Posted: Thursday, 14 April 2011 1:29PM

Nuisance Yards In Mankato Get Friendly Reminder

MANKATO -- With Mankato's month-long annual Spring Cleanup just around the corner, some property owners are being sent a letter encouraging them to take advantage of it.

The Mankato Department of Public Safety on Wednesday conducted what they called a "windshield tour" of the city looking for prosperities that would be considered a nuisance under city ordinances.

Those prosperities could be littered with garbage or junk that affects what city staff says are "quality of life" issues.

The letter will be sent out to the registered property owner with a spring cleanup property checklist.

Commander Deb McDermott says the letter is a proactive approach to solving issues before citations have to be issued. By sending out the notices now, it give property owners a chance to dispose of much, if not all, of the garbage during the annual citywide Spring Cleanup on Saturdays in May (7th, 14th, 21st and 28th) from 7 a.m. until noon at 221 Lamm Street.

No appliances will be accepted at the Spring Cleanup, but will be picked up curbside by appointment during the month of May. Cost is $12 per appliance. An appliance pickup can be scheduled with public works at 387-8750.

The letter asks property owners to complete the cleanup prior to June 1st. A re-inspection will be done at that time.

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Topics : Mankato Department of Public S
Locations : Mankato
People : Deb McDermott
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