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Tempe partners with residents to eliminate alley weeds by quotes

Tempe partners with residents to eliminate alley weeds



TEMPE, Ariz. – Monsoon rains have created an overgrowth of weeds in
Tempe’s alleys unseen in years, according to the Public Works
department. In response, the department began spraying weeds in the
alleys more than three weeks ago.


“All alleys from the north city limit to US 60 are complete,” said John
Osgood, deputy public works manager. “All alleys south of US 60 are
being sprayed this week and next week.”


Tempe has more than 165 miles of unpaved alleys and, by city code,
property owners are charged with taking care of the alley space directly
behind their homes. As a result, the city is requesting help from
residents in removing the dead weeds and keeping alleys as well
maintained as possible.


“Ideally they will bag up what they can and place them in the 300-gallon
container in the alley,” Osgood said. “Or they can bundle them up and
place them in a pile adjacent to their alley wall.”


For more information, call Street Maintenance in the Public Works
Department at 480-350-8229.

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