McPherson County cities have also announced their plans for dealing with the massive amounts of tree limbs brought down in this past weekend's ice storm.
The city of Inman will be opening their compost pile this Saturday and again December 12 for residents to haul limbs. Those that cannot do so are asked to pile them by the curb. The city council will consider bids for limb removal at their December 14 meeting, with limb removal to begin after that.
The City of Canton maintenance crew will be cleaning the streets and helping handicapped residents if needed. Otherwise, each resident is responsible for cleaning his or her own property.
Windom residents who are unable to haul their limbs to the burn site themselves are asked to attempt to get them to the city right of way without blocking any utilities or driveways. The city will try to remove the limbs as soon as it can, as manpower is limited.
Moundridge residents are asked to please move tree limbs to the curb and the city crew will go around and pick them up starting Monday. The city has the number for a church group that the elderly or disabled can call and this coming Saturday, they will be able to help with yard cleanup for those in need. The city offices can be reached at 620-345-8246.
Lindsborg city employees will begin picking up limbs the first of next week. They will only be picking up limbs that are at the curb.
As a reminder for McPherson residents, McPherson County Emergency Management does have a phone bank that will be open today and Friday to register those in need for cutting-and-stacking assistance with the tree limbs down around town.
Those numbers to call are (620) 504-5791, (620) 504-5792, (620) 504-5794 and (620) 504-5795.
The McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility will continue their expanded hours from 7 a.m until 5:30 p.m. today and tomorrow for tree limbs. They will be open on Saturday as well from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 4 p.m.