Commission encourages cleanup

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 25, 2003

With the weather becoming nice in Covington County, it would seem to be an ideal time to pursue worthwhile outdoor activities, such as helping clean up the community.

During a brief regular meeting of the Covington County Commission Monday, Commission Chairman Greg White noted that the Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce and the Covington County chapter of PALS (People Against a Littered State) have been sponsoring an ongoing city-wide cleanup effort and noted the week of April 5-12 has been declared as Focus on Cleanup.

White said he wants to challenge everyone in the county, including members of the county commission and their families, to collect at least one bag of roadside litter.

"(With everybody pitching in on the effort), we would have 38,000 bags," said White. "We do support (the agencies participating in the cleanup effort) in this and I am serious about the challenge," said White. "If we can just get one person per household (participating), then it would make a difference."

In other business discussed at Monday's meeting, the Covington County Commission:

Approved requesting bids for an industrial access project for Service Zone in Andalusia.

Approved requesting bids for copy paper and also for employee uniforms. Commissioner Royce Short commented he would like to see county employees have different colored uniforms as their current ones are very hot during the summertime.

Approved the tendering of a letter of support for the City of Opp, which is looking to purchase a van for its senior nutrition center program. No financial obligation is involved in this action.

Heard from County Administrator Brenda Petty, who noted that the county recently had a good deal of success from a sale of surplus-type items.

Approved the minutes from the March 10 meeting.