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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Operation Clean Sweep planned for part of Central Avenue area

The City’s third Operation Clean Sweep of 2019 is scheduled for Monday, October 21, through Friday, November 8, at the area from Central Avenue to Third Street and Garland Avenue to Henderson Street, which contains approximately 518 structures.

Operation Clean Sweep is the City’s three-week, multi-departmental, concentrated cleanup effort in targeted areas. Each week’s agenda for the upcoming initiative is as follows:

Week One: Monday, October 21 – Friday, October 25

Two-person teams from the Planning & Development 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, as well as a notice for properties identified as violating the City’s property maintenance ordinance.

Week Two: Monday, October 28 – Friday, November 1

The Solid Waste 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.

Week Three: Monday, November 4 – Friday, November 8

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 possible 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.

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