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Woodstock brush removal

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Re: The city of Woodstock’s lack of brush removal services.

The village of Huntley has announced that it is having its fall branch pickup in a couple of weeks. Since the city of Woodstock has a new city manager and director of public works, it is time to raise the questions again as to why Woodstock is the only major town in the county that does not have branch pickup and/or monthly branch drop-off at a designated location. Bull Valley does not have branch pickup, but then again it does not need it. It is rural. Huntley also has a brush drop-off from 8 a.m. to noon on certain Saturdays.

I first wrote about this lack of service from the city of Woodstock in 2008. At that time, I pointed out that even Hebron has both a pickup and drop-off, even though it would seem to have substantially less tax revenue than Woodstock. I had previously sent the city a two-page memo concerning my research on each town’s services back in 2008. I would ask the new administration to rethink this lack of service to the residents of the city of Woodstock. They should institute both a twice-a-year pickup as well as once per month drop-off spot.

I live on the north side of town, and there are at least six homeowners who are doing nothing more than stockpiling branches.

William Caldwell


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