Leadville, Clean Up Your Act, Yard, Sidewalk . .
It’s that time of year! As the snow melts away, and lawns and hillsides everywhere give up their winter treasures and trash, it’s time to do some spring cleaning! As usual, there are a few opportunities for Leadville and Lake County residents to help out with local efforts for cleaning up the town. So here’s the rundown of Community Clean-Up opportunities, please do what you can to help.
First up is the yearly sprucing up of the Lake County Veterans Memorial. Volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 at the Vet’s Memorial at Evergreen Cemetery in Leadville. Trash bags will be provided, but please bring your own rakes and shovels. Remember, Lake County’s Memorial Day ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 28. There’s a great line-up of speakers and entertainment this year, so honor the veterans and come lend a hand making the place look nice for family, friends and visitors.
Last month, the Leadville Police Department (LPD) announced via their Facebook Page that they will be stepping up enforcement of Municipal Code 8.08.020, which deals with trash enforcement.
“With spring coming,” it was reported on the page, “so will the enforcement of littering, illegal dumping, and properties that are frankly, well, ugly, unsightly, hazardous, and in some cases just…gross!”
The department has already begun the “abatement” process on many properties in the city. The LPD will cite and/or summons to court individuals who are in violation and fail to respond to notices to clean it up. You can find the specifics to the municipal code from the original post on the LPD Facebook Page: HERE.
Once the Snow Melts, There’s No Excuse: Clean It Up!
In between the Spring snowstorms, most Leadville and Lake County residents have caught glimpses of the ground and all the dirt and mess that gets covered up during a long, cold winter. However, by this weekend, most of that snow will go, and the list of chores will grow! Clean up the yard, get that garage under control, and FINALLY, make a dump run.
Fortunately, help is on the way, with the Annual Spring Voucher Program at the Lake County Landfill which kicks off next Saturday, May 20.
During the program, Lake County residents will receive a voucher for an equal or lesser amount of trash, to be redeemed in one trip. (Example: If you bring 3 yards of trash, you will receive a voucher for 3 yards of trash, which may be redeemed in one trip, not a little bit at a time). You will receive a voucher from May 20 thru July 15 for paid loads. Those vouchers may be used from May 20 thru Oct. 1, 2017. It’s a great motivator to remove the trash from your property. For voucher program guidelines: CLICK.
The Leadville & Lake County Annual Community Clean-up event is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. This year, volunteers are being asked to meet at the 3rd Street parking lot next to Cycles of Life. Recycle & trash bags, as well as gloves will be available. From here volunteers are broken up into teams and dispersed throughout the city for zone clean-up detail.
And last, but not least because it is fast becoming an annual event not to be missed, is the Annual Leadville Jewish Cemetery Clean Up Weekend, this year on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25. Now in its 21st year, this cleanup helps to beautify the resting places of the dearly departed laid to rest in the beautiful Jewish Cemetery adjacent to the Evergreen cemetery in Leadville. There is an entire weekend of events planned, featuring Shabbat Morning service led by Rabbi Sara Gilbert. This event has become an annual pilgrimage for many from the front range Jewish Community. The public is welcome and more details can be found HERE.
Well, there you have it it’s time to brush the long cold winter off this town! And there’s plenty of opportunity to pitch in and help out!