The Vernon Department of Public Works has issued advisories on Hany Lane improvements, its road sweeping program and hazardous waste disposal.
The DPW will begin reconstruction work, including milling and paving, on Hany Lane beginning in April.
The project is expected to take about four weeks, weather permitting.
Those traveling in the area should expect detours and delays during construction.
The DPW's annual sweeping program has begun.
Residents and business owners are required to sweep sand from their sidewalks, driveways and handicapped ramps (if applicable) into the gutterline in long rows. Sand should not be swept into piles, because it retains moisture and is difficult for the sweepers to collect.
Those parking on the street are being asked to move their vehicles when the sweeper and crews are in the vicinity.
Vernon residents may dispose of hazardous waste at the Olcott Street facility in Manchester on the following dates:
- April 14
- April 28
- May 12
- Sept. 8
- Sept. 22
- Oct. 27
In addition, the town of Stafford will be conducting a collection at the public works garage, 210 East Street (Route 19) on Oct. 13.
All collections are held on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The following items will not be accepted: asbestos, smoke detectors, compressed gas cylinders, ammunition, fireworks, explosives, and fire extinguishers.
Motor oil and anti-freeze may be disposed of at the Transfer Station free of charge.
The drop-off is free to Vernon residents but the town is billed $37 per participating vehicle. Town officials are asking that residents bring as many hazardous materials as possible to the collection site and possibly car-pool with neighbors.
The DPW can be reached at 860-870-3500.
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