Update: Lynn Fells Parkway Work to Begin Next Week

Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) has notified the City that they will be paving portions of the Lynn Fells Parkway in Melrose during the week of August 22nd during both daytime and nighttime hours. The work includes roadway grinding and re-paving. Roadway grinding is scheduled to begin the night of August 22, 2016.

The project includes upgrades to the Lynn Fells Parkway from Vinton street to Melrose Street. Work previously scheduled for Green Street to the Saugus line has been rescheduled and is presently anticipated to occur in the fall.

During this work, please refrain from on street parking on the parkway, as well as parking within intersections and on immediately adjacent side streets. Traffic impacts should be expected throughout the day and night on the Lynn Fells Parkway and abutting neighborhood streets until Wednesday, August 24th.

The DCR will be making every possible effort to keep disruptions to a minimum and ensure that the work is completed in a timely fashion. Message boards have been installed on the parkway and will display any relevant follow up information as the project progresses.

Anyone who has questions or requires a special/unique need during this period of construction can call the DCR or feel free to call the DPW Engineering Office of City Hall at 781-979-4172.

DCR to Start Work on Lynn Fells Parkway on August 16

The Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) has notified the City that they will be paving portions of the Lynn Fells Parkway in Melrose starting this week. The work includes roadway grinding and re-paving. Roadway grinding will start on Tuesday, August 16th at 7:00 A.M.

The project includes upgrades to the Lynn Fells Parkway from Vinton to Melrose Street; and from Green Street to the Saugus line. Work will start in the section between Vinton and Melrose Street on Tuesday, August 16th.

During this work, the City Yard and Recycling Center at 72 Tremont Street will be most easily accessed from the south on Tremont Street (via West Emerson).

We have been assured by the DCR that the roadway will be paved, re-striped and crosswalks completed before the first day of school.

Anyone who has questions or a special/unique need during this period of construction can call the DCR or feel free to call the DPW Engineering Office of City Hall at 781-979-4172.

Access to City Yard Today

Due to work being done on the water main at the intersection of Tremont Street and Lynn Fells Parkway, the DPW City Yard and Recycling Center must be accessed by Tremont Street coming from Emerson. This work could continue into tomorrow. Thank you for bearing with us and any inconvenience this may cause.

Your Help Needed Watering New Street Trees

The city has recently planted a number of young street trees throughout the city and help is urgently needed from Melrose citizens to keep them watered so that they will survive and hopefully thrive.

Trees have most recently been planted on Howard Street, Summer Street, and Brunswick Park. Additional plantings have yet to occur. All new trees have  been planted with a TREEGATOR® (portable drip-irrigation system) that helps collect and direct water to the roots of the young trees. These will be removed after the first heavy frost of the season.

Your assistance in watering these newly planted trees is truly appreciated, especially given the current drought conditions. Instructions for how to properly use the TREEGATOR® are below.

Tree Gator Watering Bag

Step 1:

  • Lift tag to expose fill opening (slot) at top of bag.
  • Insert hose into fill opening and begin filling with water.

Step 2:

  • Fill bag to only 1/4 capacity.
  • Gently lift on straps to expand bag.
  • Fill to desired level & let drip until empty.

If you have any questions about this matter you can call the Public Works Department at (781) 665-0142 or visit the TREEGATOR® website at http://www.treegator.com.

 

Composting Workshop Series

Composting in Melrose: 

a series of three workshops hosted by the Melrose Recycling Committee

 

Maybe you’ve heard about the benefits of compostiMRC logong, but are doubtful that you can make it work in your own home… Maybe you’ve tried home composting, but are facing some challenges… Maybe you’re an experienced composter, but want to learn more…

Attend one or more of these FREE workshops organized by the Melrose Recycling Committee this summer/fall and learn about how your fellow Melrosians are contributing to a greener community through composting. Learn how you can, too! All workshops are outdoors, rain or shine, so be prepared for the weather!

 

 Details & Sign Up < HERE > at least one day prior to the workshop(s) you plan to attend – a confirmation email with additional information will be sent a couple of days prior to the workshop.  

 

Composting Workshop Flyer 2016

 

Questions? Email MelroseRecyclingCommittee@gmail.com 

Fee Changes Effective July 1st

Effective Friday, July 1st the following fee changes will be implemented for recycled goods and services offered by DPW:

$20 for ANY TV or computer monitor*

$25 for any Curbside Pickup of a metal item, TV, recliner or sleeper sofa (which must be pre-arranged by purchasing a sticker at City Hall or DPW Operations Facility and Recycling Center)

* We made the decision to increase this pricing due to costs the city and its taxpayers were absorbing due to rate hikes and challenging market conditions for recycled glass (especially CRT glass).

If you have any questions please call 781-665-0142 or email recycle@cityofmelrose.org.

Recycling Event July 16

An “Odds and Ends” recycling event will be held Saturday, July 16 from 8 a.m. to noon at 72 Tremont Street. This event is supported by Whole Foods Market Melrose.
The accepted items will be:
  • Electronics: CRTs (TVs, monitors & lap tops – $20), phones, computer equipment
  • Mercury items: CFL bulbs, old thermometers & thermostats
  • Brita filters, Preserve brand items. Full list here. (Sponsored by Whole Foods)
  • Corks (Sponsored by Whole Foods)
  • Metal items($20): microwaves, air conditioners, refrigerators, pipes, sofa beds, recliners and exercise equipment
  • Textiles: clothes, shoes, stuffed animals, linens, towels
  • DRIED latex paint (NO oil-based paints)
  • Tires ($2-8)
  • Books, media and CDs
  • Propane tanks
  • Eye glasses
  • Recyclable batteries (NO alkaline – they can go in the trash)
  • Plastic bags and films – for a full list click here. (Sponsored by Whole Foods)
                                           WF Market Melrose logo     MRC logo
For more information about this event, call Melrose DPW at 781-665-0142 or email recycle@cityofmelrose.org.
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