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The original item was published from 7/26/2011 6:52:00 PM to 8/10/2011 12:05:02 AM.

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Posted on: July 26, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Frequently Asked Questions: Recent Storm and Cleanup

The City of Stevens Point's Emergency Management Director has compiled answers to some frequently asked questions about our recent storm and cleanup.

Q: Can I take firewood from the “old City Dump” on Mason Street, or the City Garage area where people are dumping their branches?
A: No, removal of items from this area is not allowed. The contractor who is processing that material is taking the material as payment. Taking firewood or logs from there would be taking part of the payment to the contractor.

Q: My neighbor’s tree landed in my yard. Who is responsible for its removal and the damage it caused?
A: Each respective property owner is responsible for their own damage regardless of whose tree it may be. However, if the tree had been deemed dangerous or hazardous by the municipality, county, or DNR and notice was given to the property owner of such fact, then liability for damage caused by that tree will be on the property owner who was noticed to remove it.

Q: A tree I own was downed in my yard. Will the City Forester come remove it?
A: Property owners are responsible for removal of trees on their property. To determine if a tree near the street is in your yard, use the back of the sidewalk (house side) as a general indicator. When in doubt, contact the City Forester at (715) 346-1532.

Q: Why did the City use Code Red and note engage the sirens?
A: The sirens are used to alert residents of tornado warnings. The National Weather Service did not issue a tornado warning, so Code Red was used to provide residents with information on the status of conditions in the City.

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