RENNERT — In an effort to clean up unsightly trash along the town’s roadways, Rennert officials are calling on residents to join together and take part in the state Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program.
In a June 9 letter sent to the town’s 389 residents, Mayor Michael Locklear “invited” all town residents to a town meeting to be held Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the town hall on Park Street.
“Our hometown is in need of cleanup,” the letter reads. “Our solution to the problem is the citizens coming together to make plans to clean up and make Rennert a place of pride.”
Locklear said Friday that he would like to see individuals and groups in the town participate in the state’s Adopt-A-Highway program. This would make people responsible for keeping certain parts of roadways clean and free of trash, he said.
The goal of the Adopt-A-Highway is to “create ongoing public involvement to help in keeping North Carolina’s highways clean and beautiful.” Under the program, adopting groups have the responsibility of picking up litter along their section of highway for four years with a minimum of four general cleanups being held each year. It is also required that trash that is picked up be recycled when possible.d.
Locklear is hoping for a big turnout on Monday.
“We ask you to look into our children’s future and start today leaving a legacy of cleanliness in the town of Rennert,” he wrote. “Please make plans to attend the meeting, letting us know you agree that Rennert’s streets are in need of cleaning.”