Public Works

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YARD WASTE SEASON GUIDELINES

posted Mar 15, 2015, 2:36 PM by Web Admin   [ updated Dec 31, 2015, 6:25 PM by Westwood City Clerk ]

Hello residential customers…HOPEFULLY snow and ice are behind us !  With Spring in the air…warming temps thankfully comes sun and yard work.   Just a reminder:  IMPORTANT – per Metro Ordinance absolutely NO PLASTIC BAGS for yard waste ..ALL bags must be bio-degradable / compostable.  As usual …we ask that reasonable thought (see graphic attached) be given to volume of material.  Normally a max of 15 bags per pickup.  All branches and twigs must be no more than 4 ft in length or  5” in diameter and must be either containerized or tied and bundled.  

Thanks for your cooperation.

Crapemyrtle tree replacement at front of neighborhood

posted Jun 18, 2014, 10:00 AM by sthibaudeau@cityofwestwood.org   [ updated Jul 2, 2014, 6:38 PM ]

Three crapemyrtle trees (2 in the center and one on the right) have died, most likely due to the severe winter.  The City of Westwood will be replacing these trees during the week of July 7, 2014 or shortly thereafter.

Sign Replacement Project

posted Jun 18, 2014, 9:48 AM by sthibaudeau@cityofwestwood.org   [ updated Jun 18, 2014, 9:50 AM ]

The City of Westwood has issued an invitation for bids for a sign replacement project.  The legal notice has been published in the Courier-Journal today, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  Bids are due by July 7, 2014.  The IFB and attachments are posted below.

Street Sign Project

posted Jun 14, 2014, 7:39 PM by sthibaudeau@cityofwestwood.org

The City of Westwood will issue an invitation for bids for a sign replacement project.  The legal notice is scheduled to be published in the Courier-Journal on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  Bids would be due by July 7, 2014.  A DRAFT version of the invitation for bids is included below.

Snow Removal--January 17, 2014

posted Jan 17, 2014, 8:28 AM by sthibaudeau@cityofwestwood.org

Snow plowing is scheduled for this afternoon, starting at about 2 or 3 pm.  The streets will be plowed and salt applied after plowing.

Snow Removal--January 3, 2014

posted Jan 3, 2014, 4:52 AM by sthibaudeau@cityofwestwood.org   [ updated Jan 17, 2014, 8:28 AM ]

Salt will be applied to the city streets this morning, starting between 9:30 - 10:00 am. No plowing is called for, since the amount of snow was around 1 inch (1.3 inches), and air temperatures as well as clearing skies should aid in melting the snow.

Snow Removal--December 10, 2013

posted Dec 10, 2013, 5:25 AM by sthibaudeau@cityofwestwood.org   [ updated Dec 10, 2013, 5:26 AM ]

Salt will be applied to the city streets this morning.  No plowing is called for, since the amount of snow is 1" or less, and air temperatures as well as clearing skies should aid in melting the snow.

Snow Removal--December 6th, 2013

posted Dec 6, 2013, 3:01 PM by sthibaudeau@cityofwestwood.org

Salt was applied to Westwood roads at around 1 pm today, December 6th, 2013, in anticipation of freezing rain, sleet and snow.  Snow plowing is scheduled for approximately 9-10 pm this evening.  Please try to move any vehicles parked on the street into driveways.  Salt will be applied to the streets after plowing.

Winter Safety Driving Tips

posted Nov 29, 2013, 7:19 PM by sthibaudeau@cityofwestwood.org

1.  Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Applying the gas slowly to accelerate is the best method for regaining traction and avoiding skids. Don’t try to get moving in a hurry. And take time to slow down for a stoplight. Remember: It takes longer to slow down on icy roads.

2.  Don’t power up hills. Applying extra gas on snow-covered roads just starts your wheels spinning. Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed down hill as slowly as possible. 

3.  If inclement weather is expected during the time you plan to travel, change your schedule. It is better to reschedule your get-togethers than to risk lives.

4.  Plan travel ahead of time; taking route, weather, time of day, possible traffic/delays, and rest breaks in to account.

5.  Keep your gas tank at least half full to avoid gas line freeze-up.

6.  Always look and steer where you want to go.

7.  If you become snow-bound, stay with your vehicle. It provides temporary shelter and makes it easier for rescuers to locate you. Don’t try to walk in a severe storm. It’s easy to lose sight of your vehicle in blowing snow and become lost.

8.  Stay home. If you really don’t have to go out, don’t. Even if you can drive well in the snow, not everyone else can. Don’t tempt fate: If you don’t have somewhere you have to be, watch the snow from indoors.

9.  Know your brakes. Whether you have antilock brakes or not, the best way to stop is threshold breaking. Keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of your foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal.

10.  Use extra caution when driving over bridges ramps and overpasses, as they will likely freeze first.

Milestone Design Group presents Lighting/Signage/Street Report to Board

posted Jul 8, 2012, 9:25 PM by Jennifer Hunt   [ updated Dec 16, 2012, 12:25 PM by Westwood City Clerk ]

The City engaged Milestone Design Group - a full-service engineering, planning and surveying firm - to perform a survey of Westwood's lighting, signage and street conditions. 
 
The City asked the firm to review whether lighting should be upgraded or added; whether signage was properly placed, whether it is the correct type, and if the City needs additional signage to address safety concerns; and, to review the condition of roads to help plan future expenses.
 
J. Mark Madison of Milestone Design Group attended the July meeting and presented the firm's findings. 
 
The report presented to the Board is attached.  More detail about the presentation will be included in the July meeting minutes. 
 
Please Note: the report reflects suggestions - not absolutes.  The numbers included are estimates to be considered for budgeting purposes only. 

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