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Volunteers, officers, business owners aid in downtown street cleanup

Transfer Station has busy Saturday; cleanup activities wind down

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5cd2e9b994768CVFD members work their way from 13th to 12th streets on Main; Crete, NE.
View of 13th and Main Ave just before 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 5; Crete, NE.
Crete Volunteer Fire Department members talk with a couple of downtown business owners before the street cleanup begins; Crete, NE.
CVFD members work their way from 13th to 14th streets on Main; Crete, NE.
CVFD members work their way from 13th to 14th streets on Main; Crete, NE.
CVFD members refilled the two tanker trucks at hydrants along Main Ave.; Crete, NE.
Business owners swept sidewalks over the weekend while several were present Sunday morning; Crete, NE.
CVFD members work their way from 13th to 12th streets on Main; Crete, NE.
CVFD members work their way from 13th to 12th streets on Main; Crete, NE.
CVFD members work their way from 13th to 12th streets on Main; Crete, NE.
Business owners swept sidewalks over the weekend while several were present Sunday morning; Crete, NE.
CVFD members work their way from 13th to 12th streets on Main; Crete, NE.
Crete Police Officers assisted with parking enforcement along Main Ave. and traffic control on Sunday morning; Crete, NE.
The street cleanup crossed 11th Street on Main Ave. Sunday morning; Crete, NE.
Crete Police Officers assisted with parking enforcement along Main Ave. and traffic control on Sunday morning; Crete, NE.
CVFD members finish up at 9th and Main Ave at about 10 a.m. Sunday; Crete, NE.
CVFD members work their way from 13th to 12th streets on Main; Crete, NE.

As part of the City of Crete's Spring Cleanup, members of the Crete Volunteer Fire Department washed down Main Ave. on Sunday morning (May 5), bringing back a traditional department acitivity as well as kicking off a downtown cleanup day.

The Crete Police Department placed fliers on vehicles parked on the route on Friday and Saturday nights to remind owners of the event on Sunday and were available Sunday morning to assist with parking enforcement and traffic control in order for the street wash to move along efficiently and safely.

About a dozen fire department members were part of the crew over the three-hour street cleanup, taking on a number of tasks including opening hydrants to refill tanker trucks, monitoring water levels, hauling hose, spraying down the street, and driving trucks.

(Click here for a video of the downtown cleanup on the city's Facebook Page.)

Downtown property and business owners were encouraged to continue cleanup activities by sweeping sidewalks in front of their stores and properties and cleaning their front windows. Several businesses used time over the weekend to clean storefronts, others were present on Sunday morning.

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5cd2e9b994768The city Transfer Station/Landfill was busy on Saturday during the Spring Cleanup for residents to drop off unwanted items, or dispose of yard waste, branches, and metal items.
The city Transfer Station/Landfill was busy on Saturday during the Spring Cleanup for residents to drop off unwanted items, or dispose of yard waste, branches, and metal items.
Yard waste and branches can be dropped off at the Transfer Station free of charge.
Yard waste and branches can be dropped off at the Transfer Station free of charge.
Metals and iron items were added to the pile at the Transfer Station during the Spring Cleanup.
The downtown dumpster, placed at Ace Hardware for Crete residents to conveniently dispose of large items, was popular again during this year's annual Spring Cleanup.
The city Transfer Station/Landfill was busy on Saturday during the Spring Cleanup for residents to drop off unwanted items, or dispose of yard waste, branches, and metal items.
This event was in addition to the annual citywide Spring Cleanup (May 1-7) that included: Transfer Station/Landfill Specials, a downtown dumpster at Ace Hardware, major appliance pickup, and a community shred event at Pinnacle Bank. 

For addition information on city services, click on the links above or visit the Public Works Directory.

(The Crete Volunteer Fire Department appreciates and accepts donations from individuals and groups. Contact any fire department member, or call 402.826.3473; station address: 210 East 14th Street.)