Leaves are being collected by a new machine this year. The new trailer has an extended hose for street side collection, which makes it possible to operate with only two street department staffers instead of four, as a raking team is no longer required to move the leaves closer to the curb.
The leaf collection team is on its second pass through town, moving from the south end of the village to the north. The historic district was completed on Friday.
The village anticipates completing four passes of leaf collection through the village as long as weather permits. Last year, fair weather allowed for six passes.