Plaza Restored To Safe Use – November 1, 2011
The following is a memorandum distributed this afternoon to City of Arcata staff and city councilmembers. – Ed.
We spent approximately 35-40 staff hours cleaning the Plaza picking up 51 bags of garbage (3000 lbs). We scoured the turf and picked up all visible glass, whippets, condoms, human excrement, etc.. We power washed the center of the Plaza and McKinley, utilized fire hoses and washed down all the sidewalks, benches and amenities. Public Works also swept the streets.
We left the site at 3:45, safe for the public. During our cleaning, we were not allowing people within the Plaza – but it is okay now. Though beaten and bruised, it is safe for the public.
Dan Diemer, Superintendent of Parks/Facilities
City Of Arcata