Due to Saturday evening’s hail storm, a large amount of leaves, trash, and other debris caused storm drains to become blocked leading to the ponding of water/flooding on numerous roadways throughout the City. 

City staff worked into the early morning on Sunday to remove as much debris as possible from the affected drains to ensure that ponding water was no longer an issue. 

However, there is still a lot of debris on the roadways and numerous storm drains are still covered with leaves, trash, and other debris. 

The City Street Department will be collecting leaves this week. Rake leaves into long piles on the grass next to the street or sidewalk beside the curb, not more than 6 feet from the curb. For the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists, if you must pile leaves on the sidewalk, please leave as wide a walking path as possible.

Other yard waste can be taken to the Environmental Center, 20100 CR 19. Their hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

The City requests the help of all City residents to clear away as much debris as possible from storm drains near their homes and businesses. With everyone’s help, the potential for flooding the next time it rains will be reduced.

Thank you very much for your help.