Adopt-a-road program returns to Indiana Twp.
Just in time for spring cleanups and April 22's Earth Day, Indiana Township officials are seeking people to adopt roads, streets, drives or alleys and get rid of all the roadside litter tossed out this winter.
At the request of a Rich Hill Road resident, Jeffrey Curti, township zoning and enforcement officer, is revitalizing the adoption program, which is modeled after the state's road-adoption program.
“If this program is implemented, it can run all year long,” Curti said. “Spring will be your best time. We'll take it [applications] as they come in.”
The advantage of registering with the township is municipal officials will help to make the cleanup easier.
For example, township officials are ordering new neon-lime-green safety vests and gloves to be used. The township will provide garbage bags. And the workday following a cleanup, the municipal road crew will pick up all the litter collected.
In addition, the municipality will post signs at the beginning and end of the section that is adopted.
It is suggested the residents patrol no more than one mile of roadway.
Township representatives will work with the residents to coordinate the coverage.
Township officials are asking volunteers to patrol for litter twice a year.
Curti was one of the original cleanup volunteers for the township program more than a decade ago. When the program was first started in 1999, Curti and his daughter picked up trash along Cove Road.
“There is a lot of interest from people who want to do it. Some people care about the environment,” Curti said.
Application packets are available at Indiana Township Town Hall along Saxonburg Boulevard.
Sharon Drake is a freelance writer with Trib Total Media.
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