Cleaning up the Leaves, Getting Ready for Snow

Leaf collection by City Public Works crews is planned to continue up until December 1.

Depending on the weather, this activity might shut down early (if we get a major snow that stays on the ground) or be extended to the first full week in December (if we still have bare ground).

There are some leaves still on the trees, so—as always—we will have to play it by ear.

Leaf pickup schedule is Mondays on the east side, Tuesday through Thursday between the rivers, and Fridays on the south side.

Remember:  Basswood   Road Compost Site Open All Winter

Manitowoc County’s Woodland Drive compost site closed for the season on November 15.

If you still need to get rid of yard wastes, the Basswood Road compost site remains open year-round, with winter hours Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM to noon.

Winter Snow Removal Reminders

With winter drawing near, it’s time for a few reminders on property owner snow removal responsibilities.

City Ordinances require that snow and ice be cleared from the sidewalks adjacent to your property within 24 hours after the end of a precipitation event.  If you are on a corner lot, that snow/ice removal responsibility extends to the curb line or ramps at the street corner.

Failure to clear snow and ice from a public sidewalk in a timely manner can result in the City clearing the sidewalk, and billing you for the service.  Minimum charge is $50.

If you are concerned about a section of sidewalk that is not being properly maintained, contact the City’s Engineering Department at 793-5539.

Please also be aware that blowing, plowing or otherwise depositing snow into the street is unlawful.  It can create a traffic hazard, and may subject you to a fine.  Deposit snow from your driveway, walks and the public sidewalks onto your own private property or the terrace area (between sidewalk and curb).

Overnight Parking Ban Starts December 1

The City’s Winter Parking Ban, which prohibits parking on any City street between the hours of 1:00 AM and 6:00 AM, starts at 1:00 AM on December 1.

The parking ban is intended to allow for safe and efficient snow removal by City crews.

There are exceptions for Christmas Day and New Years Day.  Also, parking is allowed during parking ban hours in business districts, for up to one hour maximum.

Fine for violating the ban is $15, but increases to $40 if a violation occurs when snowplowing operations are underway.

Hometown Christmas Parade This Saturday

Two Rivers’ Hometown Christmas Parade, brought to you by Two Rivers Main Street and sponsored by Shoreline Credit Union, steps off at 5:30 PM this Saturday night (November 25).

Parade route is along Washington Street, from 22nd to 16th.

Before the parade, there will be children’s activities from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at historic Washington House.  There will be free hot chocolate, hot cider and popcorn, plus Christmas card making, wreath making, and stories with Mrs. Claus.

After the parade, Santa will greet children at the Central Park bandshell, where hot cocoa will be served, courtesy of Schroeders Department Store.

This Saturday’s Also a Great Time to SHOP LOCAL

November 25 is also being observed around the country as “Small Business Saturday.”

What better time to do some Christmas shopping locally?  It’s less hassle than the mall, more personalized than shopping on-line, and supports the businesses that in turn support our community.

Two Rivers City Manager Greg Buckley can be contacted by calling 920-793-5532, or by e-mailing gbuckley@two-rivers.org.

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