Volunteers wanted for Imperial cleanup
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
The city of Imperial is again sponsoring a “Take Pride in Imperial” event this August, during which volunteers do odd jobs to clean up the town.
Mayor Dwight Coleman, who initiated the event last summer, wants to make it an annual event.
He got the idea because he wanted to “Just put our best face forward for the county fair.”
Also, a woman sent him a picture of rusted street signs. “I hadn’t realized they were in such bad shape,” he commented.
Many street signs were painted last year.
Volunteers and groups are wanted to spruce up the town between July 30-Aug. 4. City Clerk/Administrator Jo Leyland said youth groups were particularly helpful last year.
A meeting will be held tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. in the city council chambers for those interested.
Leyland said “major trash pickup,” park equipment painting and maybe some curb painting will be included in the items to be addressed.
In addition, the Chamber of Commerce has scheduled Aug. 1 for some downtown improvements, such as painting new parking lanes, cleaning building fronts and picking weeds.