Valley Volunteers Collect Trash, Electronics During Weekend
VALLEY — On Monday, Valley city officials commended city residents for their participation in Saturday’s cleanup day.
Mayor Pro Tem Marquetta Madden, filling in for the vacationing Mayor Leonard Riley, said that a group of around 25 people met at city hall Saturday morning and went out to clean up litter from some designated streets. She and Councilman Jim Clark were among them.
Suellen Showden must have had a dozen people in her group,” Madden said. “Our talking about cleaning up the community must be making a difference. The streets where we picked up litter weren’t as littered as they were in past years.”
“Suellen Snowden is a really dedicated person,” Councilwoman Cassie Carlisle said. “She had a big group with her for Saturday’s pickup. We want to thank everyone who turned out.”
Public Works Director Patrick Bolt said that there was good participation in the electronic recycling part of clean-up day.
“We filled a 53-foot tractor trailer with electronic items,” he said. “The county had previously filled two trailers. The shredder guy was overwhelmed at the response. He said that if he had known he would have gotten that big of a turnout he would have brought a bigger truck.”
Bolt said that more than 260 old tires were brought to the Farmer’s Market Pavilion pickup site. “Mr. Greenjeans has picked up a lot of curbside debris over the last week,” Bolt said.
These pickups will continue for one more week.
“I want to thank everybody for coming out and helping us on Saturday,” Clark said.
Councilman Randall Maddux thanked East Alabama Fire Department’s swift water rescue team for their response in a recent boating accident on the Chattahoochee River near Langdale Dam. One person lost their life in that incident, but others were saved thanks to the efforts of rescuers.
– Article by Dustin Duncan