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December 28, 2011

County sets April 14 cleanup date

PARKER COUNTY — Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to set Parker County’s annual cleanup event for Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at all four precinct barns.

The court usually schedules the event closer to when it actually takes place, but set it early this year because commissioners were receiving numerous phone calls, Precinct 1 Commissioner George Conley said.

“There were a lot of people calling each precinct because we didn’t have one in October,” he said. “We decided to set it, so we could tell people about it.”

Last year, in an attempt to cut costs, the court voted 3-1, with Commissioner Craig Peacock voting against, to schedule an annual — instead of a biannual — cleanup event. Before that time events were held in both the fall and spring.

Conley, who made the motion to make the change last March, said each event costs his precinct $50,000.

“Biannual is better, but money-wise we can’t do that,” he said.

County clean-up day is only for Parker County residents, who may dispose of waste at their closest county precinct barn.

During the event, the barns accept a wide variety of items, including aluminum, glass, iron, newspapers, cardboard, tires without rims, furniture, appliances, dried paint cans, lumber, tree libs, brush, batteries, oil filters and oil.

For more information, contact the precinct 1 barn at 817-220-7218, the precinct 2 barn at 817-594-4022, the precinct 3 barn at 817-594-0371 or the precinct 4 barn at 817-596-0004.

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