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Residents making efforts to clean up debris from property

Monday, February 2, 2009

SIKESTON - The Sikeston Public Works Department is continuing efforts to clear storm debris from the city.

The compost site, located on Compost Road, is continuing efforts to clear debris from the city. It is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

"Do not put any tree limbs or other debris in the street," said Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. "For the time being, you may stack these limbs in front of your home near the backside of the curb. This is the grass or sidewalk side of the curb, but not on the road or parking areas of the street."

McMillen said that residents can also burn anything that grows on their property. "However, limbs can be no larger than two inches in diameter and the fire must be attended at all times," he cautioned. "You must also have a water source and a yard tool, such as a rake or shovel nearby."

No hired services are allowed to burn on others' property, and burning is not permitted if the wind speed is more than 10 miles per hour.

In his news release, McMillen also cautioned against scams when it comes to services such as tree removal or restoring electrical services.

If anyone has a complaint against a business during the ordeal, they are encouraged to call the Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-8222.