Will Clem, of the Harlan Rotary Club, addressed the court concerning the litter problem in the county.
“Work is being done fighting litter, and I want to commend you for that,” Clem said. “I see people in the paper for criminal littering, and I think that is an improvement. We are getting people in front of the judge and charging them with littering.”
Clem later suggested a possible solution for the problem.
“We would like to encourage you to attach the garbage bills to water bills throughout the county,” he said. “This is not a new idea. We do it in the city of Harlan now.”
Clem also asked for help and guidance in creating an educational program to take into schools.
“If we can use PRIDE or whomever to create something into the classroom to get the attention of a kid, then we (the Rotary Club) would commit to delivering that message every year,’ Clem said. “Part of the problem we have in litter is education of the people.”
The council heard the first reading of the proposal, with a second reading scheduled during the fiscal court’s next meeting.
Harlan County Judge-Executive Joe Grieshop said the combination of bills could help the county.
“It will help us to get organized