SANTA FE, N.M. — Gophers aren’t the only varmints doing damage to Santa Fe’s public property.
City government also has a lot of poop to deal with – pigeon poop, that is.
On Wednesday, the Santa Fe City Council approved spending $75,000 to eradicate pocket gophers from city parks, saying the holes they dig are a health and safety risk to people who people using the parks. Next month, the council will likely vote on spending another $52,000 to clean pigeon poop from the roof of the Genoveva Chavez Community Center.
A request to award a four-year contract to Keers Remediation Inc., of Albuquerque, to clean the mechanical roofs at the recreation center on a quarterly basis was approved by the city’s Public Works and Land Use Committee on Monday. It will be heard by the Finance Committee this coming Monday and is scheduled to come before the City Council on Oct. 10.