The City of Morenci declared an emergency public nuisance at 331 Page Street on Monday, September 17, 2018. The emergency public nuisance was declared due to the presence of raw garbage on the exterior of the property and the presence of fleas that impacted neighboring properties. The affected surrounding properties have been notified of the issue.
Orkin, a pest patrol company, is working with City of Morenci personnel to abate fleas from the affected properties. Spraying of the properties to kill the fleas began on the morning of Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The property at Morenci Area Schools from south of the middle school to the elementary school and elementary school playgrounds will be sprayed starting at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 as a precaution as the emergency public nuisance property is located across from Morenci Area Schools. All activities at Morenci Area Schools in the areas that will be sprayed is canceled for the evening of Wednesday, September 19, 2018. School will resume at the regularly scheduled time on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Morenci Area Schools will be informing all parents of the progress of this issue, as well.
The Morenci City Offices will be closed from 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, as the Morenci City Offices will be treated for fleas due to personnel being exposed to the issue at 331 Page Street.