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Tree limbs, bus stop sign cleaned up

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WHERE: On Walton Way near the intersection of Fleming Avenue and the Georgia Regents University Summerville campus main entrance.

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Meg Mirshak
Staff Writer
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WHAT: Large tree limbs were piled on the right-of-way between Walton Way and the sidewalk. The limbs were dead and decaying. Also, an Augusta Public Transit bus stop sign with a rusted, bent metal pole was lying on the ground.

WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: City traffic engineer Steve Cassell, whose department oversees cutting trees on rights-of-way, said he did not know how the limbs ended up there. Cassell doubted it was his crews because they typically chip trees immediately after cutting them.

Augusta Public Transit is responsible for the bus stop sign.

ACTION TAKEN: When alerted to the fallen bus stop sign by The Augusta Chronicle on Thursday afternoon, Augusta Public Transit Assistant General Manager David Jones said: “Let me go up there and take care of it right now.”

By Friday morning, the limbs and sign were removed.

A new bus stop sign will be installed no later than Tuesday, he said.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/09/13 - 08:03 am
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Hmmmm

Good program the Chronicle is providing us here. We can pile up our tree removal debris on our right of way, send a photo to the Chronicle, and the city will come and clean it up for us.

raul
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raul 09/09/13 - 09:22 am
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Thanks AC. Thanks Steve

Thanks AC. Thanks Steve Cassell. It's a start!

I'm Back Again
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I'm Back Again 09/09/13 - 11:17 am
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Good thing this limb pile and
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Good thing this limb pile and broken sign made the news. It really must be a boring morning in the news room today. I was wondering when someone was gonna come out and replace that sign that no one in the county knew was broken.

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