Farmersville residents will need to gather up the tree limbs that fell during the recent winter storm and make them available for curbside pickup and disposal, City Manager Ben White announced this past week.
“We’re going to pick up the limbs at curbside,” White said of the citywide sweep that begins on Monday and continues through March 4.
“We lost a lot of limbs to the storm,” White said, adding that the city hired a private contractor to pick up the limbs that fell from ice and wind that roared in over the community in early February.
There will be some stipulations that residents need to follow, White explained.
Branches can be no larger than six inches in diameter, said White, plus, there can be nothing other than tree limbs in the pile stacked up at curbside.
“If the crews find anything larger than six inches in the pile or spot any items other than tree limbs,” he said, “they’re going to leave the entire pile.”
White said the city doesn’t plan to announce any pre-arranged pickup schedule.
“The pickup simply will start at one end of the city and work its way through the entire city,” he said. “We’re going to go down every street in Farmersville and remove the debris.”
The city manager said the city “is doing this as a service to the citizens of Farmersville.”
Farmersville endured a citywide power outage caused mainly by ice-laden tree limbs falling on power lines during the recent winter blast that blew in over North Texas. At its peak during the storm, the city lost power to around 1,700 residential and commercial customers, according to city officials.