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Who Is Responsible For Cleaning Up The Alleys?
May 6, 2021
A local citizen posed this question to the Observer:
Who is responsible for cleaning up the alleys?
Here is what the Observer found out about the alley situation. The city has a 20-foot easement in the alleys, 10 feet from the center on each side. The Street Department and Katie Potterf, the community service officer are responsible for helping to keep the alleyway clear for trash pickup and the city utilities department.
Jim Shoup, head of the street department, said there is a lot of encroachment in the alleys.
Although new to her position, Potterf said that the best thing to do is to put...