Henry, that's why I suggest it happen on the weekend that Bulk is scheduled for in each area. The crew will already be aware that this event is going on, so that pick up is inevitable and no special schedule has to be made.
Fortunately, we don't live in an HOA-filled community filled with cookie cutter houses. Patio's are people's private property. If you want to personally fork over materials for people to build according to your specifics, then you can tell them how you would like their patio built. I don't mean to be rude, but some people don't have extra money to spend on home improvement and nothing wrong with recycling/reusing lumber if it still has a purpose. Used material adds character to otherwise boring look.
We built our greenhouse using old windows from one our rental properties and recycled wood., even the door came from the old house. I just don't see anyone using materials that would be a bio-hazard, especially if they are one's constructing it themselves and I'd be more concerned over high grass & weeds as being a fire hazard and rodent haven before I'd care about the look of the neighbor unique style of storage space.
Double check with Parks & Rec, but I believe these are all of them Highland Park,Heritage Park , Kate Street Park , High Chaparral Park,South Park, Ogletree Gap Park Preserve,and City Park.
Mandy Mooney - the organization still does these events but they are spread out over weeks, months. I'm talking about every organization in town bombard the city all at once in a single day and do tackle something to improvement our town. Help Senior Citizens who still live in their homes with paint jobs, mowing, clean up the streets, etc.
I can attest the Code Compliance staying on top of this one, as well as other non compliance violators. I had a neighbor that parked their pontoon boat in their front yard. After I received a tag for overgrown yard and vehicle (trailer) parked in the yard, I asked if the neighbor(s) received similar, and was told "yes". No one get's left out if not in compliance with city ordinance. I have also learned that the city employees are very receptive to community concerns and take immediate action on resolving issues.
I think if people were educated more on the reason's why this is an ordinance, they would have more care. I always get to know the neighbors, whether I like the looks of them or not, nothing wrong with being neighborly and you can never judge a book by its cover. Anyway, I had noticed one of the neighbors always had 2 extra cars parked in the yard and in small talk I asked them if they knew it was a code violation to park in the grass, but I also tell them the reason its a violation is because of all the hazardous waste your tires pick up on the roads and then if your car sits in the grass for long periods of time, you are basically killing the grass. Those cars never parked in the yard again. I'm not the neighborhood "busy body" but just saving people by my own experience and education. People are more receptive to abiding if you don't make it about you or them personally.
Stephanie - as a resident who drives 2657 once a week and I see this old building every time. Its quite eye catching. It adds a little old country ambiance amongst the newness being built, but eventually it will fall completely. I agree that some of these homes that have been burned and not repaired ,need to be demolished and cleaned away within weeks after released by insurance and/or fire department. Too many eye sores.
Mandy - I don't like so much new-ness either. Some of the old falling down buildings are a danger but if they are fenced off and private property, the only danger is trespassing and getting yourself hurt.
Anyone notice how busy Walgreen's has gotten since the new HEB opened???? As a west-ender myself, it really does suck to have to drive all the way across town for a few items. By the time I'm ready to make a grocery trip, I might as well keep going onto Sam's and make it worth the headache.
There are other areas that need sidewalks and/or improved sidewalks.
There are various sidewalks around Fairview Elem that are in poor shape.