Mayor's Corner 04/19/2018

Dear Friends:

It’s springtime in Richfield.  That means we can count on 70+ degree weather one day and snow flurries the next!  It also means that it’s the perfect time Richfield’s annual citywide cleanup, scheduled for April 23rd through May 7th.

If you’ve driven around our community lately, you may have noticed some properties that could use a little tender loving care.  Maybe it’s even one of your neighbors.  Whenever I’m tempted to judge someone else’s yard maintenance, I remind myself to take a look at my own place from the perspective of my neighbors.  Give that a try this week.  You might be surprised (and a little embarrassed) by what you find.

Each spring, the City and our great partners, White’s Sanitation and the Sevier County Landfill, designate a 2-week period for a citywide cleanup.  As always, you’re free to place additional items on the street to be picked up on your normal trash collection day, subject to a few restrictions.  If you’ve lived elsewhere, you understand what a blessing that is!

Tree limbs can’t be more than 6 feet in length and must be placed in bundles that one person can lift.  Hazardous materials such as oil, gasoline, paints, solvents and pesticides are not allowed.  Used tires are not allowed during this cleanup, but the Sevier County Landfill will accept tires free of charge at the landfill site from June 1 – 15.

During the cleanup, White’s Sanitation is generously providing 4 large dumpsters where unbundled tree limbs, yard waste and other bulky items can be placed.  They will be located at the Rotary Park south parking lot, the Swimming Pool parking lot, the northeast corner of City Park, and at the east end of Center Street.

Please take advantage of this great opportunity to spruce up your property; and while you’re at it, think about helping friends and neighbors who may have difficulty doing it themselves.

Mayor David Ogden

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