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Work release roadside cleanup program praised

Published July 02. 2010 05:00PM

Carbon County Commissioner Charles Getz is happy with the prison's litter crews.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Getz commended the Carbon County Correctional Facility's work release program for organizing the roadside cleanup program. Crews are made up of inmates who have been approved for the work release program.

"I want to commend the people up there who are picking up garbage along our highways," Getz said. "They (the roads) really look good. They probably look better this year than they have in a long time because they're out there pretty steady."

Inmates have been out pretty steadily this spring and summer picking up trash along highways throughout Carbon County.

Getz added that he thinks it is terrible that people don't care enough to keep the roads clean.

"It's unbelievable that people just throw the things out of their windows. They just don't care," he said.

The roadside cleanup program was formed about two years ago after Carbon County cut the highway litter crews from its liquid fuels program, a 10-week program that utilizes college and high school aged students for maintenance work around the county.

In other matters, the board of commissioners ratified an agreement between Carbon County and Premier Election Solutions, Inc., to provide election support services for the May 18, 2010 primary election at a cost of $4,125.

The board also approved the 2010 Emergency Management Performance grant for funding to support salaries and benefits of the Emergency Management coordinator and administrative assistant.

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