Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

St. Albans Leaf Pickup Begins

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

St. Albans Leaf Pickup Begins

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Leaf pickup has begun in St. Albans and will continue until the leaves stop dropping, City Council learned Monday evening. Jerry Cogar, councilman-at-large and Public Works Committee chairman, said pickups began Monday.

Mayor Dick Callaway stressed that leaves shouldn't be put in the storm sewers or streets, but instead should be put on the edge of the residents' property. Ward 8 Councilman Kevin Pennington noted that leaves should not be bagged.

The leaf pickup schedule: Wards 1 and 2, Monday; Wards 3 and 4, Tuesday; Wards 5 and 6, Wednesday; Wards 7 and 8, Thursday; and Ward 9, Friday.

Cogar also announced that the city has 400 to 500 tons of salt available and has 150 tons in reserve, "so we should be set for the winter, barring a major catastrophe.

He said no bids were received when the city recently re-bid its paving contract.

"We won't do any paving this year unless it's an emergency situation, Cogar said. "We will hold the money over to spring and re- bid it. …

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