Spring cleaning in Salina

At last, we are seeing the end of the winter months, and warm weather is well on its way. During the spring, I receive many calls regarding certain warm weather issues. I would like to take this opportunity to address these issues and give town of Salina residents a few pointers for "weathering" the transition to the warm months ahead.

Each winter, our town highway employees spend a great deal of time plowing our roads and this year was no exception. I would like to thank our plow crews for an exceptional job this year, especially through a few very heavy snowfalls. The crews work quickly and diligently to clear the way for our residents to get to work and school safely. Sometimes, however, it is inevitable to find some areas where the plows have damaged the road edge or the lawn. If you have plow damage on your property, please call the Town Highway Department as soon as possible at 455- 5525 to report the damage. Crews have already begun the repair process to correct the damages.

One of the first things that we hear from residents, when people begin spending more time outside, is that property maintenance issues become more noticeable. I would like to remind residents that the Salina has codes that require property owners to maintain their homes and property to certain standards. Some common issues that arise during the warm months are long grass, prohibited vehicles parked on the property, garbage or debris on the lawn and unsecured pools. For more information on the Town Code or to file a complaint about a code violation, please contact the Planning and Development office at 451-0942. The Town Code and complaint forms may also be found on the town's website. All complaints are kept confidential.

As you complete your spring cleaning over the coming months, please be aware of the town's trash regulations. Trash and recyclables should be placed at the curb no earlier than 5 p.m. on the day before your regular pick up day and empty bins should not remain at the curb after trash day. The town provides for certain "large items" to be removed at no cost to the resident; these items include furniture, rolled carpets and some appliances. Each household is allowed one large item per week. Please contact Feher Rubbish Removal at 422-0715 at least one day prior to your regular trash day to schedule the pickup.

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