locations.
“I think that’s a fine idea to let them call if they’ve got a second pile,” replied Mattingly. “But in the same respect, we’ve got to set a date. And it’s starting to be snake season. We need to get done with this before the snakes get here.”
“If residents have a second cutting of limbs, the last pickup will be Friday, March 27,” Mayor John A. Cecconi said. “Residents can call city hall and give their location.”
Council member Debbie Wakefield made a motion to accept March 27 as the final day the city will pick up fallen limbs. With a second by Elliott, the council voted unanimously in favor.
City residents can call Springfield City Hall at (859) 336-5440 to report their location.
In other business
• The council agreed to allow the Central Kentucky Community Theatre group to keep 100 percent of its ticket sales for 2009 in an effort to help the group establish itself as an independent non-profit organization. In the past, the city received 40 percent of tickets sales along with 25 percent of tuition and private lesson fees. The city will still receive 25 percent of tuition and private lessons. Total income to the city from the community theatre totaled $18,192 from Dec 1, 2007 to Dec 31, 2008. This included $5,397 from children’s theatre ticket sales, $8,284 from community theatre ticket sales and $4,511 from tuitions.