Monticello Live

Monticello's Daily News

Drew Memorial Hospital Griffin/Busby

Search

CLASSIFIEDS

OBITUARIES

SCHOOL LUNCHES

LOCAL WEBSITES

ESA Staffing

Gibson & Keith

Commercial Bank

UAM News

UAM News

UAM Sports

UAM Sports

Ryburn’s

Immanuel Baptist Church

Secure Storage 2

LifeShare No Date

Western Sizzlin’

Western Sizzlin'

Farmer’s Insurance One

Frazer’s Funeral Home

Frazer's Funeral Home Warren

O’Fallon Vet

0'Fallon Vet

Baker’s Electrical

Baker's Supply

NorthSide Baptist Church

Northside Baptist Church

Merchant & Planters Agency, INC.

Merchant & Planters Agency, INC.

The Guest House

The Guest House

Cash Saver Food Outlet

Cash Saver

Chapman Sheet Metal Heating & A/C

Chapman Sheet Metal Heating & A/C

Head of the Class

Southern Quality Construction

Larry & Lance Kling

South Arkansas Business Solutions

Ashley County Medical Center 2

Ashley County Medical Center

Burgess Process Service

Burgess Process Service

King & Co. Construction

King & Co. Construction

One 11 Southern Graphics

ONE11 Southern Graphics

Days Inn Monticello

Days Inn Monticello

Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)

Corner Express

Small Bites Pediatric Dentist

Union Bank 1

Farmer’s Insurance Two

Old Milo Farms Christmas Tree

Mr. Bug

Mr. Bug

Clearview

City Leaf Vacum Drawing Heat from Council Members

January 10th, 2017 by



Late last year the City Council approved the purchase of a $192,928 street sweeper, that was described as being able to vacuum up the leaves from the curb sides of city streets.

It began being used in early November. Aside from being a very slow process, the leaf vacuum portion of the vehicle often out of service.

After many complaints, MLive began researching the issue and making phone calls about the intended use of the vehicle.

We were informed by experts, the vehicle is primarily a street sweeper, with a vacuum attachment that is to be used to clean gutters on the side of parking lots ( not large piles of leaves).

There is a vehicle designed specifically for commercial, full-time use as a leaf vacum, similar to the way our current apparatus was described as being able to work.

Once major difference is that the leaf vacuum has a 16 inch nozzle, compared to the 8 inch nozzle that the street sweeper has, ” which often gets clogged up when it hangs on a “small twig””.

It seems many residents will be back to burning and bagging leaves,like they have for years.

Choose another article

Newer article: Lee Brown

Older article: Budget Committee on Various Topics- Videos

4 Responses to “City Leaf Vacum Drawing Heat from Council Members”

  1. jeff gipson says:

    What areas will they be working in?

    Reply: Call 367-3415, to get on the schedule.

  2. Leslie says:

    Great, more smoke pollution so that wew can’t even go outside. How about NO BURNING inside city limits. That’s free and the city can make money off fines!

  3. Chris says:

    Not sure why the leaf vacation truck is drawing so much criticism. The entire council approved the purchase. Perhaps a 192k lesson learned for them.

  4. How wonderful to think that government is going to vacuum your yard! The truck is not designed for every citizen to sweep their leaves to the curb and let the truck pick them up. Can we get our money back? Can we pay attention to what we are throwing our money at prior to throwing it away? No, can you go buy a car a return it and get your money back, because it’s under warranty, REALLY? SMH

Leave a Reply

Cedar Hills Apartments

Cedar Hills Apartments

Bone’s Auto Parts

Bone's Auto Parts

Ashley County Medical Center

Ashley County Medical Center

Delta Memorial

Delta Memorial

AM Rental & Sales

AM Rental & Sales

State Farm Mark Gray

Citizen’s Bank

Citizen's Bank

Holiday Inn Express

Ashley County Medical Center 3

Ashley County Medical Center

Cass Martin Realty

Cass Martin Realty

Malco Theater

ASFCU

ASFCU

The Woods Monticello

The Woods Monticello

Atlas Foundation Repair

Farm Bureau

Union Bank 2

City Drug

City Drug

Drew Farm

The Computer Guys

Pines Broadcasting Company

Pines Broadcasting Company

Monticello Tire (Goodyear)

Monticello Tire (Goodyear)

A.J. Huffman

JRMC

SEEMS

Ray Ryburn Real Estate

Monticello Animal Clinic

Monticello Animal Clinic

Greenscape Nursery

Delta Greenscape Nursery

Prescription Pad Pharmacy

The Prescription Pad Pharmacy

Bradley County Medical Center

Wing Tip Gear Dumas, AR

Wing Tip Gear Dumas

Citizen’s Bank 2

Citizen's Bank

The Vineyards at Monticello

The Vineyards At Monticello

Advertise With Monticello Live

Ray’s

Monticello Realty

Monticello Realty

Lucky’s Of Monticello

Mullis Insurance

Sammy Mullis Insurance

War Eagle Boats