WHEATON, Ill. – City of Wheaton Public Works crews, with the assistance of private tree service contractors, have completed their citywide pickup of tree debris from the July 1, 2012 storm. Crews made one pass throughout the city to collect debris from City parkways. Remaining debris placed at the parkway will not be collected by the City.
The City’s Forestry Division will now proceed to remove damaged parkway trees and leftover hanging branches. If you have a parkway tree with hanging branches, you can contact the City’s Forestry Division to inform them of the location of the tree.
Recovery from the extensive damage of this storm has resulted in unforeseen expenditures and delays in regular services provided by Public Works department crews. The financial impact to the City is currently estimated at more than $300,000. The money will come from the City’s general fund reserves, lowering that fund’s balance.
Please remember that it is residents’ responsibility to address tree damage on their property. Residents should contact private tree services for cutting and removal of private property debris.