New signs have been put up at Henderson Mountain Road and Highway 108 to warn motorists that this area is under surveillance. Pickens County Marshal Jim Harvey wants to remind residents that littering can carry a hefty fine, and that “I don’t issue warnings, I issue citations.” The sign cautions of the maximum penalty for littering – a $5,000 fine or five years’ jail time or both. Citations can be issued for littering or illegal dumping. Harvey will even go so far as to look through trash in larger dump sites to find identifying pieces of information and track down litterers. Harvey said the county has surveillance cameras they rotate to keep certain trouble spots under watch.
Keep Pickens Beautiful works with Adopt A Road volunteers to try to keep our roadways picked up. It is discouraging to them to pick up the trash people throw their windows and go back the next day and find more.
Don’t be part of the problem, don’t litter, you may pay a fine or go to jail. Help us keep Pickens clean and beautiful. For more information or to volunteer, call 706-253-3600 or visit our web page at keeppickensbeautiful.org.
Pickens County residents only may take four (4) scrap passenger size tires, maximum per family, off the rims, to the Pickens County Recycle Center at 3141 Camp Road, Jasper and 9720 Cove Road, Marble Hill, during the month of April as part of the Great American Clean.
Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to remind you that mosquito breeding season is upon us and with it brings the West Nile Virus and the possibility of other viruses. KPB urges all of our county residents to dispose of any tires you have lying around. Let’s eliminate the mosquito breeding places clean up our county and protect our environment.
The Great American Cleanup is like a puzzle, if everyone does a small part in the clean up the whole big job will be completed, piece by piece.
If you would like to know how you can have a part in the Great American Cleanup please call our office at 706-253-3600 for more information.
EVENT PLANS FOR GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP
- PICKENS COUNTY – CLEAN UP – TIRE AMNESTY
- TATE COMMUNITY- TREE PLANTING – CLEANUP AT PARK
- ALL SCHOOLS – CLEANUP AND BEAUTIFY
- ADOPT A ROAD VOLUNTEERS – PICK UP THEIR ASSIGNED ROADS
- SHREDDER – MONDAY APRIL 15TH NOON TO 3:00 – 124 W. Church Street IBMSECU
Back Row standing left to right: Levi Rentz KPB Board Member, Joe Leverette, Board Member, Brandon Douglas, Jasper City Manager, Jim Harvey, County. Seated left to right: Mary Ann Rentz, KPB President, Robert Jones, County Commissioner, Carol Opdenhoff, KPB Recycling Chair, Stan Barnett, KPB Board Member.
April is proclaimed as Cleanup Month. Pickens County Commissioner Chair Robert Jones signed a proclamation designating April as clean-up month. Keep Pickens Beautiful and its national affiliate Keep America Beautiful will be working with the county and communities planning cleanup projects for their area. KPB would like to encourage the residents of Pickens County to take in part the countywide cleanup during April. Cleanup events are planned throughout April and will be announced in the Pickens Progress, Know Pickens and on KPB Web page and FaceBook.
If your group or family is planning to do a special clean up or an event for Earth Day please let KPB know so we can recognize your efforts. Keep Pickens Beautiful Adopt A Road Volunteers will be picking up their assigned roadways during April. KPB would like to thank all those who took part in last year’s GAC and encourage you to continue this work in 2019. Be part of the big picture!
If you have question or for more information on how you can be a part of Keep Pickens Beautiful, call our office at Tuesday or Thursday from 10:00 until 2:00, or leave a message at 706-253-3600, you can also go to our web page for more details about the planned public events for this year. www.keeppickensbeautiful.org.
COMING SOON TO AN AREA NEAR YOU!
April all across the county is designated as clean up, fix up, paint up and plant up.
Let’s make Pickens County shine, by cleaning up our yards, doing that painting and planting, you have been putting off. Keep Pickens Beautiful will be presenting an award at the end of April, to a home and business that has beautified their property. You can nominate someone by calling our office at 706-253-3600, or go online and send us a picture. [email protected]
Mary Ann Rentz, KPB President and Al Rothe
Keep Pickens Beautiful honored longtime board member Al Rothe, who served as a faithful member for five years. Al was presented with a plaque by the KPB Board of Directors, at their monthly meeting.
Al was a great resource, hard worker and contributed to many KPB projects over the years of his service. Al, you will be missed.
If you would like to join KPB and help keep our county clean and beautiful, call our office at 706-253-3600, or visit our web page at www.keeppickensbeautiful.org, for more information. KPB is celebrating 30 years of keeping Pickens Beautiful.