by Jerry Cegelske
April 27, 2005
Tuesday I had to check on two properties that needed to be cleaned
up. One guy did a great job and the other tried to do a
snow job- in April!
Some of you may have noticed that the furniture tree out north
has been picked! "Thanks" to whoever took it
out of the tree and "Thanks" to the Coast Guardsman
that took it to the landfill.
"Thanks" are also due to Nick Farstad and the
Dept. of Highways crew that took the trouble to pick up the matresses
and other junk left on S. Tongass! They also picked
up two truckloads of trash from the Revilla Road cleanup and
are going to pick up two more truckloads and a load of metal.
Great Job! A big "THANK YOU!" to all those that
participated in the cleanup. Tongass Sanitation collected
one load of 7000 pounds of trash, Dig-it Construction hauled
3500 pounds in one load to the landfill, and three other loads
not weighed, the Highways Dept., hauling four loads and a load
of metal to the mill site, the total weight must have been close
to or over 10 tons of trash collected by about 75 people, including
two six year old girls! They all did a great job!
Mile 17 North Tongass
- I thought gardners were earth friendly....
Since I was out North, I checked
some of the favorite dumping spots, the water side pull-out
at mile 17 or so, and guess what? Fresh stuff- so
fresh the dandelions hadn't wilted in the potting soil bag they
were dumped in. I thought gardners were earth friendly
and all that- cat lover also- left the potting soil bags and
the cat litter bags for someone to clean up. When will
people grow up? For some I guess never! Maybe Momma
doesn't know where Jr. is hauling the trash when he goes to pickup
his girlfriend! Just a guess.
For those of you who think trash should be in the landfill, pick
up a "You can make a difference!" bumper sticker
and show your support for a cleaner community!
Code enforcement - Ketchikan Gateway Borough
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