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2017 Blue Ridge Neighborhood Association (BRNA) Spring Cleanup

What: Subsidized pick up of brush and limbs.

Why: The BRNA is sponsoring this collection of plant debris to help BRNA members secure a volume discount. In addition, the collection helps property owners comply with Bloomington’s Municipal Code Title 12, Chapter 12.24.040 (2), which requires property owners to keep brush trimmed from sidewalks and streets.

When: Saturday/Sunday, April 1–2, 2017. Holding the cleanup in early spring, before plants leaf out, reduces the volume and cost.

Who: Property owners and residents who are current on their BRNA dues are eligible to participate.

Note: According to the BRNA constitution: “New members shall owe no dues for the remainder of the calendar year in which they become residents of Blue Ridge.” So, if you are a new resident in 2017, you don’t have to pay any dues in order to participate.

Cost: Participants will pay $20 for the first load (4x4x8 feet). The BRNA will underwrite the remaining cost. Additional loads may be purchased for $40 each. Sign up by Tuesday March 28! Complete the online form and send your payment to BRNA President John Grigutis. You will receive distinctive tag(s) that identify your pile(s) for the contractor, Andy Fosnaugh.

How: By noon on Sunday April 2, stack the material in pile(s) (4x4x8 feet) near the street (NOT in it, please) and tie on your tag(s). The contractor will review the work on Sunday afternoon, so do not add to your pile after that time. Please do not cut brush into small pieces, as this takes longer to load or chip. Individual limbs should be less than 6 inches in diameter. No logs. And, be sure it is only organic material (no rocks, wire, dirt…). These rules allow the BRNA to offer this cleanup and will not be waived. The brush will be collected on Monday and Tuesday, April 3 and 4.

Help recycle! If you would like to have chips from the brush, let us know. The contractor can dump the chips on your driveway or other easily-reached, designated place on your property. This will help save time and cost by keeping some volume in the neighborhood.

Assistance: If you need help moving plant debris to curb, would be willing to assist our elderly or disabled neighbors, and/or can help with the management of this effort, please contact us.

Questions? Call/email John Grigutis (+1 812 369 1008 / jonukas@icloud.com) or Debora “Ralf” Shaw (+1 812 331 1322 / shawd@indiana.edu)

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