Now that the aldermen have begun their new terms, the street sweeping schedule and map have been updated to reflect the new ward boundaries.
To view the new map of the 49th Ward street sweeping sections and a schedule, scroll to the bottom of this e-mail.
Each residential street in the 49th Ward is swept approximately once a month. Residential street sweeping this year will continue until November 24th (the Tuesday before Thanksgiving).
How can you help? Remind your neighbors to move their cars on street sweeping days. Refrain from blowing or raking leaves or other debris into the streets. Pick up litter along the curb rather than leaving it for the street sweepers. Our street sweeper vehicles are slowed down by large volumes of leaves and litter. The more cooperation we have from community residents, the more effectively we can sweep your street.
Street sweeping days are also ideal times to notice abandoned vehicles. If you believe a vehicle has been abandoned on your street, please contact my Ward Service Office immediately so we may begin steps to have it removed. The police and the Department of Streets and Sanitation watch for these vehicles, but there is no better source of information than the people who live on the street and know an abandoned vehicle from one that may simply belong to a vacationing neighbor.
Thank you for being a good neighbor and for working with us to make the 49th Ward a clean and safe community.