Monday, April 11, 2011

Street Sweepers

I haven't found the item in the proposed budget for 2011-2012, but two different sources have said it includes money to reactivate the city's two streetsweepers. The daily sweeping program went on hiatus a couple of years ago as a money saving measure, since running both of them cost the city $200,000 per year. Ergo, instead of getting cleaned weekly, the streets got swept only a couple of times a year, before graduation and the beginning of the fall term, when lots of out of towners visited the city. Of course, they still cost money, even while sitting idle, since the city still had to make payments on the money to pay for them.

At least, the Sustainability Commission has one less thing to fret about, since the cleanliness of Carbondale's streets was a topic that had come up a couple of times.

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