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The damage continues
by Jerry Cegelske


September 10, 2004

The dumpers and burners continue to cause problems for people in the community.  Last week the school bus driver on South Point Higgins had difficulty turning the bus around due to the location of two burned pallets and small couch or seat of some type.  With all the nails in the pallet, it's just a matter of time before the school bus gets a flat tire due to the nails.  Of course there was the obligatory beer bottles left in the area. 

This is only a half mile from the South Point Higgins beach area where the beer drinking Litterbugs usually make a mess for others to clean up.  Complaints are coming in about the endless litter (beer bottles and trash) left by them.  They do not care if your experience at the beach is ruined by their litter or your child steps on the broken beer bottles or other trash.
Cheers to Boy Scouts of America Troop 4 for cleaning up their section of the North Tongass Highway on Saturday!  The community appreciates the effort with the exception of some litterers.
Jeers to the Litterbugs that dumped pop cans within feet of the litter bags collected by the Scouts within hours of them collecting the trash!  Can you think of a better insult to the Scouts or the Ketchikan Community?
Cheers to the management and crew at Shaub-Ellison Tire Company on N. Tongass for their painting and cleanup work over the last few weeks.  The place looks very nice with the new paint.
Cheers also to the management and owners of the Tongass Commercial Center.  The remodel with new windows and green paint make for a great looking building and a real asset to the community.


Jeers to the people that continue to litter the Ketchikan Community because you refuse to cover your trash on the way to the dump!
Jeers also to the dumpers and litterbugs that don't care about the hard work groups expend to make this a better place to live and continue to dump their trash and burn pallets for others to clean up.  Wouldn't it be better to spend the money on the community projects this community needs?

Jerry Cegelske
Code Enforcement - 907-228-6621
Ketchikan Gateway Borough
Ketchikan, AK - USA



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