Hennepin Board Tries to Put Out Leaf Burning

Hennepin village trustees sought to alleviate the problem of residents burning piles of leaves and brush during their meeting Wednesday.

The cost of a chipper estimated at $2,000-$4,000 was one issue discussed. Coleman also noted the additional cost of maintenance that would have to be considered.

The mayor said a chipper would be “environmentally friendly but not economic.”

Rylko also interjected the issue of disposing of the brush after it was ground down and the need to have at least two men operate the equipment since a second truck would be needed for disposal of the waste.

One additional issue was the concern for the safety of the men operating the equipment. No action was taken as it appeared there were many negative aspects of the village operation a chipper.

Source: News Tribune