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2012 Leaf Season Testing Underway

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The City of Bowling Green's Web Site www.bgky.org

TO: ALL NEWS ORGANIZATIONS
DATE: October 16, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR MORE INFORMATION

CONTACT:

Leaf Hotline 270.393.3333

LEAF PICKUP SEASON UNDERWAY WITH EQUIPMENT TESTING

BOWLING GREEN, KY- Bowling Green Public Works have begun testing
their loose leaf pickup equipment this week in preparation for the fall
season. Residents are able to request loose leaf pickup during the
testing phase by calling the Leaf Hotline at 393-3333. Pickups will be
conducted once a week through October 26. 

While equipment is being tested, pickup by request is not guaranteed.
Pickups by work zones will begin in Zone 2 on Monday, October 29.

Dates may change depending upon weather conditions, equipment breakdown,
or variations in the foliage density and rate of leaf fall between
zones. The rate of leaf fall typically begins slowly, peaks around
mid-November, and then dwindles through the end of December.

Zone pickup dates, zone descriptions and leaf pickup guidelines are
already published on the city's web site
at http://www.bgky.org/publicworks/leafpickup/
and will be published in theDaily News, in the November and December
CityPage articles in SOKY Happenings, and on Government Access Channel 4.
Pickup dates will also be available on a weekly basis via the Leaf Hotline
(393-3333).

Schedule:

October 15:  Begin testing equipment and taking individual pickup
requests from citizens.

October 29 (Tentative): Leaf Season zone pickup begins starting in Zone
2. Individual request pickups discontinue when zone pickups begin.

November 22 & 23:  No leaf pickup due to Thanksgiving holiday

December 24 & 25:  –No leaf pickup due to Christmas Holiday

December 31:  –Daily leaf pickup by zone officially ends

January 1:  —No leaf pickup due to New Year's Holiday

January 2 thru January 31:  – Leaf pickup resumes on a call-in
basis. Pickup will also be accomplished as needed to re-establish free
drainage. The Leaf Hotline is active at this time.  For more
information about the pickup dates and zones, call the Leaf Hotline at
393-3333.

MEDIA INQUIRIES: For more information about the Public Works Loose Leaf
Pickup crews and procedures, call Bobby Phelps at 393-3363.