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Salem to check on cost of cleanup

SALEM — The city is looking into what a spring cleanup for residents would cost.

Councilwoman Cyndi Baronzzi Dickey asked city Service/Safety Director Joe Cappuzzello for an estimate, saying she’s had multiple requests from residents for a spring cleanup.

Many years ago, the city used to fund a spring cleanup that allowed residents to place items on the curb for pickup, similar to what Perry Township still does for residents in the unincorporated area.

Cappuzzello said he would research the cost and get back to council with the numbers.

Councilman Bob Merry said he supported the idea and would like to see something in that direction, saying he’s also been contacted by people asking about a spring cleanup.

During his report to council, Cappuzzello thanked Karen Carter and the Beautification Committee, which is part of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, for the recent cleanup of the downtown area. He said they did a great job.

He also reported the street department has been out cleaning the streets with the street sweeper, with about a quarter of the city done so far.

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