City Observes Holiday, Ice Storm Clean-up Continues
Mike Seals - December 30, 2020 10:47 am
The City of Ponca City will observe Friday, January 1, 2021 as a City Holiday:
• Residential Refuse WILL NOT BE PICKED UP Friday, January 1, and will RESUME Monday, January 4. Ponca City Landfill will CLOSE Friday, January 1, and REOPEN Saturday, January 2. Contact Tim McNew, Solid Waste Superintendent, 767-0411
• Ponca City Library will CLOSE Friday, January 1, and REOPEN Saturday, January 2. Contact Holly LaBossiere, Library Director, at 767-0345
• Marland’s Grand Home will CLOSE Friday, January 1, and REOPEN Saturday, January 2. Marland Mansion and Estate will CLOSE Friday, January 1, and REOPEN Saturday, January 2. Contact David Keathly, Marland Estate Manager, at 767-0420.
• Lew Wentz Golf Course will be CLOSING AT 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 31 and REOPEN on Saturday, January 2. Contact Rod Alexander, Golf Pro, at 767-0433
• Ponca City Senior Center will CLOSE Friday, January 1, and REOPEN Tuesday, January 4. Contact Marie Trenary, Senior Specialist, 763-8051
• Ponca City RecPlex will be OPEN 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ONLY on Thursday, December 31, and OPEN 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. ONLY on Friday, January 1, and resume regular operating hours Saturday, January 2. Contact, Eric Newell, Parks and Recreation Director, at 767-0430
RESIDENTIAL ICE STORM TREE DEBRIS ONLY COLLECTION CONTINUES
The City of Ponca City has CLOSED the Residential Ice Storm Tree Debris Only drop-off collection site located at Dan Moran Park.
The City of Ponca City’s Residential Ice Storm Tree Debris Only Collection is on-going and may take two to three months to complete, if not longer. There is no fee for this service. Crews are using a Limb Removal Pick Up Order that has been created to remove debris as efficiently and safely as possible, while working thru each of the 21 sections identified for collection.
The Parks Division is currently collecting debris in Section 8 and the Street Division is currently collecting debris in Section 9. The Street Division and the Parks Division each have a crew comprised of dump trucks and a front-end loader. They are collecting debris based on the following guidelines:
• Tree limbs must be cut into sections no longer than 8 feet.
• Tree limbs must be placed at the curb (not in the street nor on sidewalks) and away from obstructions like poles, mail boxes, overhead wires, trees, and irrigation systems etc. Do not place tree debris in alleyways, so alleyways are not blocked for utility access. Crews WILL NOT pick up debris that is blocked by vehicles parked in the street.
• Crews will only make one pass through a neighborhood to collect debris, so it must be AT THE CURB when they arrive.