“When they cut the grass, they do it after the sweeper goes by and then we always have trouble with our sewers clogging up,” said Dunn, an Ambridge resident who is also running for a seat on council.
Anyone who throws, grass clippings, twigs, mud, mulch, dirt, dust and other substance into the streets could be subject to penalties under the new ordinance, including a fine no less than $300 and no more than $600.
“This is going to try to keep our streets clean, try to protect the sweeper a little bit and keep our town clean,” said Council President Michael Mikulich.
Mikulich said council got the idea after being approached by Dunn on the matter.
Dunn said the street sweeper isn't always there fast enough to clean up the overflow, and then people complain about clogged sewers. He recommended putting your cuttings in bags.
“If it’s a little bit, it’s fine, but not when it’s two-foot high and you throw it out there and it stays there for two weeks for the sweeper to come.”
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