Beginning Friday, August 9th, Public Works crews will start tearing down the Hesco Barriers around Memorial Auditorium and Market Street Lift Station. As part of the process, sandbags generated will be made available free to the public. They will be placed at the south end of the parking lot south of the Auditorium. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources does not recommend that sand used in flood control be used in sand boxes, on beaches, or in school yards. Acceptable uses of the sand would include as a spread on a backyard flower garden or as fill material for streets and alleys, parking lots, and low spots/ditches.