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Clean Sweep costs city $4,800

October 12, 2000

Clean Sweep costs city $4,800



By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer


The City of Hagerstown is spending about $4,800 to persuade residents to clean up around their homes.

Campaign Clean Sweep is being promoted with signs on buses and billboards that feature a picture of the mayor standing with several residents.

Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II described Campaign Clean Sweep as "an effort to enlighten the community about the need for every citizen to clean up in front of your house."

"I'm asking people to take responsibility for their own property," Bruchey said.

He said $4,800 is a "drop in the bucket" compared to how much money the city spends on property maintenance code enforcement and the Public Works Department.

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Using the signs to promote Campaign Clean Sweep was the idea of a city Neighborhoods First group member, said Larry Bayer, who oversees the Neighborhoods First program.

Bayer said the billboards have been near the intersection of Cannon Avenue and Franklin Street. One is currently near the intersection of Prospect and Pennsylvania streets. He said the sign will probably move to different billboards around the city for the next few months.

Bruchey said the signs will probably be around through spring and are also appearing on County Commuter buses.

Bayer said he and City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman made the decision to spend the money on the signs. He said purchases of less than $5,000 do not have to go to the City Council for approval.

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