“Here it is leaf raking time again, and we have to purchase bags for leaf disposal and pick up by the City of Marinette. These bags are costly and a waste, as well as an inconvenience for homeowners.

“It is time 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.”