January 18, 2011

Town officials seek help in battling litter

Union Leader Correspondent
LONDONDERRY -- A meeting to encourage residents to get involved in efforts to tackle the town’s litter problem is scheduled for next month.
Earlier this week, Paul Margolin of the Solid Waste Committee, urged his neighbors to consider attending the meeting, which will result in the formation of Londonderry’s anti-littering subcommittee.
“The meeting will be open to anyone who lives in town and is concerned about littering, its impact on the town’s appearance
 and the environment,” Margolin said.
Once formed, the subcommittee will report to the Solid Waste Committee and meet regularly to develop and implement strategies in response to the problems of littering and illegal dumping in town.
“Like other committees, the group will generate ideas and decide how to form partnerships
 with other community stakeholders to achieve their goals,” Margolin said. “They will present their recommendations to the Solid Waste Committee and Town Council, then prepare and carry out an action plan.”
Town officials announced plans to form such a committee last month, though discussions had been in the works for much longer.
Each spring, members of the
 town’s Beautify Londonderry Committee join forces with volunteers from various community organizations, who spend several weekends picking up litter, planting flowers and completing countless other community projects.
Following this past spring’s mass cleanup, a concerned resident appeared before the Town Council, urging the town to help combat its litter problem.
In the months to follow, members of the Solid Waste Committee have agreed to form a subcommittee focusing on Londonderry’s littering.
The public meeting will take place on Thursday, Feb. 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
For more information contact Margolin at  or Town Councilor Mike Brown at mikebrown58@comcast.net.

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