News release from the City of Fort Wayne:
Update on City’s response to weather-related damages
(June 30, 2015) – City of Fort Wayne crews continue to lead cleanup and restoration efforts in response to weather-related damages throughout the community.
The City’s Police, Fire, Public Works, City Utilities and Parks departments are all working in a proactive manner to deal with recent weather challenges.
The Parks and Recreation Department and contractors are working to address nearly 150 downed street trees. Residents are urged to stay away from fallen trees and branches that are on power lines. The cleanup of downed trees on homes could be completed by Thursday evening. Additional street tree cleanup efforts in residential neighborhoods will take the next few weeks. There are also nearly 100 downed trees in City parks. Those trees will be addressed in the coming weeks and months after trees are removed from homes and neighborhoods.
Swinney Park West and Foster Park West are open as drop-off locations for residents to get rid of tree limbs, branches, and debris.
The City’s biosolids facility has waived fees for residents wanting to get rid of tree limbs, branches, and debris. Regular hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 12-6 p.m. Sunday. The facility is located at 6202 Lake Ave. Residents will not be able to dispose of tree root balls.
In addition, Republic Services, the City’s residential garbage and recycling contractor, has waived fees for residents wanting to get rid of tree limbs, branches, and debris. Regular hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday. The facility is located at 6231 MacBeth Rd.
There are several street light poles and fixtures that have been damaged and repairs will take a number of weeks to complete. If residents see damages to street lights, street light poles, and fixtures, please contact 311 with specific street address information.
All non-emergency calls should be directed to 311. The City’s Citizen Services/311 Department has received more than 4,000 calls since Saturday morning.
Cost estimates on cleanup efforts and repairs are not known at this time.