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Councilmen King and Owen encourage residents to take advantage of flood debris pickup

Monday September 25, 2006

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

Louisville – After a weekend of flash flooding, Councilmen Tom Owen (D) 8 and Jim King (D) 10 encourage those affected to take advantage of Mayor Jerry Abramson announcement of help in removing flood debris.

“I am pleased this administration is moving so fast to help our citizens after what has been a long weekend for some,” said Owen.

The Mayor announced a joint effort on Monday, September 25th, with Public Works and private haulers to help with clean up efforts after the flooding.

“Some residents can take some comfort that Metro Government is here to make it easier during the clean up,” said King.

Residents can place some of the debris in garbage containers or in bags in the urban services area. If there are larger items like furniture and appliances: residents can call Metro Call at 311 or 574-5000, a crew will come by to pick up the debris.

“The Mayor should be applauded for getting such a fast response together,” said King. “It also shows how effective Metro Call can be in handling needs of the community.

Residents in the suburban areas of the city can contact their private waste hauler and arrange a pick up.

“This truly shows how government can help during a time of need,” said Owen

There is no specific time table for the effort.

According to the Mayor’s Office the cleanup may take longer than a week.

Sponsor(s):
Tom Owen (D) 8
Jim King (D) 10