Bedford trash pick-up day planned for April
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:00 AM
A trash pick-up day will be held in Bedford next month to coincide with the county's clean-up day.
Bedford City Commissioners will designate April 26 as the city's trash pick-up day. Commissioners hope residents will take advantage of the clean-up day and bring in any trash near homes or from side ditches on property.
A dumpster will be located at the Morgan Community Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the event for trash and larger garbage items.
No tires or batteries will be accepted during the clean-up day, Commissioner Frank Floyd said.
Commissioner Harold Greene hopes the trash day will help to get some of the trash in town picked up.
"We've got a lot of trash around these city streets," Greene said.
Also during the meeting, Commissioner Todd Pollock was appointed to be the primary contact person for rental activities at the community center. The transition is expected to help with the workload at Bedford City Hall and take some of the pressures off of Deputy Clerk Rita Davis, Mayor Russell Clifton said.
Pollock will be in charge of maintenance, rental bookings and collection of fees for the building. No additional pay will be attached to the appointment.
Commissioners unanimously approved the motion, 4-0.
In other business:
The city commission approved street closings for the Bedford Bash on August 15.
The street closures will take place from 5 p.m. to midnight. The street closures will impact Church Street near the Courthouse square from West Street to U.S. 42 and near the firehouse from U.S. 42 to Victory Avenue.