CITY OF LEBANON COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
POINT OF CONTACT: Derek Gean
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City looking to boost Adopt-a-Street Program
The City of Lebanon Street Division is welcoming new community partners to take part in the City's Adopt-A-Street Program.
Although the program has been available in the City since 2013, Public Works representatives are looking for ways to improve the program and increase participation.
"We started the program to help keep the roadsides cleaner and more attractive for our residents and visitors," said Mike Moore, Street Division superintendent.
Of the 31 streets available for adoption, currently, only one has been adopted - West Fremont Road, by the employees of Regal Beloit. Regal Beloit was recognized at a recent City Council meeting for their dedication to the program.
The City of Lebanon will also now pay organizations $5 per bag of litter collected. This fundraising option is part of a pilot program to help increase participation.
"We will be providing this payment in hopes of incentivizing groups to take part. Groups can use this as a fundraising activity," Moore said.
The Lebanon Adopt-a-Street Program currently mirrors the guidelines outlined in the Missouri Department of Transportation Adopt-a-Highway Program.
To take part in the program, participants must agree to the following guidelines:
— Individuals or organizations must sign an agreement to adopt a street for a minimum of three years.
— Must agree to collect litter along the adopted street a minimum of two times per year.
— Must agree to follow specific safety guidelines including a minimum number of adults to supervise participants under the age of 18. No one under the age of 10 is eligible to participate.
— No one convicted of violent criminal activity can participate unless 10 years have passed since completion of the latest incarceration, probation, or parole for violent criminal activity.
When an application is approved, the City will install two signs with the name of the adoptor or individual in whose memory the adoption is designated. The City will provide safety equipment, signs and trash bags to use during the cleanup. Following litter collection, City staff will pick up and dispose of bags left along the street.
The Adopt-a-Street application is available at www.lebanonmissouri.org/DocumentCenter/View/24256/Adopt-A-Street-Form.
For more information, contact Brad Boyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 417.991.3922.