With Altona’s Downtown Summer Kick-Off celebration Friday and Saturday, the Public Works Department is shifting its attention to preparing for that from storm clean up.

It’s a little more than a week after a wind storm including gusts over 100 km/h hit Altona, and the clean up is not quite finished.

"Our public works team has been hard at work clearing debris and removing hazardous tree branches," explained Mayor Harv Schroeder during the latest episode of In the Mayor's Chair with CFAM Radio 950 Morning Show Host Chris Sumner. "They have shifted priorities, at this point, to prepare for the summer kickoff, but cleanup efforts will resume again next week and our street sweeper will come back and tidy up the roads."

The Altona and Area Chamber of Commerce organizes the Downtown Summer Kick Off, which is happening Friday, July 5th and 6th. It's all happening on the Altona Mall parking lot, and will feature rides, games and classic carnival treats from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. each day.

Getting back to the post storm clean-up, Schroeder clarified exactly what the town's crews will be dealing with.

"If our team removed any branches, we will clear them from the boulevard," he noted. "However, any debris or trees you removed from your property is your responsibility to clean up. The compost is open seven days a week to drop off your branches, so you can do that anytime."

You can listen to the entire conversation between Harv Schroeder and Chris Sumner, below.