The City’s first Operation Clean Sweep of 2020 is scheduled for Monday, March 16, through Friday, April 3, to include approximately 375 structures from Ridgeway Street, between Malvern Avenue and Stacy Street, and from Cones Road, between Stacy Street and Malvern Avenue.
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, March 16 – Friday, March 20 - 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, March 23 – Friday, March 27 - 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, March 30 – Friday, April 3 - 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.