City extends leaf collection
The mild weather this fall has prompted the Hudson City Council to extend the tree leaf collection program by at least one week.
Council members decided Monday night to keep the leaf drop-off site at the city garage at 1421 Second St. open through Saturday, Nov. 12 - and maybe longer if warranted.
Leaves were late in falling this year, council members agreed, and some are still clinging to trees. They said property owners will need more time to clean the leaves from their lawns.
Public Works Director Jim Eulberg said that because the city is charged on a volume basis for disposal of the leaves, the cost of keeping the drop-off site open another week won't be that great.
The council authorized city officials to further extend the collection period if needed.
The disposal site will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. To get to the drop-off site, take Division Street west from Second Street and follow the signs.
The rules for dropping off leaves include bringing them in bags 90 gallons or smaller in size. No brush, tree limbs or foreign materials will be accepted. The site is for the use of city residents only.
In other action Monday night, the council:
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