May 12, 2007
Clean-up Dumpsters arrive
Park City plans its annual ‘Clean-up’ program May 14-26, allowing Parkites to trash goods that don’t fit in the regular garbage.
The city will place Dumpsters at 15 spots and will designate them with big red and white banners.
No hazardous materials, such as paint, chemicals and gasoline, are allowed and contractors are banned from putting construction waste in the Dumpsters. The city also refuses to take refrigerators, which could contain hazardous materials like Freon.
Pace Erickson, who manages the operations for the Public Works Department, says people usually leave "anything you can possibly imagine." He says people in the past have left washers, dryers, televisions and lawnmowers. They also frequently leave yard waste like branches.
The program costs City Hall about $16,000, he says. It is free for people leaving goods, which are brought to a landfill.
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The Dumpsters will be put at the following locations:
( Aspen Springs Drive
( The parking lot outside Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Lodge
( The Racquet Club
( The west side of the skateboard park at City Park
( The Sandridge parking lot
( The intersection of Woodside Avenue and 14th Street
( The east entrance to the Public Works Building, 1053 Iron Horse Drive
( Mellow Mountain Road between the April Mountain and Aerie subdivisions
( The Main Street turnaround at the top of the street
( Meadows Drive near a concrete wall across from the Park Meadows Country Club golf clubhouse
( The intersection of S.R. 224 and Meadows Drive
( Rotary Park
( Prospector Park
( A Prospector Avenue parking lot near the state Department of Workforce Services offices.
( The intersection of Solamere Drive and Snow Cloud Circle
For more information, call the Public Works Department at 615-5306.
The Park City Council has declared time in May to celebrate a diverse set of causes, from police-officer heroism to tourism.
The elected officials have proclaimed May 13-19 ‘Bike to Work’ week, May 19 Arbor Day, May 15 Peace Officers’ Memorial Day and May 12-20 National Tourism Week.
The police officers’ day is the most solemn and a statement that the City Councilors endorsed for the day says, "it is important that all residents know and understand the duties, responsibilities, hazards, and sacrifices of law enforcement professionals."
Police officers serve the city by "protecting life and property, defending citizens against violence and disorder and by safeguarding the innocent against deception and the weak against oppression," it says.
The other statements talk about bicycling being good for the environment, how trees "are a source of joy and spiritual renewal" and the importance of tourism to Park City’s economy. Many people in Park City cherish the three, with lots of people riding bicycles for recreation and transportation and relying on the tourism industry for their livelihood, as examples.
The City Council sometimes makes similar proclamations to honor people or causes.
Compiled by Jay Hamburger