“Here it is leaf raking time, and we have to purchase many paper bags for leaf disposal and pickup by the City of Marinette. These bags are costly and a waste, as well as inconvenience for homeowners. Or, we have to haul them to the city dump, and those of us without a truck or trailer have to pile the bags in the back seat.

“It is time that we consider joining the more progressive communities such as our neighboring cities, and allow raking to the curb and pickup by a vacuum truck. We need to consider investing in such a vehicle, which could be shared by more than one community.”