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Marlborough to begin storm clean-up March 30

Marlborough – With the snow melted, Marlborough residents are finally able to clear the down trees and limbs left after the Dec. 12, 2008, ice storm. Mayor Nancy Stevens announced March 16 that the city has qualified for disaster relief funds through Federal Emergency Management Act (FEMA) and will be able to assist residents in the clean-up through a storm debris collection.

Commissioner of Public Works Ronald LaFreniere has asked residents to bring downed limbs and brush to the curb for pick-up and said that the city is receiving over $100,000 in federal assistance.

"Clearly this is going to help," LaFreniere said.

The total bills from overtime pay and expenses to date from just that storm, not including the upcoming clean-up, have already cost the department nearly $100,000. This includes Department of Public Works (DPW) overtime pay costs and repair of two generators at the DPW's and Broad Meadow's pumping stations that failed during the storm.

"The folks have so much downed material and many do not have the financial wherewithal to deal with it … If they can just get it to the edge of their property, we can help," LaFreniere said.

The pick-up will begin Monday March 30 and run through Friday May 1. For more information or to view the complete pick-up schedule, visit the city's website at www.marlborough-ma.gov.

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