Comer leaders set some guidelines Dec. 21 on what residents can expect in limb and debris pickup.
City residents can set out a single limb and debris pile by the road for city workers to pick up, but the pile can’t be bigger than three-feet wide, but three-feet tall, by six-feet long. Limbs cannot be more than four inches in diameter. And the butt end of the limbs should face the road.
The council set no schedule on when the limbs would be picked up, agreeing that the limb pickup will be held more frequently if there are more limbs by the road, for instance, in the aftermath of a storm.
Comer council members did not discuss Royal Oaks Subdivision. Residents from that subdivision have asked the council to set a debris pickup schedule for the city.
Council members said some city residents take advantage of the city limb pickup service, putting huge piles of wood by the road, even entire trees that have been cut down.
“We sat on one pile for two days,” said Mayor Billy Burroughs, noting an example of citizens abusing the service.