Yard Waste Pick-Up Receives Emergency Funding
This is to continue clean-up after Sandy.
With clean-up continuing throughout the township following Hurricane Sandy, the council approved a resolution Thursday for an emergency appropriation of funds to continue the work.
These funds, according to township administrator James Naples, are for the costs of the debris removal program.
The resolution appropriates $640,000 in emergency funds, which will be repaid in the 2013 budget.
“And 75 percent of the $640,000 will be eligible for reimbursement through FEMA,” Naples said.
For this program, the township has established six temporary yard sites in addition to the facility already established. The sites will receive tree and brush material, but not leaves.
Residents who can transport materials themselves should use one of these locations to dispose of their materials, or they can utilize professional companies to bring the materials to those locations.
There will also be a township-wide pick-up, which will be paid for through these emergency appropriations.
There will be a schedule published for each section of town, and hired contractors will make one sweep of each road per section per schedule to remove yard waste. A second sweep will not be done.
A schedule for pick-up will start as soon as contractors are hired, and pick-ups are estimated to begin in about four weeks.
The drop-off and pick-up is for tree and brush material only, and it must be cut and stacked neatly at curbside on the property without obstructing the sidewalk or road.
The drop-off locations are Crim Park, Chimney Rock Park, Harry Ally Park, Ardmaer Park, Prince Rodgers Baseball Park, Thomae Park and the township yard waste facility.
The schedule will be posted on the township website when it is available.