Council to consider Adopt-A-Street program

RR Donnelly employees’ recycling enthusiasm for an Adopt-A-Street program patterned after the Missouri Transportation Department’s Adopt-A-Highway effort could become Jefferson City law Monday night.

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The bill creating the Adopt-A-Street program is scheduled for a final vote at the City Council’s 6 p.m. meeting.

“We wanted to adopt a section of Industrial Drive adjacent to our plant, to pick up litter and keep it clean,” Steve Koestner, co-chairman of the RR Donnelly recycling committee, told the council during its June 6 meeting.

The ordinance is a welcome addition to the city’s green initiatives, including the new household hazardous waste drop-off and the expanded glass-collection locations, said Lauren Hershey, project manager.

The community development department will develop screening and training for the Adopt-A-Street program with the hope that other businesses, civic groups or individuals also would get involved, said Britt Smith, streets and parking division director.

“We hope it’s a springboard; we would love for every street in town to be adopted,” Smith said.

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