Viewpoints: Letters / Opinions
By Jerry Cegelske
April 30, 2018
I would like to express my appreciation to the members of IBEW Local #1547 for their efforts in the collection of trash along mile 3 of the North Tongass highway. Anyone driving that section of the road on Sunday morning to early afternoon would have seen numerous members collecting the trash we have allowed to escape for the past months. It wasn’t a very pleasant day with the wind and rain but they persisted in collecting about 22 bags of trash along with a tire or two and other material that escaped from the back of trucks hauling material along the road.
Their efforts will give visitors a better opinion of Ketchikan because of what they will not see thanks to Local #1547’s efforts to clean our community.
Anyone wanting bags for road cleaning or to clean up public areas around the community can obtain them by calling the Solid Waste Facility at 225-2370, or the Ketchikan Gateway Borough at 228-6621.
Litter affects all of us in the community and we have a short window before the grass and vegetation grows to cover it up for another year. Hopefully we will have good weather in the coming weeks to give us an opportunity to remove the trash and solid waste in the road ditches soon.
Code Enforcement Officer
Ketchikan Gateway Borough
The text of this letter was NOT edited by the SitNews Editor.
Received April 24, 2018
- Published April 30, 2018
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