From the Mayor's Desk - April 2017

As we head into April the weather is finally giving us a break with reduced amounts of rain and some occasional sunshine. Along with the usual thoughts this time of year calls to mind (like the rapidly approaching lawn mowing season) the longer and brighter days are giving us a better view of all the storm damage still waiting to be cleaned up.

Our public works crew has been working hard to put a decent dent in the piles of branches around the central part of town and will be working their way around the rest of the city over the next several months, but it will take some time to get things back in shape.

Many of you have asked how long it will take to get our city looking good again and what can be done to make it happen faster. One action that is very helpful is piling the branches up along our pathways and streets. Piling this debris up makes the task of transporting it go much more quickly and is the most labor intensive part of the process. It’s not glamorous or fun but it makes a big difference in how much debris can be moved in a given time and, as we saw when the disc golfers came to town to help clean up recently, the more hands doing the work, the faster the work gets done.

Fallen branches and other storm debris can also be taken to our public works area weekdays between 8am and 3pm if you have a vehicle and the desire to do so. Please follow the signs and dump your debris in the designated area. I know there are still a lot of areas around North Bonneville that need work and I am thankful for your assistance and patience during this process.

Burning is another way to dispose of fallen branches but please make sure you follow the rules and burn safely. Details are available at City Hall or on our city website.

As always, if you have any comments, suggestions or malted milk Easter eggs to share, please contact me at City Hall at 427-8182 or via don [at] northbonneville.net (subject: A%20message%20from%20North%20Bonneville%20website) (email.)