MANITOWOC - Manitowoc’s fall leaf pickup parking ban will go into effect Oct. 2.
The residential parking ban will be from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the day of pickup, which is the same day as your street sweeping parking ban. To find your street sweeping day, go to https://www.manitowoc.org/412/Street-Sweeping.
Vehicles parked on the street during the ban will be ticketed. Informational fliers will be placed on vehicles Sept. 25-29 while the ban will be in effect Oct. 2-Nov. 17.
While the ban is in place, leaves are to be picked up once per week on respective street sweeping days. The city said the bulk of leaf pickup is expected to be Oct. 16 to Nov. 17, the city said. Placement of leaves depends on whether your street has a parking lane, as follows:
If your street has a parking lane: Leaves should be placed in the parking lane of the street in front of your residence the evening before your street sweeping day. No leaves will be removed from the terrace, which is the grassy area between the sidewalk and the curb. Leaves will be picked up on your street sweeping day from the parking lane only. Make sure you do not place leaf piles near or over catch basins.
If there is no parking lane on your street: Leaves should be placed on the terrace. The city said to place loose leaves in an open area of the terrace away from trees, light poles, mailboxes or any other obstacles.
Never park a vehicle over a leaf pile, the city said, and if you see crews picking up leaves, give them space and note that large equipment backs up frequently.
No brush or garden waste will be picked up. The city said residents can take brush and garden waste to the Manitowoc County compost sites or contact a private hauler. For information about compost sites, call 920-683-4333.
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Manitowoc Public Library, 707 Quay St., is presenting its inaugural Mini Masterpiece Art Show from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26.
The art show will be held in the library's Balkansky Community Room. The works are created by library patrons. Those attending can dress as their favorite artist and enter a costume contest.
Also included will be live music, snacks and a chance to take photos at photo op areas.
Contact the library at 920-686-3010 or visit manitowoclibrary.org for more details.
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Fall cleanup nears at Evergreen Cemetery
Fall cleanup time is coming to Manitowoc’s Evergreen Cemetery.
The city's Cemetery Division is asking for help in clearing all decorations to help maintain Evergreen Cemetery’s park-like beauty.
Lot owners are asked to remove decorations (flowers, statues, etc.) by Oct. 1. Any items not removed by that date will be disposed of by cemetery staff and perennials found on gravesites will be cut down to ground level.
With almost 30,000 graves to maintain, the city said the support of families who observe the cemetery rules is greatly appreciated.
Winter decorations should not be placed until Nov. 15. Decorations should be kept close to the marker to minimize damage from snow blowing for a grave opening in the nearby area. During winter months, artificial flowers should be put in a container instead of being placed into the ground.
More details are at Manitowoc.org/evergreencemetery.
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This article originally appeared on Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter: Manitowoc fall leaf pickup 2023: Schedule, where to put leaves, park