Scheduled Leaf Collection TENTATIVELY begins Monday, November 28. We urge citizens not rake leaves into the street. Leaves that are piled in the street can cause serious safety issues such as slick pavement, reduced sight distance for motorists, promotion of dangerous places for children to play, and can present hazards for pedestrians and bicyclists. Remember: leaves kept out of the street can keep citizens safe.
Leaf piles in the street also make drainage problems by causing water to pond in the road, blocking water flow in the curb, and leaves can block storm sewers and drainage inlets causing flooding problems. When leaves collect in drainage pipes they are very expensive and time consuming to remove.
Grass is dormant at this time of year and should remain undamaged by these temporary piles if not raked out too far in advance of scheduled leaf pick up. The City feels that the potential safety and drainage problems caused by raking leaves into the street are greater than the benefits of protecting the grass at the front edge of your property. Please follow these guidelines when piling leaves near the street: