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Posted on: November 12, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Bloomfield DPW to Halt Street Sweeping During Winter Weather and Asks Residents to Help Alert DPW...

The Township will continue to remove leaves and debris from the streets to limit flooding/ponding in Bloomfield neighborhoods.

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield is announcing that after this week, street sweeping will be suspended for the winter, and is asking residents to help identify obstructed catch basins (drains) by accessing the online Citizens Request for Services Form. With leaves and debris piling up on the streets, it is a priority of the Township to clear the way for drains to limit flooding/ponding on Bloomfield streets.

“I commend our DPW for the work that they do every day to clear our streets so that we do not have excessive flooding and our neighborhoods remain clean,” said Mayor Michael Venezia. “With the cold weather season approaching, we will not be able to have street sweepers out, so I’m asking our residents to let us know when leaves and debris are piling up on our streets. Using our Citizens Request for Services program helps us ensure our streets drain properly.”

“Due to approaching cold weather, street sweeping will soon have to be suspended however, Bloomfield will still send out foot patrol crews to insure the streets remain clean,” said Director of Public Works and Park Maintenance Anthony Nesto. “Residents will be alerted when street sweeping is suspended for the season through the Bloomfield NJ mobile app, and notifications through the Township of Bloomfield Facebook page. Residents may also call the Department of Public Works and Park Maintenance at 973-680-4127 to report obstructed catch basins.”

Residents must still adhere to the one day a week alternate side of the street parking regulations, other than municipal holidays, as those schedules are still used at times for different types of work performed by the DPW and Township contractors.

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