Keep Fairview Beautiful, a new volunteer group organized this spring via Facebook, is ready to sweep our community free of litter this Saturday, April 10 with your help.

According to group organizer, Stacy Greathouse, “The group now has 100 members. We should be able to get a pretty good size group together for our clean up on Saturday.”

The Keep Fairview Beautiful group will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday at Fairview City Hall to organize their litter sweep areas.

Local residents are reminded they do not have to be a member of the group to participate and every local resident is encouraged to start by picking up litter in their own yard in addition to joining the group effort on Saturday.

“You don’t have to wait until our next clean up day to participate,” said Greathouse.

Organizers also contacted the City of Fairview for support. In his email to city leaders, Greathouse suggested ways to bring awareness to the litter issue and ways to sweep the city free of litter.

Those ideas include:

1.”No Littering” street signs posted along roadways with the fines for littering posted on them.

2. Police issuing tickets to offenders.

3. Option for offenders to pick up litter as community service in lieu of a court fine.

4. Requesting the county use inmates to clean up area roadways.

5. Code enforcement for dumping and trashy lots.

6. Local businesses and families adopting roadways to keep clean.

7. More community clean up days.

The City of Fairview’s response to the clean up ideas was positive. “Our city manager needs our help identifying roads within our city that need to be cleaned up,” posted Greathouse to the Keep Fairview Beautiful Facebook page.

You can email located information on littered areas to City Manager Scott Collins at scollins@fairview-tn.org and include Keep Fairview Beautiful in the subject.Those planning to volunteer on Saturday are reminded to wear bright-colored, comfortable clothes and shoes, and if available, bring gloves, trash grabbers, bottled water and all your friends and family.Any children wanting to volunteer must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, and they will be directed to sweep litter areas away from roadways such as local parks.

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