One of the City’s trash collection trucks caught on fire this morning and is causing a delay of about 2 hours to pick up trash in the Lake Douglas area. We have two trucks working at this time and we ask that you please allow a little extra time today. If your trash that should have been collected today (Monday) is missed, please give Public Works a call at 229-248-2014 in the morning and we will send a truck right over. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
With all of the recent rain, yards are full of branches and fallen leaves. The Public Works Department asks that you please remember to place your debris out of the roadway (City Code: 66-27). Trash placed in the road not only impedes the flow of traffic, but also can wash to storm drains, filling them with leaves and blocking them from draining which leads to areas of flooding. The City Marshal’s Office can issue citations and fines to residents and landscape maintenance companies who do not comply. Check the photos to see examples of incorrect and correct placement of yard debris.
The weather is perfect for paving so the City of Bainbridge Public Works Department has launched the “Attack on Potholes!” Today, paving is taking place on Gordon Avenue beside Memorial Hospital and extends from Shotwell to College. On Wednesday, paving will take place on Wheat from Shotwell to College, and on Thursday, paving will take place on Evans from Gordon to Scott. Please be patient as you travel in these areas and try to avoid them if possible. We are looking forward to a newer, smoother Bainbridge! If you know of areas that need pothole repair, please call Public Works at 229-248-2015.
With falling temperatures come falling leaves, and the City of Bainbridge would like to remind you of the correct placement of piles of leaves, limbs, and grass clippings for curbside pick-up. We ask that you please do not place yard debris piles in the street. Doing so not only blocks the flow of rainwater, but also fills storm drains with debris. When storm drains are blocked, water cannot drain and streets become flooded. We ask that you place yard debris piles off the roadway, and not next to poles that would hinder collection. Please see the photos for examples of incorrect and correct placement of yard debris piles. If you have any questions, please contact Public Works at 248-2015.
A portion of College Street between Boulevard and Collier will be closed to traffic on Monday, June 1 beginning at approximately 7AM. In an effort to control and reduce flooding in the area during heavy rainfall, the Storm Sewer Junction Box will be dug up and replaced. Drivers will be asked to make a one block detour. Please use caution when driving in the area. The road should be reopened to through traffic on Monday night.
Due to the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 25 the City of Bainbridge would like to inform you that trash collection will be pushed back by a day next week. For example, if your normal collection day is Monday, it will be collected on Tuesday. For questions, please call Public Works at 229-248-2015.