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City residents pick up litter on adopted streets

Staff report
The Salisbury Community Appearance Commission has been encouraging neighborhoods to clean up their streets through its Adopt-a-Street program.
Participants include schools, non-profit organizations, clubs, businesses and individuals.
To participate in the program, contact Community Appearance Commission Secretary Diana Moghrabi at 704-638-5242.
The adopting group or business agrees to pick up litter monthly for two years along approximately four blocks of a road or street within the city of Salisbury.
The participants commit to making sure each member has a clear understanding of the program and follows safety procedures. The group chooses an Adopt-A-Street coordinator who is at least 21 years old.
Youth groups must have parental permission. For safety reasons, no one under the age of 12 is allowed to participate in the program.
Clean-up dates and times are coordinated with the city’s Solid Waste Management Division at 704-638-5256. The city and Community Appearance Commission furnish trash bags, safety vests and gloves.
Filled trash bags are collected and disposed of by the city when it is notified by a group’s coordinator.
Lou Manning of the Park Avenue Redevelopment Corp. will be “head coach” for residents cleaning Park Avenue (Long to Arlington streets) and Shaver Street (Innes Street to Bringle Ferry Road).
Manning picked up supplies from the Planning Department this past week for 16 volunteers. There will be four or more on each crew.
The Park Avenue neighborhood has been doing quarterly cleanup since 1998. Elizabeth Manning also will be participating with the Rev. William Turner, who is in charge of Cemetery Street (Long Street to Martin Luther King Avenue) and Virginia Brown, who is the contact for Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.
Eldridge Williams has organized Livingstone College students during the year. They have been picking up trash on Institute Street from the Dairy Queen and Sonic restaurants on Innes Street to the college.
Greta Connor and Sara Robinson, members of the Community Appearance Commission, have been active in the Sedgefield neighborhood cleanup. They have been encouraging others to participate in their own neighborhoods.

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