Talking about littering...
Mary Lynne Dahl
March 08, 2004
Well, we have stirred up quite a lot of opinion on this issue
of littering! Yahoo! It may lead to some action. Yahoo again!
Although I am delighted to see his opinion, I don't agree entirely
with Pete Ellis that we are lacking in enforcement, as I believe
Officer Cegelske is doing a fine job, without much help, and
I thank him for it. However, I also agree wholeheartedly with
Pete that we should increase the fines, require supervised public
service from the offenders and consider offering a reward for
catching the buggers in the act.
In addition, since one of the biggest messes is in the vicinity
of the high school, it looks the young folks might be some of
the worst culprits and need to do some time cleaning up around
their own domain, too. Perhaps a little incentive at the high
school is in order, also. The idea that the coach had about sponsoring
a high school athlete is not a bad idea, but I think we can come
up with even more ideas....maybe credits towards the price of
some really fun activity, or travel points for field trips.....let's
get creative here and solve this problem! However, if that doesn't
work, perhaps the kids would respond to the opposite tactic,
as in having to pick it all up instead of a free period during
the school day.
The bottom line is that the town is becoming motivated enough
to do something, and is talking about it. That's really great
and it will probably lead to a solution to this problem. Thanks,
Ketchikan....what a great town we live in!
Mary Lynne Dahl
Ketchikan, AK - USA
Litter Control by Pete Ellis - Ketchikan, AK - USA
Re: Litter solution by Karen
Ramsey - Ketchikan, AK - USA
Trash Gift Update by
Jerry A. Cegelske - Ketchikan,
AK - USA
Solution for litter by Ken Lewis
- Ketchikan, AK - USA
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