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City Wide Clean Up

Monday, April 10, 2017 - by Coleman Connected

Let's keep Coleman Beautiful.
City Wide Cleanup: May 6-13
Contact the Chamber at:  625-2163 for more information.

City wide Cleanup Planned for City of Coleman

A clean up campaign has been planned for Coleman beginning May 6-13. This project is
a result of planning by the community pride committee of Vision Coleman. A grant in
the amount of $9,975 from 4-B is seeding funding for the effort. Additional grants are
being pursued at this time. Costs for disposal are expected to reach some $25,000.

The Coleman City Council voted 4-0 to back the effort by waiving fees at the
convenience center for the duration of the week of the event. Liz Campbell, City Utilities
Director has arranged for placement of 3 additional dumpsters at the Convenience center
and 4 others at a central location in the city. Dennis Stroebel owner of The Shopping
Basket has volunteered use of vacant property located on East Walnut for placement of
the 4 Dumpsters. Jody Payne, Street Supervisor for the city is directing efforts on street
sweeping, brush chipping and convenience center operations for the event. David
Martinez, Fire Chief of the City is at work Identifying debris and structures that could
threaten public safety, and Connie Echols as Code Enforcement officer is notifying
property owners who are in violation of City Code. City Manager Paul Catoe will serve
as overseer of all city government efforts as well as compliance with existing statues.
Mary Griffth, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, has volunteered to serve as a
call center for elderly or disabled persons who need assistance in cleaning their property,
or who have brush that needs to be chipped.

The telephone number for The Chamber is 625-2163. Volunteers are being sought to assist those in need and can call this number to have their name placed on the list of helpers in the project. Church Groups and Civic
Clubs are encouraged to be involved.

It should be noted that the dumpsters and use of city facilities and services are by law
limited to use by residents of the City of Coleman. It should be noted that tires, batteries,
paint, oil, chemicals, rocks, and appliances are not allowed in the dumpsters.
Negotiations are underway with recycling companies to dispose of these items and
announcements of central disposal locations for them in the next week.
Residents of the city are encouraged to remove unsightly items from their properties
during the cleanup as well as mowing tall grass and weeds from their area.

It is the goal of this effort to improve the appearance of the city.

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