Despite the bizarre temperature changes and precipitation totals, it’s been pretty much business as usual for the Greenfield Division of Public Works this week.
“We had one sewer backup, and that’s normal,” DPW Superintendent Dan Ewert said Wednesday morning. “I haven’t gotten any reports of any flooding, and all the snow trucks out right now and we’re pre-salting.”
Ewert said crews are ready to tackle today’s snow, whenever it falls, and prepared to deal with any other weather-related issues when or if they emerge.
He said the low snow totals this winter have allowed his department to take on other projects, especially forestry work including pruning city trees, creating sight lines at road edges and removing dead and hazardous trees from city right-of-ways.
He also said DPW employees have been busy taking down the lawn and garden building at the former Walmart on Highway 100, bringing the pieces back to the DPW yard and reassembling it there.
The building was donated by the Ridge Community Church, which has purchased the former Walmart, and will be used for storage of city equipment.