By: Special to The Laredo Sun
The campaign will encompass the following central neighborhood: Palo Blanco Street and Cross Street, between South Malinche Avenue and South Martin Avenue, including Norton Street, South Bartlett and South Jarvis Avenue.
Inspectors from Community Development (Code Enforcement division), Police (Ordinance division), Health (Animal Control division) and Building Development Services (Zoning Inspection division) will be walking door-to-door on Friday.
These inspectors will be speaking to property and business owners about proper maintenance codes, pointing out violations and distributing information. In addition to this focus on the neighborhoods, City inspectors will advise residents and business owners to place unwanted debris and objects at the curb for removal.
On Wednesday, May 30, 2012 , Solid Waste crews will be picking up all curbside debris along the designated Operation Clean-Up area.
Participants in the “clean-up” area are urged to place all unwanted items on the curb away from fences, water meters and mailboxes by 7:00 a.m.
Inspectors will inform participants on a case-by-case basis regarding limitations on unwanted items. Please note, no oil or paint will be picked up. “Operation Clean-Up is a really positive campaign for helping to beautify Laredo,” said Ronnie Acosta, Community Development Director.
“Residents have cleaned up their community, and we have only had to issue a minimal amount of citations. We encourage everyone to be a part of this campaign,” she said.
April’s Operation Clean-Up District VIII results:
112 Verbal warnings
5 Written warnings
2 Junked vehicles
15.60 total tons of debris
62 Small tires
For additional information on the clean-up campaign, contact the City of Laredo Community Development Department at 795-2675.
Edited by: C.R.