Ville Platte earns $8,420 KLB grant
Tue, 2013-10-01 15:55
The City of Ville Platte has recently been awarded a grant for $8,420 from Keep Louisiana Beautiful.
The Keep Louisiana Beautiful Healthy Communities Grant will provide 16 additional red trash barrels, mounted and installed in highly problematic areas and roadways in the city. The mayor and city council support a “cleaner Ville Platte” and encourage citizens to use the conveniently-positioned barrels rather than littering roadways and neighborhoods. Mayor Jennifer Vidrine’s goal has been and continues to be, “install a red litter barrel in every neighborhood so there will be no excuses for throwing litter on the ground.”
Upcoming and continuous projects include:
- Electronic Waste Collection Day – September 30, through October 4 - Drop-off at Ville Platte City Hall Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday at the Ville Platte Civic Center from 7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Community Treasures Citywide Garage Sale – November 2, and another in the Spring which has not yet been scheduled; Location: Allen Ortego Town Square Park (main street park).
- Citywide Daffodil Bulb Days distribution –date to be announced.
- Trash Bash at Chicot State Park, November 9.
- Great American Clean-up on November 15. All citizens are asked to make a conscious effort not to litter in the city that day and not throw trash on roads, in parks and in neighborhoods. Local schools are encouraged to host a trash bash during canteen recess, along with educational programs, to combat litter.
- Cleanest City Contest and Garden of the Month in conjunction with The Magnolia Garden Club.
- Enforcement of city ordinance concerning abandoned houses, vehicles and overgrown lots.
Litter abatement through community action is vital to the success of “Cleaning Ville Platte.” The city aims to instill a sense of pride in the city and have all residents join together to keep Ville Platte clean and friendly. It only takes one person to make a difference. You can be that person.