City Crews Committed To Maintaining Neighborhood Beautification

FRESNO, CA (September 8, 2006) – The City of Fresno Public Works Department is on the job with various crews of up to one-hundred and fifty workers, seven days a week, committed to City beautification by maintaining median islands.

The median island program operates on a budget of approximately $2.8 million dollars all earmarked toward keeping neighborhoods clear of weeds, trash and other debris for the beauty and safety of City residents.

Beautification services include litter removal, weed abatement, tree and shrub trimming, and irrigation repairs as well as weekly service for turf areas in community facilities districts. The current maintenance program for the City of Fresno consists of 400 acres of landscaped median islands, 30 acres of un-landscaped median islands, and 70 miles of public right-of-ways.

Due to inclement weather, sporadic faulty irrigation systems, and the staggered 60 and 90 day maintenance cycles, the City asks that the community call 621-CITY when they see dying shrubbery, grass or trees and areas with overgrown foliage that need attention.

As always, the City encourages citizens to take pride in Fresno where people get the best every day.

For more information on the median island maintenance program, contact Mike Sweeney, Public Works Manager at (559) 621-1303.

CONTACT: Rhonda Jorn, Public Affairs Officer (559) 621-7777

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