Sunday Citizen Survey

A Weekly-ish Poll of Sometimes Important Issues

Collect Them or Leave Them?

We frequently hear requests to collect leaves raked to the curbside. As with most of our services, taking on leaf-collection would require us to rethink our priorities a little. Today, we ask if leaf-collection would be worth some tradeoffs.

The equipment is on the order of $100,000-$150,000, and our rough estimate of the labor is 350-450 employee-hours. Collecting leaves would NOT trigger a tax increase, but it would spread our time and money thinner elsewhere.

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