A temporary parking ban will be enforced in the Gifford Park area beginning Wednesday, Jan. 16 and again Thursday, Jan. 17 as Public Works crews work to clean streets from decaying leaves. The ban will be effective from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is also dependent upon weather.
Gifford Park residents living on the odd side of the street are expected to park on the even side Wednesday, Jan. 16. Area residents living on the even side of the street are expected to park on the odd side on Thursday, Jan. 17. Signs will be posted to help better direct residents.
“We understand that this may be an inconvenience for our residents, but clearing our streets of decaying leaves is staff’s top service priority,” said Olufemi Folarin. “Improving this service is our primary focus for 2008.”
With some snow accumulation expected overnight Wednesday, Public Works crews will need to clear streets of snow on Thursday, Jan. 17 before going back to clean streets of decaying leaves. Work may need to continue the next day if necessary.
“But Public Works crews will be back at the first opportunity to clear streets of leaves,” said Sean Stegall, Assistant City Manager, responsible for the internal service effort. “The City will capitalize on any and all opportunities it has to clear leaves in the coming weeks.”
Stegall also will oversee a two-way community information campaign to ensure not only that the City effectively communicates with residents, but residents can effectively communicate back to the City about areas needing attention.
“We’ll set up a process by which residents can keep us informed,” said Stegall. “We are very serious about meeting resident service expectations.”
For more information, contact Elgin Public Works at (847) 697-3160.