Got leaves? Here comes the leaf vacuum
Havre residents can hold onto their rakes but put away their garbage bags, because on Friday the Public Works Department will begin using a new leaf vacuum truck to suck up piles of leaves right from the lawn.
"This is more like what other cities in the area have done," said public works general foreman Jim Cook, as two city workers demonstrated the new machine earlier this week. Great Falls uses a similar system, he said.
In years past, the city has dealt with the autumnal drift by trucking plastic bags of leaves to the landfill. The new truck will be help save space at the landfill, Cook...