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Spring leaf cleanup going on now until May 31st

 

***From the City of Wyoming website***

Rent-a-Trailer (Leaves Only)

  • March 28 through May 31, 2011.
  • Small (3 - 4 cy) $5.00 for weekday and $10.00 for weekend.
  • Large (6 - 8 cy) $10.00 for weekday and $20.00 for weekend.
  • Trailers are delivered and picked up by City of Wyoming personnel.
  • Reservations must be made with the Public Works Office a minimum of (24) hrs in advance.
  • Residents are not allowed to rake leaves into the street.
  • Contact the Public Works department at (616) 530-7260 for more information.

KDL Wyoming branch presents “Going Green”

KDL Wyoming branch presents “Going Green”

How does your garden grow?  Find out at the Going Green program taking place at the KDL Wyoming branch this spring. Come share in crafts and activities full of gardening goodness. Kids will learn about the life cycle of plants, how insects and people help the earth, and new ideas for going green. This program is for families with children of all ages.

Wyoming branch – Friday, April 8, 10:30 AM

City of Wyoming Will Not Spray for Gypsy Moths in 2011

Wyoming, Mich., March 15, 2011 – Thanks to two successful years of spraying for gypsy moths, this year the City of Wyoming learned that it is unnecessary to spray for the foliage eating pests.

The completion of the 2011 survey by Aquatic Consulting Services, LLC, the organization hired to survey for gypsy moths, found that due to a combination of the City’s efforts and the gypsy moths natural cycle there would be no benefit to spaying in 2011. Gypsy moths have been sufficiently eradicated and the company says that no problem is anticipated.

Aquatic Consulting Services will continue to monitor the area for any changes in the gypsy moth population, but they believe the moths are in full retreat. Gypsy moths follow a cyclical nature, peaking and then declining for a year or more. It is not possible to predict how long the retreat cycle will last.

City of Wyoming Demonstrates Water Infrastructure for Students on Saturday

Wyoming, Mich., Jan., 26 – Mary Jane Robinson, public outreach coordinator with the City of Wyoming Water Plant, will host a session on water infrastructure on behalf of the City of Wyoming at GVSU’s Super Science Saturday.

Robinson will present with East Jordan Iron Works, who has a location in the city of Wyoming.

Fall Clean Up

Wyoming, MI - Residents have many options for yard waste disposal but the Rent-a-Trailer option provided by the city might be your best bet. The trailers are for leaves only and can be delivered and picked up by the city.

Small (3 to 4 cubic yards)
$5 weekday, $10 weekend

Large (6 to 8 cubic yards)
$10 weekday, $20 weekend

Raking leaves into the street is not permitted. To reserve a trailer or get more information about yard waste disposal options, call Public Works at 530-7260

The City of Wyoming - Committed to Energy Efficiency

From: http://www.wyomingmi.gov

Some initiatives not new, but the right thing to do

A year ago, the City Manager issued an Energy Management and Efficiency Policy, and an Energy Efficiency Team was formed with a goal of reducing energy use by the City of Wyoming by 10%.

Water and wastewater services have historically had the greatest use of electricity and natural gas. Occupancy sensor light switches were installed in these facilities, as well as variable frequency drive motors on water treatment equipment. We altered building temperatures and revised process management strategies. Wherever possible, procedures that use a lot of energy are accomplished at night, when energy costs are lower.

Consumers Energy to conduct line clearing

Consumers Energy sent a letter to residents of Wyoming notifying them that they will be conducting forestry line clearing work along electrical lines. Trees marked with a blue "X" will be removed while trees marked with a blue dot will require pruning. If your property contains trees that require pruning or removal you will be contacted by door card, postcard through the mail, or in person by your Consumers Energy property planner. Tree crews from Trees Inc will perform the work which will take several months to complete. Visit www.consumersenergy.com/forestry for more information.