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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Borough seeking volunteers for Adopt a Block program

Borough seeking volunteers for Adopt a Block program

The borough of Coudersport is initiating an “Adopt a Block” program similar to the Adopt a Highway Program instituted by PennDOT.

Where PennDOT normally requires an individual or group to keep free of litter a minimum of two miles of roadway, the borough would ask that only one block be cared for per-person or group. In addition to litter removal, it is desired that volunteers also be responsible for weed removal and control.

The borough is seeking business owners, civic groups, citizens and anyone who cares about Coudersport and Potter County.

Whether Coudersport is your original hometown or your adopted hometown, consider being a volunteer for the borough. A more attractive Coudersport means more people will want to visit, property value will increase, visitors will seek lodging and spend more money here, helping to increase economic opportunity. Sidewalks marred with cigarette butts and other litter and overgrown weeds will attract no one.

According to organizer and Clara Township resident Tony Winters, who is working on the project with the borough, “Good things are coming to Coudersport”. Government and the private sector working together can do great things. Be part of this positive change, because a small investment of time and effort will yield big dividends.

The Adopt a Block program is in its beginning stages. Tony said he hopes to get it started as soon as the weather clears.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Tony at 814-544-7140, 814-203-7912 or email awinters310@gmail.com.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

... property values will increase ... (taxes too since it is worth more.)

On a more happier note, increased tourism should help our economy.

Anonymous said...

bourough needs lots of work that isn't being done with our exorbatant taxes. needs sidewalks bug control in carp many things not done that is only2

Anonymous said...

Anything is better than nothing! Try living in Austin walking to the post office could get you a broken ankle on the side walks with all the potholes and cracked pavement! Take a walk around town and get chased or bitten by a loose dog! And don't forget the always burning garbage smell!

Anonymous said...

What they need to do is enforce the speed limit on the park ave.drag stip

Anonymous said...

I would rather adopt a cop! The property owners and businesses on the block should adopt their own. Makes perfect sense. Why should the public pick up after them - they are the ones with the buildings and businesses.

M. Weaver Woodlawn ave. said...

Sounds like a good idea but how about holding property owners/renters responsible for weeds, burning plastic trash and diapers,uncut lawns, trash in the front yard, etc. Last summer I was in contact with the boro manager, police department, and mayor trying to get these people to clean up their yards. The authorities did what they could but not much changed. Instead of cleaning up for these people let's change our laws to hold people accountable. If they are not interested in complying with our standards then they should be asked or forced to leave. Please don't continue to enable this small group of people who are a constant drain on society.

M. Weaver Woodlawn ave. said...

Sounds like a good idea but how about holding property owners/renters responsible for over grown lawns, weeds, burning plastic and diapers, trash in the front yard, etc. Please don't enable this small group of people to continue to sit back and have others give and do what they should and can do for themselves. M. Weaver Woodlawn Avenue

Anonymous said...

6:56PM-- They won't until someone gets killed. Any volunteers?

M. Weaver Woodlawn ave. said...

Sounds like a nice idea but how about holding property owners/renters responsible for overgrown lawns, weeds, burning plastic and diapers, trash in the front yard, etc. Let's stop enabling and doing for this small group of people what they are should and can do for themselves.

Anonymous said...

What about the old lady who fell down the steps at the new court house? elevator not working - again and she fell and is in hospt. There are some things that really need fixed especially if there are people with special needs renting the court house,

Anonymous said...

Is there any reason why those that are serving jail-time work release programs or community service hours cannot be put to good use for such things? And maybe there should be some kind of stipulation that after you have been receiving public assistance for a specified period of time, that you have to commit so many hours per week to the community to "earn your keep".?

Anonymous said...

3/27 @ 1:55 --

There is liability insurance issues for making people do community work. SO NO TO MAKING THEM KIFT A FINGER.