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Council members Johnson and Butler work out a plan for storm debris cleanup in Districts 21 and 15

Friday October 17, 2008

For Immediate release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Council members Dan Johnson (D-21) and Marianne Butler (D-15) have finalized plans for crews from Solid Waste Management to intensify the cleanup storm debris due to the high winds of September 14th.

“I want residents of District 21 to know that we will begin immediately to remove trees and branches along streets and roads,” said Johnson.

Johnson has designated $25,000 from his Construction Infrastructure Funds to enhance the efforts of removing storm debris. The money will be used to 30 to 35 Solid Waste workers overtime for the removal.

“I am pleased that we have been able to work out something that will help residents get their lives and their homes back to normal,” said Johnson.

Butler will provide $20,000 in her CIF account designated for storm debris cleanup in her District as well.

“I’m confident that Solid Waste and the Teamsters will work efficiently to remove storm debris that has become a potential fire hazard for residents in the area,” she said

The $45,000 will be approved by the Appropriations Committee on Thursday, October 16th.

Dan Johnson (D) 21
Marianne Butler (D) 15