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Avon Storm Debris Removal Update

Avon director of public works Bruce Williams spoke at the town council meeting on Dec. 1 with an update on debris removal in town.

According to Avon director of public works Bruce Williams, 127,000 cubic yards of storm debris has been collected as of Nov. 30, with an estimated 50,000 more to go. 

Williams, speaking to the Town Council at its meeting Thursday night, said that, at present, 138 roads have been completely cleared while 161 more still need attention. Additional trucks will be called for Dec. 2 to step up removal efforts. Williams hopes to have the town completely clear by mid-week. 

The debris removal efforts are currently working within its $2.3 million budget, while the town expects to be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for up to 75 percent of the costs. 

Disposal of the wood chips will likely be handled by Dunning Sand and Gravel, the current low bidder. Flamig Farm of Simsbury, and Supreme Industries have also put in bids and a final decision for the disposal has not yet been made.

Margaret Waage December 02, 2011 at 10:18 AM
Spoke at meeting Dec.6? Today is Dec.2.
Jessie Sawyer December 02, 2011 at 02:52 PM
Thanks, Margaret. I'm out of town, but I believe Greg meant Dec. 1. This has been corrected.

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