Countywide cleanup set for Saturday

By ED HOWELL, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 4/18/17

The Walker County Commission will hold its major annual spring cleanup day Saturday, with major projects set for Oakman, Cordova and Parrish, county officials said.

“If anyone would like to participate in these areas please come to the meeting place at the appointed time. Alabama PALS is providing the bags. Please remember to wear bright clothes, bring a water bottle, gloves, sunscreen, and picker if needed,” said revenue auditor Robbie Dickerson.

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Countywide cleanup set for Saturday

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The Walker County Commission will hold its major annual spring cleanup day Saturday, with major projects set for Oakman, Cordova and Parrish, county officials said.

“If anyone would like to participate in these areas please come to the meeting place at the appointed time. Alabama PALS is providing the bags. Please remember to wear bright clothes, bring a water bottle, gloves, sunscreen, and picker if needed,” said revenue auditor Robbie Dickerson.

Dickerson, Emergency Management Coordinator Regina Myers and former Commissioner Bobby Nunnelley are on a committee to coordinate the county’s participation in the annual Don’t Drop it on Alabama’s statewide spring cleanup. This year that designated week is set for April 15-22.

Myers said recently, “We’re working to get youth groups from churchs, Cub Scouts, and any entity or agency in the county that would like to participate.”

Here are the plans for the communities: 

•Cordova: This event, which is coordinated by Cordova Councilwoman Melody Dawkins will start with volunteers meeting at 8 a.m. at city Hall to register and receive area assignments. The Cordova Fire Department will help out, and a dump truck will be provided for trash disposal.

•Parrish: Mayor Heather Hall will organize this event, with volunteers meeting at 8 a.m. at the old gym near Parrish Elementary School for registration and assignments. A dumpster will be available for trash disposal.

•Oakman: Nunnelly and Oakman City Clerk Lisa Lockhart, working with Oakman City Hall, are coordinating the event. For registration and assignments, volunteers need to meet at 9:30 a.m. at the vacant lot across from the Texaco station. Organizers are targeting Tutwiler Road and Franklin Ferry Road and are also planning for the Walker County Sheriff’s Department to patrol the area insure extra safety. RSVP and the Lions Club has volunteered and will be focusing on the Town of Oakman. Garbage patrol and pickup for the Oakman area will be provided by Steven Shaver of Walker County Community Corrections. Also, the senior center will be open for cooling and hydration.

Sumiton Christian School has also volunteered to clean up Hull Road.

“If anyone would like to participate but they cannot do it on April 22, we ask they get in touch with Robbie Dickerson or myself and let us know that week when they could do the cleanup in the area of their choice, and we will get them scheduled,” Myers said. “We will go out and take pictures and promote it. We’ll give them the garbage bags, and we will work with solid waste on actually picking up the garbage out of those areas.” 

Anyone who wants to coordinate a group for another area may contact Dickerson at the commission office at 205-384-7230.