Clanton City Council talks trash

Published 2:36 pm Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Clanton City Council talked trash during a short meeting Monday.

Local resident Margie McMinn addressed the council about what she considers the unacceptable amount of debris along roadways and around businesses and other areas of town.

McMinn asked the council to adopt a “Clean Up Clanton Day” and to put up more signs alerting residents that littering is a punishable offense.

Mayor Billy Joe Driver and council members told McMinn that efforts have been made on the issue, including the city furnishing trash bags for residents and businesses to use, and law enforcement representatives using their resources to clean up roadways.

“We are well aware of what’s going on, but the solution is up there,” Driver said while motioning to his head, indicating the need for a change in the mindset of residents.

The council also heard from Jackie Baker, president of West End Neighborhood Watch, who thanked the mayor and council for providing summer help with cutting grass and other maintenance at E.M. Henry Park and other areas of the community.

The council took no action other than approving the minutes of the July 27 meeting and approving paying necessary bills.

Councilman Greg DeJarnett was absent from the meeting.