Take time for cleanup of property

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 4, 2006

Natchez Public Works crews have been working hard since Hurricane Katrina hit last fall, cleaning up debris and clogged storm drains.

But now that such work is behind them, public works will be able to return to one of its most important missions: Cleaning up unkempt lots.

It&8217;s one of those tasks that might seem trivial to some, but making sure grass is cut and lots are free of debris is essential to maintaining a clean community.

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The city has a specific set of ordinances dedicated to making sure private lots will be maintained. The property owners of 40 lots scheduled for clearing next month need to take responsibility for their own land, just as the rest of us do.

We have to take pride in keeping a clean community &8212; it&8217;s the first impression we make to the visitors we depend on for our tourism industry.

In addition to keeping our own little corners of the community clean, we have a perfect opportunity coming up to make a difference.

A citywide cleanup is tentatively scheduled for March 4.

The cleanup, to be held in conjunction with the national Great American Cleanup, comes at a perfect time &8212; just before we roll out the welcome mat for Spring Pilgrimage.

Take time to clean up &8212; on cleanup day and every day.