Sunday, May 29, 2011
Drop off and pick ups will resume Tuesday.
The City of Fridley program to pick up and accept dropoffs of wood debris from the May 22 tornado is going "reasonably well," according to Director of Public Works Jim Koslucher. After a two-day break, the program resumes Tuesday at 8 a.m. "Residents can move their tree waste to the curb prior to next Tuesday and boulevard pickup will be honored," Kosluchar said by email Friday. "After that, when we move through an area we will be done with that area." The program are designed to serve areas of the city that suffered storm damage, so pickups are restricted to those areas and residents dropping off wood debris should bring ID. On Friday afternoon, a steady stream of resident, contractor and city vehicles arrived at the Columbia Arena lot …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
It's a detailed view of the diagonal swath the tornado cut through the city.
Here is the map of tornado destruction in Fridley produced by the City of Fridley. City crews are picking up wood debris left at the curb from residents and property owners within the tornado zone. The map shows that Sunday's tornado had a remarkable ability to stay within the city limits of Fridley once it crossed the Mississippi River from Minneapolis, where it was at its worst. It continued its northeasterly 14-mile run in Spring Lake Park, Mounds View and Blaine. Much more information is available at the City of Fridley's Storm Cleanup web page.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Crews making single sweep to pick up curbside piles.
Fridley's tornado-related wood-removal program is underway and will continue through Tuesday, May 31. The Fridley City Council approved the program Monday night. At midday Tuesday, the city's Department of Public Safety announced details about the weeklong program. City crews are beginning to pick up curbside piles of brush, branches and logs that are no longer than six feet. The city government asked residents and property owners with trailers or other means of transporting wood waste to bring it to the Columbia Arena parking lot, 7011 University Ave NE, from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. (daily except Sunday). Director of Public Works Jim Kosluchar told the city council Monday that he expected crews to visit the most heavily damaged sections of the …
Monday, May 23, 2011
City will take wood leftover from fallen trees.
The Fridley City Council approved this plan Monday night to assist with disposal of trees downed by Sunday's tornado. As in 2005 and other years when storms knocked down many trees in Fridley, the city government will grind wood from storm-damaged trees that residents and property owners bring to the Columbia Arena parking lot—or stacked by the street, if they have no way of transporting the wood. Still to be determined: the hours and dates of operation and exactly which properties are eligible. City staff said those details would be posted on the city's website Tuesday.