The cleanup was from U.S. 840 through Lawnvale to the red light in Loyall and along U.S. 413 down the floodwall to Loyall.
"The troop assisted the city and community with the cleanup, and I thank you," said Mayor Charlie Wattenberger.
"Those young adults worked very hard. One was picking up trash and ended up with a copperhead snake attached to his glove."
T-shirts, which were given by PRIDE, were also handed out to the troop members.
In other business, the council:
n heard the second reading of an ordinance about vacating and closing the alleyway between Carter Avenue and Mapother Street. The ordinance was approved;
n made a correction on the financial statement for last month due to a misprint;
n was informed by Wattenberger that an advertisement was placed in the Lexington Herald-Leader for bids on a new sewer project in Black Bottom that is being funded by PRIDE;
n heard the second reading of the resignation of council member Jack Hale due to a change of residence and approved the selection of Bill Stump as the replacement;
n was informed by Wattenberger that the leash laws in the city need to be better enforced. According to Wattenberger, two pit bulls were loose on the streets on Monday and attacked a resident's cat. The dogs were picked up by animal control officers.