No spring leaf collection here this year

Published 1:50 am Thursday, April 17, 2003

By By JAN GRIFFEY / Niles Daily Star
NILES -- There will be no spring leaf collection in Niles.
Niles City Public Works Director Neil Coulston said the city's crews completed its leaf collection rounds last fall.
He said those who were unable to participate in the fall program may take their leaves to the Southeast Berrien County Landfill on Mayflower Road.
Residents are reminded leaf burning in the City of Niles is prohibited.
Also, Coulston said the city's utilities department water division meter readers are experiencing problems with getting water usage readings due to piles of leaves covering the meters.
Spring clean-up in Niles
At Monday night's city council meeting, Fourth Ward Councilmember Scott Clark led the way for the city to rent six 30-yard dumpsters at a cost of about $990 for use by the city's police department.
Niles police officers plans to hold their second neighborhood clean-up, Clark said.
Police officers worked with residents on Niles' east side last fall, helping them clean up their yards and homes and removed debris and old furniture and other junk items.
Officers have not set the date for this spring's clean up.
Niles Mayor Mike McCauslin asked City Administrator Terry Eull and Councilmember Bob Durm, the city's liaison to the Southeast Berrien County Landfill board, to make a plea that the landfill bring back it's once-annual spring clean-up day, where residents were allowed to bring items to the landfill at no cost.
No bleachers Saturday
Due to a delay at the factory from which the bleachers for the skate park were to be shipped, the Niles-Buchanan Rotary Club project to assemble the bleachers on Saturday has been postponed, Coulston said.
He had earlier in the week made a plea for workers to help install the bleachers at the park this Saturday.
No new date has been set at this time.