Original post made
by JRM, Vista Grande Elementary School,
on Jul 23, 2013
First off, I must say in general our town is very clean and pockets of littered areas are seldom seen in Danville. Lately I have noticed a big increase in the paper wrappers, coffee cups and food containers blowing around the Lunardi's parking lot and onto Railroad Avenue. I park in the lot regularly to access the Iron Horse Trail and I recently made the observation that we absolutely need additional trash receptacles in this area. The only existing trashcan is next to the bus stop, a long walk and very hard to see if you were looking for a place to throw away that coffee cup. I suggest we place an additional can or 2 on the WEST side of the parking lot adjacent to the trail. Case in point, 2 weeks ago I went for my regular run at 7:30 in the morning and I saw none other than Don Ritchey, our esteemed ex-mayor, walking along Railroad picking up litter along the curb! Kudos and thanks to Mr. Ritchey for this anonymous act of citizenship and perhaps the new receptacles will enable him to just enjoy his morning stroll and not have to carry a litter bag with him!!
Mr. Gillette, is this something the town can explore?
Thanks to all who pick up after their dogs by the way, there has been a MAJOR improvement over the last 10 years in that area. The bags along the trail have been a great solution.