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Litter Control Council needs citizens involvement

Published 9:45am Friday, May 3, 2013

To the Editor:

At the April 3, 2013, Litter Control Council meeting, the newly reorganized Southampton County Litter Control Council; elected Spier Edwards to serve as Chairman and Danny Williams to serve as Vice Chairman.

The Litter Control Council is comprised of 19 members with a purpose to generate and maintain interest in litter control and recycling, and to promote the improvements of the environment of the Southampton County community in general.

The Council is divided into five subcommittees consisting of: Communication, Education, Clean-up, Law Enforcement and Recycling. Each subcommittee will develop at least three measurable goals/objectives, and will start to implement a plan of action by May 1, 2013.

This Litter Control Council will be seen and heard. We will be participating in the Southampton County Fair, Franklin Fall Festival, Boykins Pumpkins Fest, Down Home Day and other events. We will also have articles in The Tidewater News, informing citizens of what actions the council has taken in the past month to control litter, promote recycling and what we plan to do in the month ahead. We will inform the Board of Supervisors of the actions of this council at the monthly Board of Supervisors meeting.

This Council needs citizen involvement and cannot function without it. We need civic clubs, hunt clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, churches, fire departments and all that are interested in making Southampton County a more attractive place to live and work. Everyone needs to become involved. We need you!

The objectives that have been set will be difficult, but it can be done and will be done if you will get involved. You can make a difference!

The recycle program that has been put in place will reduce the tremendous amount of money spent to dispose of our litter.

If you wish to know more about the Litter Council and who your representative is in your area, please call Spier Edwards at 757-650-8134.

Thank you,
Spier Edwards
Boykins, Virginia

 

  • http://www.blackwaternottoway.com Jeff Turner

    Actually they are all dedicated volunteers that devote their time unselfishly to the community in an effort to make where we live a little nicer. If everybody in the community would do likewise we would not need a Litter Control Council most likely.
    Oh, there are no snacks, gourmet or otherwise.

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  • FromHere

    They might get a few more people to recycle, but as far as the litter is concerned, they’ll never stop trashy people from throwing trash out their car windows.

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  • Liberty With Responsibility

    I bet taxpayers are paying for gourmet refreshments each time they have a meeting.

    Nineteen members? Are you serious?! What a boondoggle!

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  • kingradman

    seems like more pork to me. I wonder how much this new “council ” is being paid

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  • Liberty With Responsibility

    Be aware of this: I recently caught someone actually littering from an open bed of trash on a pickup truck, over 5 miles of roadway. I called and reported it to the IOW sheriff’s office, and they looked into it, but dismissed it and said the person “didn’t mean to do it,” so there was no crime to be cited. They did not even write a ticket. Just telling you this so you know it is a waste of county resources to even study this topic, because the law is on the side of the litterer if they claim it was an accident, even if they have a bed full of loose trash, and no cover at all, and over 5 miles of trash blown out on the ditch banks. Clearly no attempt to follow the ordinance requiring a cover to contain the trash either. None of this stuff matters a whit–it’s all just a tempest in a teapot. There is my “citizens involvement.” Stuff it.

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    • DIESEL

      Agree 100%…i live on a road that has a dump site a few miles away. Every tues, thur, and sat you can watch this exact thing happen. Its litter control day everyday at my house…picking up others “accidental” litter. I have called in the past…their response you ask? “What are we supposed to do about it?” Want to control litter? Have the deputies cite those folks rather than follow behind them all the way down the road talking on their cellphone.

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  • kingradman

    interesting ?

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