Public Works

January 2018 Newsletter – Public Works Dept.

Christmas Tree Pick Up. Robinson Waste will pick up Christmas Trees January 4, 2018. Trees must be placed in the park strip by the curb and on top of the snow by 6:00 AM. This will be one day only, and they will only make 1 pass through the city.

  1. Trees must be on top of the snow. Any that are buried under the snow will not be picked up.
  2. No tree stands are to be left on the tree.
  3. No flocked trees.
  4. No lights, ornaments, or tinsel.
  5. If trees are taller than 8 feet they must be cut in half.

Snow Preparations: As we prepare for snow, please be cautious, slow down, and help others as you commute this winter. Also, please remember to do your part to help us in snow removal operations by not parking in the street and not pushing snow into the street.

No parking in the road: “In order to allow the Public Works Dept. to remove snow from the roads in a timely manner, it is unlawful to park any vehicle within the public right of way of any street within Syracuse City limits. Please assist us this winter by making sure your vehicles are not parked on the street during and after a snowstorm. Offenders may be cited “ (Ord. 11-20-010).

No snow pushed in the road: “It is unlawful for any person to push or throw snow into the street or sidewalks. As you clear your driveway and walkways this winter, please throw the snow into your yard and not into the road.” (Ord. 4-05-160).

Frozen Water Pipes: Freezing outdoor temperatures can cause water lines to freeze. Here are a few simple precautions to avoid burst pipes: -Insulate exposed pipes and hose bibs, -Disconnect garden hoses, -Seal leaks, -Let water drip overnight, -Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to uninsulated pipes under sinks near exterior walls.

Fix-It Request We appreciate our citizens helping us to be aware of repairs and maintenance that need to be done throughout the city. The city website has been a great tool for providing us notification. The “Fix-it Request” link can be found on our homepage. Look under “Popular Pages”.


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