City crews continue cleanup following Tuesday's storm

Leaks in senior center, Fire Station No. 2, felled trees reported along with 4 inches of rainfall

Crews from the city's Parks Maintenance and Operations Services Departments got an early start yesterday on cleaning debris scattered throughout the city as a result of Tuesday's storm.

A rain gauge at the city's Operations Service Center on Busch Road recorded that 3.95 inches of rain fell in Pleasanton, according to city spokeswoman Joanne Hall.

Crews responded to 54 calls during the height of the storm on Tuesday, half of which were for area flooding and another half related to trees or tree limbs down, Hall said. The areas hardest hit areas by flooding were the stretch of Bernal at Valley Avenue opposite the fairgrounds as well as parts of Sycamore Road.

Sandbags were made available throughout the day to residents and businesses. City crews worked continually to fill bags totaling seven pallets worth, or 792 sandbags.

Crews also responded to various leaks in all major city buildings, with the largest concerns at the Pleasanton Senior Center and Fire Station No. 2, which is located on Stoneridge Mall Road.

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Posted by Parks People are doing a great job
a resident of Danbury Park
on Oct 15, 2009 at 11:33 am

A big Hurray for the Parks Maintenance People!
A tree blew down in the park, and a lot of branches were down.
Found the parks people had already cut it up, but puzzled as to why they had left it across the path.
Then they returned, with a huge chipper, and in a few minutes had removed it.
They said they'd been called away by an emergency tree in a street, which had priority.
They do a great job! And they do great day to day, too!

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Posted by Perplexed
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 17, 2009 at 9:56 am

Yes our parks maintenance people do a great job! Professional, dedicated, and efficient. But to listen to some of comment posters on other threads -- we need to get rid of them, unilaterally slash pay/benefits, they are too rich and draining the local coffers...

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