Clean City Contest
Ville Platte has only a few days remaining to prepare for its participation in the Clean City Contest. Judges will be here Tuesday, March 31.
Mayor Bill Jeanmard, on behalf of the City of Ville Platte, and Joyce Coreil, on behalf of the Magnolia Garden Club, ask residents and businesses to clean up their areas by picking up litter, cutting grass, etc. Here are scenes of Cleco workers doing their part to prepare their areas for the contest. Organizers offer these tips: 1. Special attention is given to the landscaping and overall clean, litter-free appearance. 2. Approaches to the city are carefully observed. Weeds around poles, signs and roadside ditches subtract points from the city’s score. No weeds should be growing in broken cracks of sidewalks, street curbs or along any roadway. 3. No weeds or tall grass should be growing along school fences. Students could be given the task of keeping the grounds litter-free. This will help instill pride in the cleanliness of their school. 4. Vacant lots should be mowed at least 10 feet from the street or highway if the whole lot can’t be mowed. Vacant lots also should be litter-free. 5. Abandoned cars are one of the worst litter problems. A good anti-litter project is to rid the city of such objects.