Update on City’s response to weather-related damages

 

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News release from the City of Fort Wayne:

Update on City’s response to weather-related damages

(July 2, 2015) – City of Fort Wayne crews continue to lead cleanup and restoration efforts in response to recent weather-related damages throughout the community.

The Parks and Recreation Department and contractors are working to address nearly 150 downed street trees. The cleanup of downed trees on homes will be substantially completed this evening. Additional street tree cleanup efforts in residential neighborhoods will continue for another week. 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 remain open as drop-off locations for residents to get rid of tree limbs, branches, and debris. Due to the amount of items that have been dropped off at Swinney Park, that location will close on Sunday evening.

The City’s biosolids facility has waived fees for residents wanting to get rid of tree limbs, branches, and debris. 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. 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 around 80 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 nearly 6,600 calls since Saturday morning.

 

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