Leaf collection for the year 2014 began Monday, October 13. One collection cycle through Fairview Park was completed during Week 1.
Week 2: On Monday, October 20, service crews will begin another collection cycle, starting at the west edge of the city on West 229 Street and Orchard Road. Crews anticipate moving quickly through the city given the low volume of fallen leaves.
As the volume of fallen leaves increases, the City of Fairview Park will be able to provide more specifics with regard to the location of service crews.
If you have questions, call the Fairview Park Service Department at 440-356-4410.
DO NOT RAKE LEAVES INTO THE STREET
Reason #1 - Safety: Leaf piles in the street obstruct traffic flow, cause accidents, and entice young children to play in them, oblivious to road traffic.
Reason #2 - Obstruction: Leaf piles block the normal drainage flow of water on the street and many times completely block the storm sewer. With evening temperatures getting colder, there is a danger of standing water freezing.
Reason #3 - Time: It takes our crew much longer to pick up wet leaves in the street than it does off the tree lawn. The reason being, the leaves drain off and the ground absorbs the moisture - the street does not.
Reason #4 - Parking: Cars tend to park out into the main travel section of the road. Also, car fires have occurred because of catalytic converters.
Reason #5 - Law: It is illegal and a safety hazard to place leaves in the street (see Ordinance 74-36, Section 543.04 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Fairview Park). Whenever a City employee, be it a police officer, foreman, or service worker is called to deal with leaves in the street it takes them away from other important duties.
The Fairview Park Service Department asks for the full cooperation and consideration of all Fairview Park residents this autumn season. Your neighbors, their children, motorists, and the Service Department will certainly appreciate your efforts.