2007-01-04 / News

Island scenes needed for town calendar

The Jamestown Department of Public Works wants your pictures of the island for its new calendar which will highlight the need to recycle.

Public Works Director Steve Goslee, Town Engineer Mike Gray, Town Councilman Bill Kelly, and Town Planner Lisa Bryer are working on a grant application to the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Agency. A key component of the grant application is a 12-month calendar that will promote recycling on the island.

To make the calendar specific to Jamestown, pictures of island scenes are needed. These pictures will be incorporated into the calendar. Residents are asked to forward appropriate pictures to Lisa Bryer. High definition digital photos can be e-mailed to LBryer@jamestownri.net

Color prints, a minimum 4-by 6-inches, can be mailed to Lisa Bryer, Town Planner, PO Box 377, Jamestown, RI 02835.

All photos must be received by tomorrow, Jan. 5.

Included in this grant application to RIRRA is a request for leaf bags. Ten will be given to each household in Jamestown for a spring cleanup of leaves and other appropriate garden waste. In addition, Councilman Bill Kelly said, the town is going to include a provision for an experimental composting program. This portion of the grant application will include a request for 25 composting bins valued at $40 to $50 dollars each that will be given free of charge to the first 25 residents who sign up to take a one- to two-hour class on how to properly compost household waste into a useful gardening product.

Jamestown has consistently improved its recycling numbers year after year, and as a result, the RIRRA has been rewarded with a cash incentive. This year the town has received $9,000, which will be used to buy protective winter gear for the Department of Public Works employees and additional equipment for the new DPW utility body truck just purchased by the town.

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