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|Ferriday Council views clean up efforts|
The Cleanest City Contest is months away, but preparation for the contest dominated discussion during the Ferriday Town Council meeting held on Thursday last week.
Discussion centered on the need to remove abandoned cars and cut overgrown weeds, particularly in the southern part of town.
Mayor Glen McGlothin said the town has been slowed in its clean-up effort after losing an inmate crew, which he said had been unavailable due to a violation. He said the crew "spent a great deal of time weed-eating, cutting grass and picking up trash."
But he said a new crew would soon be available.
He said abandoned cars will be tagged and towed, while police have been writing tickets for littering as well as loitering.
Violators should be involved in town cleanup, said alderman Johnnie Brown, who suggested a "walking litter patrol."
McGlothin said citizens who are able to mow the ditches in front or near their homes would be providing the town a service.
"There are about six big ditches in the town that people are unable to cut, but otherwise we need people to help out," he said.
In other business, Brown asked about increasing the wage scale for town employees.
McGlothin said that employees received "a bit of a boost when minimum wage increased," but said the board will discuss across the board raises at its next finance meeting.
"We don't want give one or two raises, we want to make it across the board," McGlothin said.
Concordia Economic Development District Director Heather Malone told the council that security is needed in the Industrial Park. She said cameras would be helpful, adding that businesses are reluctant to locate to an area in which thefts occur.
McGlothin said bids for the town's new water tank will be opened at the September 15 meeting.
In other action, the Council declared August 8 as Pinky Washington Day who is 100 years old, and passed a resolution asking that the post office be named for George Parker Sr.
The board also approved occupational licenses for The Country Café, Ceasor Lawn Services and Busy Bee's Childcare Center.
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