Southampton Town residents have been reporting that workers are continuing to pick up loose piles of leaves left at the curbside, as has been the practice for years, even though a this year requires leaves to be bagged, according to 27east.
Highway Superintendent Alex Gregor did not return multiple requests for comment on the matter, 27east reported. He did not immediately return a voicemail left by Patch on Wednesday.
A town resident who emailed Patch anonymously Saturday said that after noticing loose leaf piles being picked up, he asked a highway worker why the new policy wasn't being followed. "He told me that Alex Gregor had ordered the crews to pick up all leaves bagged and loose because it was dangerous not too," the email reads. "It seems that Mr. Gregor has issued orders to his workers that go against the announced policies that he has publicly advocated."
Gregor and the highway department came under fire last year when , but Gregor said that it was due to .
At a "leaf forum" in Hampton Bays in June, Gregor said, "Fall is where the problem is. Fall leaf pickup takes too long. You have absolutely no window to pick up leaves until winter comes.”
Read more at 27east.com.