Keep Tyler Beautiful and state code enforcement group teams up for clean up

 

Members of the Code Enforcement Association of Texas (CEAT), city of Tyler Code Enforcement officers and Keep Tyler Beautiful board members and volunteers will be working together on a litter cleanup project from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. All volunteers are asked to meet at 2115 Sunnybrook Dr.

The project will concentrate on a section of South Vine Avenue from 10th Street to Graham Drive. More than 40 people are expected to help clean up this area identified by Tyler Code Enforcement as a site of illegal dumping and blight in the city.

Chris Lennon, the city's code enforcement manager, is the organizer for this event and said the CEAT members are excited about having the opportunity to visit Tyler and do something while they are here that is positive for the community.

“This area has been a continuous problem due to illegal dumping and litter that is thrown out of passing vehicles,” said Lennon. “We have held cleanups here before, used hidden cameras and ‘NO DUMPING’ signage to help deter this problem with some success, however it is very difficult to catch every violator.”

After the group cleans up the trash and litter along this street, city crews will mow and clear brush from the right-of-way.

The project is funded by Sabine-Neches Resource Conservation and Development with funds from a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) enforcement action.

For more information, call 903-595-7217.

- City of Tyler

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