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GARNETT, KS: The City of Garnett is announcing safety inspections are underway in city right-of-ways, including alleyways, easements and streets. The goal is to keep these accesses free of brush, trees, vines and debris that make it unsafe for the public and utility vehicles to pass through. The code enforcement officer and zoning administrator are currently canvassing the community making these inspections and will be visiting with residents and property owners, encouraging cooperation. If no one is available to visit with, a letter will be sent.
City alleys are 14 feet to 16 feet wide. In some areas the overgrowth of vegetation has narrowed the alley making it difficult for trash trucks and electric trucks to get through. Sometimes the vegetation attaches itself to utility poles or obstructs utility lines, causing problems to homes and businesses. When vegetation grows up onto or into a building, it can cause structural damage and foundation issues and encroach on neighboring structures. In some instances, it may prohibit a fire truck or ambulance from getting to an emergency and hinder valuable response time. The City of Garnett asks that neighbors help their neighbors by assisting in this clean-up effort. The City realizes that not only city vehicles are impacted by trees or bushes rubbing against them, but personal vehicles passing through can sustain damage, leaving the liability of damages to property owners. Also noted during inspection will be site obstructions on roadways, such as bushes or trees that make it difficult to know when to enter onto a road.
While inspecting the right-of-ways, city staff will also be noting work that needs to be done by the City, such as alleys that need surface grading and repairs, and utility poles that need replaced. This effort is not meant to single any property out, as the City of Garnett is taking action to address its responsibilities also. Now is the time to address these issues before winter weather is upon us. If church groups and volunteer organizations are interested in stepping up to help people in the community with this effort, please contact Pat Tate, Code Enforcement Officer/Fire Chief at 785-448-3042. There are times when people, such as the elderly or disabled, have challenges getting the necessary yardwork taken care of. Perhaps there are people in the community who will lend a helping hand.
For more information about city ordinances and codes relating to weeds and nuisances and how they impact your property, please contact Pat Tate, Code Enforcement Officer/Fire Chief at 785-448-3042.
Announcing Safety Inspections of City Right-of-Ways, Alleyways, Etc.
2 - Special City Commission Meeting, City
Hall, 7 p.m. Remote Meeting.
USD 365 Board of Education Meeting,
Board Office, 7 p.m.
6 - Library Board, Garnett Public Library, 6:00 p.m.REMOTE MEETING
7 - Garnett community Foundation Board Meeting, Garnett Recreation Center, 5:30 p.m.CANCELLED
10 - Airport Advisory Board, Airport Terminal, 4:00 p.m.REMOTE MEETING
13 - Garnett Housing Authority Meeting,
GHA Office, 7 p.m.CANCELLED
14 - City Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6 p.m..REMOTE MEETING
16 - Walker Art Committee Meeting, Garnett Public Library, 4 p.m.
Steering committee Meeting, K-State Research and Extension Annex, 6 p.m. REMOTE MEETING
21 - Anderson County Economic Development Meeting, City Hall, 5 p.m
Garnett Planning Commission, City Hall, 6 p.m. TBA
28 - City Commission Meeting, City Hall, 6 p.m. REMOTE MEETING
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