“Operation Clean Sweep” will take place between April 9-27 in the Malvern-Ridgeway area, which contains approximately 450 structures. Operation Clean Sweep is the city’s three-week, multi-departmental, concentrated cleanup effort in targeted areas.
Week One – Beginning Monday April 9-13, two-person teams from the Planning Department’s Neighborhood Services Division will distribute information packets door-to-door. The packets contain important information concerning various city services offered during and after Operation Clean Sweep. The packets will also include a violation notice for properties identified as violating the city’s property maintenance ordinance.
Week Two – Beginning Monday, April 16-20, the Sanitation Department’s CAPS (Clean, Attractive Property Service) trucks will visit the neighborhood daily, collecting items placed curbside by residents. The city street sweeper will travel through the area, and alternative service workers from Hot Springs District Court will augment the cleanup efforts.
Week Three – Beginning Monday, April 23-27, Neighborhood Services inspectors will follow up on the violation notices issued during the first week and address any remaining violations. The Police Department will provide additional neighborhood patrols, targeting drug activity. Fire Department personnel will address fire safety concerns identified during the sweep. Animal Services will assist with any animal issues arising from door-to-door visits and inspections.