Why not delay fall cleanup?

Each year, the town announces they will be picking up leaves and tree branches, during the second week of October.

Dear Editor:

Each year, the town announces they will be picking up leaves and tree branches, during the second week of October. Yet, by my casual observation, each year, our local trees fail to comply by completely shedding their leaves according to the town’s schedule.

I am sure that I am not the only resident who finds himself or herself facing a lawn covered with matted leaves, after the town has made their leaf collection which raises the question, – why can the annual fall cleanup not be postponed at least one more week? I realize that it may snow any time in October but, surely, waiting one more week would not hurt and it would go a long way toward preventing those of us with yards from having to deal with a soggy mass of rotting leaves in the spring.

To the town of Ponoka, – “Is this really asking too much?”

Paul Eberth