Cheroke Village has begun their ice storm cleanup project. Street Superintendent, David Crayne said his goal is to keep the residents of the Village updated on the progress and plans during this process.
Crayne said the city is currently picking up limbs placed on the right of way by residents. Crews are working in two of the six sections the city has divided, now.
Crayne said section one is every street east of Iroquois Drive (175 spur), from the south entrance to Sequoyah Ridge Road.
Section two is every street west of Iroquois Drive, from the south entrance to Cherokee Road, and then west to the Fulton County line (approximately).
"As each section is completed crews will move on to other sections in the city," Crayne said. "The second phase in each section will be cutting the hanging limbs and hazardous trees." He said the debris from these limbs and trees will be placed in piles for removal.
"There will be sufficient time for residents to complete their yard cleanup before the final pass through in each section," Crayne said. "FEMA has given us an estimation of four to six months for completing the debris cleanup and removal."
Crayne also mentioned that the dumpsite is now open, for those who choose to remove their own limbs. The site is located on Route 289, directly across from the Spring River Animal Shelter. Hours for dumping are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday (weather permitting).
Throughout this process, a representative from the street department will be available at Cherokee Village City Hall on Friday mornings, at 9 a.m. "This time will be used to answer any questions residents may have in regards to the debris removal project," Crayne said. "We thank you for your patience."