Cullom Board of Trustees

Brush Pickup Service

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Brush Pickup Service Resumes April 6th – October 26th

The Village of Cullom’s Brush and Branch pickup program will resume April 6th through October 26th, with Friday being the designated day for pickup from residents.  Items should be placed out prior to 6:00 AM and requirements for pickup are as follows:

* All branches that have been cut, pruned and/or trimmed must be cut in lengths less than eight feet and placed in piles not higher than three feet, stacked in one direction with thicker ends facing the street.  DO NOT cross stack branches.

* No stumps, root balls, potted plants and containers will be picked up.

* All grass clippings, leaves, corn husks, evergreen clippings, vines and small twigs must be place in manageable bags (33 gallons or less) or small containers (14 gallons or less).  All containers used must have holes for water drainage.  No items placed in large garbage cans will be picked up.

* Garden waste, including vegetable, tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, etc. will not be picked up.

* Walnuts must be place in containers no larger than a five gallon bucket.

* No boards, fence posts or construction material will be picked up.

* Branches, leaves and other yard waste generated by a private contractor, or individuals hired by residents or property owners do not qualify for the pickup program.  Branches, leaves and other yard waste of this type must be properly disposed of by said private contractor or other private service and disposed in their own method.

* Bagged leaves only will be picked up through November 23, 2018

The Village of Cullom reserves the right to refuse pickup of brush in violation of the intent of this service.

2017 and 2018

Each year the Board of Trustees review accomplishments of the previous year and set goals for the coming year.  2017 Review2018 Goals (2)

Comm Outreach

2018 Recycle Calendar

To contact customer service for Republic Services

http://www.republicservices.com or call: (815) 723-3200

2018 Republic Calendar (2)

2018 Garbage & Water Rates

2018 Water rates

The Cullom Village Board has increased the Garbage and Water Rate for 2018.  The new rate for residential customers is $480 a year with payment in full by January 31, 2018.  A $30 increase.

Again, there are options to split up the payments in either half-year or quarter year payments with a service fee of $60.  A $10 increase over previous years.

Garbage and Water Bills will be mailed the first week in January.

UPDATE: The Village has conducted an informal survey.  There appears to be approximately 120 Ash trees in Cullom, with approximately 80 on Village property.  They will need to be removed in the near future.  

EAB.penny The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a beetle native to Asia, about the size of a grain of rice was first detected in Michigan in 2002 and has started to spread throughout the United States.EMB map

We do have EAB in Cullom.  Within a few years all Ash trees in the village will be dead or dying.  The village has developed a tree management program and all Ash trees on village property are on an established list to be removed and replaced with other species.

All sixteen native Ash species are susceptible to the EAB.  An Ash tree can be recognized by the compound leaves which are arranged opposite of one another on the branches.EAB.ash leaves

Homeowners will have to consider their own options, to protect or replace the trees on their own property.  If you choose to protect them, the sooner you begin treating the tree with insecticides, the better.  You will need to treat the tree over its lifetime. The Morton Arboretum has a website with more information: mortonarb.org/plantadvice

Symptoms and Signs

Sometimes damage to the tree may not be apparent for up to three years of infestation.  The most obvious signs of an attack are dead limbs near the upper part of the tree. Woodpecker damage is sometimes apparent as they search for larvae and damage the bark of the trees.EAB.damage

The EAB eggs are laid between layers of bark.  When they hatch the larvae bore into the tree where they feed on the inner bark creating “S”-shaped tunnels called galleries.EAB.tunnels.jpg

Adults begin to emerge through “D”-shaped exit holes and will remain active until the end of summer.EAB.penny.exit.holes.jpg

Homeowners should check their trees for infestations.

 

 

 

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