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Criticism of the storm cleanup and subsequent leaf collection has been swift – residents have not been shy with the slow pace of cleanup as the weeks went by.
Many seemed baffled that main avenues were still full of tree trunks and leaves while small, less-traveled streets were clean.
Village Manager Ken Gabbert said at Wednesday night's council meeting that – which will cost roughly $240,000 – and simple unfortunate timing complicated efforts.
He explained that all four zones were worked on by the depleted village workforce but the first pass was done prior to the historic storm and few leaves were found; the second came just as the storm hit; the third scheduled time required that attention be paid to emergencies from the downed trees and wires; and the fourth pass is currently picking up steam.
Mayor Keith Killion said the council has many of the concerns residents have and a new plan will be worked on in the coming months.
We've got a few questions we'd like to ask residents given the responses we've heard in e-mails, phone calls and on the streets.