Kindred Garbage pickup will be completed/finished on Wednesday, May 11. At 4:23 pm, we received an email notice from Waste Management stating "Truck broke down and we need to finish Kindred tomorrow AM". Please leave your garbage totes out until they are able to service them tomorrow. We apologize for any inconvenience.
When it rains, it pours! Unfortunately, the extra moisture is causing more problems for Kindred than it is doing good. So we have a few alerts to pass along:
1) Please REDUCE your water use to limit the amount of wastewater put into the system until further notice. We believe the main sanitary sewer lift stations sustained a lightning strike yesterday afternoon, or it was close enough to cause some damage. Some of the electrical wiring and one of the two pumps were damaged beyond repair. There is still one operational pump but it is not enough to keep up for the whole system. Rewiring and pump replacement are already scheduled but it will take a few days to get everything back into working order.
2) As a result of the main lift station equipment damage, Public Works will be setting up an exterior pumping system from the lift station at 3rd Ave South and Linden St and placing pipe south to the corner of Maple St. Please be aware of street closure signs, cones, and hoses. Do not allow children/pets to play in or around the discharge equipment.
3) The alley between Linden St and Maple St, from RDO to 2nd Ave S has been closed and is inaccessible until further notice. This was due to unstable/saturated soils and we need to limit vehicle use until the alley dries up.
We are hopeful that the sun will shine and the waters will recede for everyone in the area. We will send out another notice once the main lift station has been repaired. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at all.
Happy May Day Kindred! Please restrict your water use today! The city lift stations are maxed out and unable to keep up. Public Works is taking extra measures to reduce the stress on the system but we need your help too! So here's your "GET OUT OF ONE CHORE FREE" card! But wait...there's more! This card is able to be used an unlimited number of times and NEVER expires!! So take a pass on the laundry and dishes. Reducing water in all aspects is requested. Please make sure your sump pump is discharging!! Thank you for your cooperation! And thank you to our Public Works staff for watching over the city's unseen necessities at all hours of the day and all your efforts to keep them operational!
We received notice this morning that Waste Management will be "ending the yard waste (compost) service this week and will be pulling the roll offs so the yard waste doesn't freeze in the roll off. We have confirmed that they will be picking up the final two roll offs at some point tomorrow, November 9th. Typically, this service has remained available until the first snow event of the season. With rain/snow in the forecast for Wednesday and falling temperatures afterward, it is safe to assume the seasonal shift is upon us. Please stay warm and prep your winter driving skills to stay safe on the roads.
Due to windy conditions on Wednesday, September 29, aerial mosquito control application is rescheduled for Thursday, September 30 between 6:00 - 9:00 pm, weather permitting.
Aerial mosquito control application is scheduled for Wednesday, September 29 between 6:00 - 9:00 pm, weather permitting.