The crews may be a little shorthanded, but the Jamestown cleanup week will go on after receiving unanimous support at the May City Council meeting Monday.
Jay Sveum, deputy city auditor and human resources director, said he had made numerous contacts but had not been able to hire extra help for the cleanup week project.
"I have heard from the department heads and we will get it done," he said.
The city is continuing to seek a few temporary workers for the cleanup week, Sveum said. Workers must be at least 18 years old and able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. The workers are paid $13.75 per hour and covered by workers compensation.
The city has arranged for extra loaders and trucks to expedite the process that is scheduled for May 10 through May 14.
The city is asking the public to follow the instructions at www.Jamestownnd.gov.
"We need to remind people the debris should be on the street near the curb," said Jamestown Mayor Dwaine Heinrich.
Materials must be out by 7 a.m. the morning of your designated cleanup day. These areas are based on residents’ street addresses. This is not necessarily the same day as your garbage collection day.
Cleanup is scheduled for Monday in the southeast, Tuesday in the southwest, Wednesday in the northwest and Thursday in the northeast in Jamestown.
In other business, the Jamestown City Council approved closing Second Street Southwest from First Avenue to the alley every Thursday from June 24 to Aug. 26 for the weekly Downtown Arts Market and from June 25 to June 26 for Chalkfest.
The Jamestown City Council scheduled a special meeting for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, to review and act on the second readings of ordinances regarding serving alcohol on sidewalks adjacent to licensed bars in downtown Jamestown.