Town will spray for ticks and mosquitoes Thursday

Jim Dow, director of the town's public works department, posted the following on his department's blog today:

Just a reminder that the Hull DPW has hired a company to come to a couple of locations tomorrow to spray for ticks in an attempt to minimize any tick-borne illnesses that may occur if these areas are not treated. This treatment will also address mosquitoes. 

Please be advised that the following locations will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until after 2 p.m. Thursday, June 14: the Dust Bowl, Village Playground, Hampton Circle Park, and Menice Field.

The application being put down is EPA-approved and is harmless to children and animals after it dries. The drying time is approximately 90 minutes, To be safe, these areas will remain closed for a few hours after spraying. 

Please stay out of these areas until after 2 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation.

DPW makes sand – and sandbags – available to residents

Hull DPW Director James Dow posted the following news item this morning:

Due to pending torrential rains and potential localized street and neighborhood flooding, the Department of Public Works is offering free sandbags to any current Hull residents.

Come to the DPW garage at 9 Nantasket Ave. to get the bags. There is a pile of sand out behind the garage in our yard that has a "sand filling station".

There is a shovel at the sand pile and you must fill the bags yourself. If you have physical limitations or are unable to fill and load them, please come into the office and we will do our best to assist you if personnel are available.

DPW's in the pink for October

Hull DPW personnel are wearing pink shirts with the Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon wrapped around the town logo for the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness month.

DPW Director Jim Dow, on his department's blogsite, said the shirts honor all who have been affected by breast cancer, including administrative assistant Mary Ellen White.

"Our own Administrative Assistant Mary Ellen is a survivor, we wish her and everyone else the best of luck and continued health. <3," Dow wrote in a post Friday.

Nantasket Road paving Friday

Hull DPW Director James Dow reports that contractor T.L. Edwards will be paving Nantasket Road this Friday, Sept. 29.

The driveways affected by this project will be completed next week, as will the lines in the street that are being painted.

Weather permitting, all of the loam and seeding associated with the project should also be completed by the end of next week, Dow said.

Residents should be aware of the construction and be prepared for delays and/or detours.

"Sorry for any inconvenience, but the end results will be worth waiting for," Dow said on the department's blog this morning.