LOUISVILLE - When the town of Louisville holds its annual fall cleanup next month, it will only be two days instead of the traditional six.
The change is a result of a spring cleanup that ended up costing the town nearly $16,000, when they only budget $15,000 each year for both cleanups.
Hes over by $1,000 already, said Town Supervisor Larry R. Legault, referring to Highway Superintendent Vern Fenlong.
Town Clerk Joann Cameron, noted that Mr. Fenlong, who was not present at Wednesday nights meeting, absorbed some of the excess through other lines in his budget.
Theres $4,750 available, she said.
Mr. Legault suggested using some of the towns $25,000 in excess sales tax revenue to support a fall cleanup, even if it is shorter in length than normal.
I think we should do something, Mr. Legault said.
Councilman Ray A. Slim Beshaw agreed. Some people who dont live on town roads feel like thats all they get for their tax money.
A typical spring cleanup usually costs the town around $9,000, with the fall cleanup costing about half that much.
Councilman Patrick D. Carroll said he would expect a two-day cleanup to cost less than one thats a full week long.
You figure if you cut it down to two days you would be able to cut the costs in half or about that, he said.
Ms. Cameron agreed with Mr. Beshaw and Mr. Legault that the town should host some sort of cleanup event.
We had five calls today (Wednesday) asking us if we were going to do it, she said.
Ms. Schneider said she understands the spring cleanup was over budget, but she thinks with the additional sales tax revenue a cleanup is doable.
I dont think two days will killsus, she said.
This years fall cleanup will be held on Oct. 4 and 5 at the town barn.
No liquids, tires, regular household garbage, lumber or construction debris will be accepted.