“Operation Clean Sweep” will begin on Monday, July 16 in the Park Avenue/Whittington Avenue area. Operation Clean Sweep is the city’s three-week, multi-departmental, concentrated cleanup effort in the target area, which encompasses the left sides of Park Avenue and Whittington Avenue, running from Walnut Street to Terryland Circle. Approximately 500 structures are included.
Beginning Monday, July 16, two-person teams from the Planning Department’s Neighborhood Services Division will distribute information packets door-to-door. The packets contain important information concerning various city services offered during and after Operation Clean Sweep. The packets will also include a violation notice for properties identified as violating the city’s property maintenance ordinance.
Beginning Monday, July 23, the Sanitation Department’s CAPS (Clean, Attractive Property Service) trucks will visit the neighborhood daily, collecting items placed curbside by residents. The city street sweeper will travel through the area, and Alternative Service workers from Hot Springs District Court will augment the cleanup efforts.
Beginning Monday, July 30, Neighborhood Services inspectors will follow up on the violation notices issued during the first week and address any remaining violations. The Police Department will provide additional neighborhood patrols, targeting drug activity. Fire Department personnel will address fire safety concerns identified during the sweep. Animal Services will assist with any animal issues arising from door-to-door visits and inspections.
For information call 321-6891.