|CITY/COUNTY CLEAN UP DAY|
ADOPT A HIGHWAY 10-11-13 LMS
Armed with very large, very orange garbage bags City and County personnel staged their own form of Trick or Treat Thursday October 10 as they picked up litter from along Highway 93 North.
The work was in fulfillment of an Adopt a Highway promise to the state. The adopted stretch of highway extends two miles to the north of the Lemhi Hole, from mile post 306 to mile post 308.
With a crew of 31 city/county workers the work was done in about an hour and a half in beautifully favorable weather conditions. The morning concluded with a potluck lunch on Island Park.
The purpose of the three year adoption is of course to help beautify the area which is one of the entrances to the city and representatives from just about all city and county departments were on hand.
.Another purpose behind the joint effort is to encourage a semiannual excuse for a social event between city and county staff members. It was Salmon City Councilman Jesse Benderís idea. The adoption process began in June and was confirmed by the state in August.
When it came time for council members to decide whether or not to campaign for re-election Bender opted not to run. Since then she has been lightly taken to task for starting the project and then bailing out on the clean-up chores. In recompense she has promised to take part in every city/county highway clean-up day for the three year duration of the adoption.
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