FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2019
Director of Public Works, Butch Taylor, 454.1768
Public Works to Start Last Round of Leaf Pick-Up
The City of Tullahoma Public Works Department is nearing the completion of leaf pick-up. Public Works has started its final round of collection. Residents are asked to have the leaves curbside immediately. “All residential areas have been serviced at least three times during the leaf pick-up cycle,” said Director of Public Works, Butch Taylor. “Once we complete leaf season, the leaf-boxes will be removed from the dump trucks, so they can be used for other projects.”
Leaves should be raked as close to the street or existing ditches as possible, but not into the street or ditch. If there is a ditch, leaves should be left on the property owner’s side of the ditch. Crews will gather all leaves raked for collection in this manner. Check your schedule at the City’s web site http://www.tullahomatn.gov/leaf-collection-routes/ or contact the Public Works Department at 454-1768. Residents are asked to keep in mind that the schedule is not precise but a guide to show how the work is progressing.
Taylor added that after this last cycle, the city will pick up leaves if they are bagged in biodegradable green bags and placed at the curb. One call to Public Works at 454-1768, and your bags will be picked up within 72 hours. These bags are then composted and mulched.
- Please rake your leaves in piles not exceeding two feet in depth;
- Please do not place your leaves more than five feet from the curb or shoulder;
- Please do not block storm drain inlets;
- Please do not mix tree limbs or stumps, metal, lumber or any other debris with your leaves. This may injure our employees or damage the equipment.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2019
Public Information Officer, Winston Brooks, 931.455.2648
Board of Mayor and Aldermen Recognize Employee of the Month
The City of Tullahoma is recognizing Dale Hall and Joe Johnson as the January 2019 Employee of the Month. They serve as Public Works’ Recycling Drivers. They were both nominated after a local resident shared the story with the city about how the two had given extraordinary service by assisting a resident in distress.
While working their regular recycle route, Johnson and Hall responded to a call for help. They acted quickly to check on the resident, who was in need of urgent medical care. These two comforted her and stayed with her until an ambulance arrived.
Each initially kept the story to themselves, not wanting any recognition. Those that work with Hall and Johnson know that they provide invaluable service to the department and the community. Hall is the quiet one and Johnson likes to talk.
“These gentlemen did the right thing,” said City Administrator Jennifer Moody. “Butch Taylor had recently reviewed the City’s Values and the Rules We Play By, and these employees are models of the values we try to live by.”
Each month, the City of Tullahoma Board of Mayor and Aldermen recognizes an outstanding city employee. Employees are selected based on nominations received from residents, visitors or other city employees. To nominate a City Employee, please send an email to Mayor@tullahomatn.gov with the employee’s name, department and a brief statement describing why either the employee’s actions or attitude have shown that he or she should be recognized as the employee of the month.
L to R: Jennifer Moody, Dale Hall, Joe Johnson and Butch Taylor.