Monday, May 09, 2011

Community Urged to Plan ‘Green Debris Clean-Up Day’ May 21

Wagner Ford Landfill Agrees to Add Saturday Hours

To Assist with Dayton’s ‘Green Debris’ Disposal Efforts

Release Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Contact: Fred Stovall, Director of Public Work, 333-4070

The City of Dayton is encouraging residents, neighborhood groups and community organizations to take advantage of newly extended Saturday hours at the Wagner Ford Landfill by planning a voluntary “Green Debris Clean-Up Day” on Saturday, May 21.

Operators of the landfill at 2670 Wagner Ford Road have agreed to expand their normal Monday-Friday operation to include Saturday hours as well. The facility will now be open Saturdays from 8:00 a.m.-noon, with the third Saturday of each month offering longer 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. hours of operation. The “Green Debris Clean-Up Day” on May 21 will take advantage of the longer operating hours.

Dayton residents and groups are encouraged to use this opportunity to remove any remaining “green debris” from recent storms by dropping them off at the landfill on May 21. Green debris is limited to leaves, branches, grass clippings, tree limbs, etc. No trash, recycling products, plastic bags, or bulky waste items are accepted.

The green debris can be disposed of at the Wagner Ford Landfill in any format – items are not required to be bagged, bundled or sorted.

“Residents can bring their green debris to the landfill by pick-up truck, car, trailer, wagon or any other method they choose,” said Fred Stovall, Director of the City of Dayton’s Department of Public Works. “The extended hours of operation offer a great opportunity for the community to collect any left-over storm debris and get rid of it once and for all. We especially encourage schools, churches and neighborhood groups to take advantage of the extended service hours on May 21 to coordinate their own ‘green debris’ collection activities that day.”

The Wagner Ford Landfill’s normal hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The facility is closed on holidays. The new extended Saturday hours will be in effect through the end of July.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

City Plans Neighborhood Visits to Identify Environmental Issues

Release Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011
Contact: Kevin Powell, Acting Housing Inspection Manager, 937-333-3945

Staff members of the City of Dayton Division of Housing Inspection will tour various neighborhoods over the next several weekends in an expanded effort to enforce City codes and improve neighborhood conditions.

City staff will issue written warnings for properties found to have grass or weeds eight inches or higher and for other environmental issues. Tickets and legal orders will subsequently be issued if property owners do not address conditions outlined in the warning notices. Tickets involve a $150.00 fine, and legal orders may result in a summons to court.

The Housing Inspection visits will begin on Saturday, May 7, in the FROC Priority Board area, followed by other Priority Boards across the city, moving in a counter-clockwise direction through early June.

It is estimated that at least 200 warnings will be issued in each Priority Board.

“In response to concerns we’ve heard from neighborhood groups, we’ve decided to use these weekend assessments to urge homeowners to correct conditions that obviously detract from the appearance of a neighborhood,” said Kevin Powell, Acting Manager of the Division of Housing Inspection. “Our goal is to identify neighborhood problem spots early and get them resolved quickly before they get out of hand.”