Top problem in Greenville? Tree limbs and trash.
The City of Greenville is working on an ordinance enforcing a limit on how much tree and trash debris can be picked up by public works crews.
The recommendation of such an ordinance was made during Tuesday’s public works committee meeting after an extensive discussion regarding the issue of excess debris having to be picked up by public works, particularly generated from tree cutting.
Apparently the volumes of trash and debris being put out is too much for public works crews to stay on track with regular trash pick up.
The solution? Give residents a $250 fine if they have too much yard trash.
Section 4-102 of the city ordinance pertaining to tree limbs says, “All tree limbs placed or left for trash collections shall be cut in length which do not exceed 5 ft. and no tree limb in excess of 9 in. in diameter.”
So according to the ordinance as it is written now, there is no limit, and the Public Works committee voted unanimously to send the recommendation to full council for consideration.
“It’s not to deter any body from doing work or to target anybody, but we want to clean the city up. And in order to clean the city up, we’ve got to do this,” Wilson said.
Maybe cleaning up the criminals and illegal guns off the street would help residents more than limbs.