CLARK — Branch cleanup has officially ended for the season in Clark. During the Monday night council meeting, Mayor Sal Bonaccorso expressed disappointment and frustration with residents for still leaving branches in the streets.
The mayor explained that, “If we have a major storm event, we will allow for that and pick them up; we always have done that traditionally over my 23 years as mayor.” He went on to say that regular branch pick-ups occur between March and September. “It’s been this way, it is in all our publications, it’s on our website, report to the people, we got to do a little bit better because it does push public works backwards.”
Councilman Frank G. Mazzarella also expressed disappointment with residents for not following the rules.
“Any branches that you leave in the roadway, [the Department of Public Works] will put on your lawn, and they will stay there until spring, so please, no more branches,” said Councilman Mazzarella.
He also stated that any branches mixed in with leaves during leaf pickup will be left there and instructed residents to put branches on the side of their property if they are still trimming trees.