Everybody can help community look better

Published 5:00 am Monday, April 19, 2004

A clean community is a beauty to behold.

Through some local efforts and actions, Lincoln County andBrookhaven are making progress toward being a better-lookingcommunity. But more work needs to be done.

Keep Lincoln County Beautiful, with help from a stateenvironment grant, has been placing a dumpster at various locationsin the county to help residents get rid of junk around the houseand other items. Officials said the response to that has beengreat.

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However, a Gold in the Litter Campaign — in which eggs withprizes are hidden in piles of litter to be found during clean up –has been a little slow to take off.

KLCB officials said only a few eggs have been found since thecampaign started April 1. It goes through today, and prizes shouldbe claimed by April 30.

In the city, aldermen have approved new ditch-cleaningguidelines, and they are planning an aggressive campaign this year.That’s a good step forward following hesitancy in recent years overprivate property concerns.

Regarding private property, the city does not plan to go therefor ditch-cleaning. Residents have been encouraged to take steps tokeep ditches clear of debris so water can flow freely.

To those who have helped with clean up efforts, thank you andkeep up the good work.

To those who haven’t, pick a section of road and clear it oflitter. Who knows, you may even be rewarded for your efforts.

And even if you’re not, you’ve still helped the community look alittle nicer.