A Cleaner Moberly

1 decade 1 year 3 months ago Tuesday, July 17 2007 Jul 17, 2007 Tuesday, July 17, 2007 5:10:38 PM CDT July 17, 2007 in News

Bryan Courtney just graduated from high school and is spending his summer vacation cleaning up his hometown. He says the work is easy.

"Nothing's hard about it, it's just hot."

The city says his sweat is going to reap rewards.

"The approach of getting the town looking better and having it nicer when companies come in or view the community, that's certainly one of the things they look at; you know, 'where am I going to put my employees or what are they going to have to live in the conditions they have here?'," said Tom Sanders, Director of Public Works.

The two-person team works 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, which can add up to be a lot of trash.

"I would have to say roughly five to six trash bags between the two of us," said Courtney.

The litter crew is part of an ongoing effort to improve the appearance, health and safety of Moberly. The city is also cracking down on vacant houses and making people clean up their front-porches.

"Everything we do is just kind of part of getting that look of the town better," said Sanders.

Moberly businesses also appreciate the cleaner look.

"Anytime anybody can do anything to make a small town or any place of business cleaner, neater and more attractive, it makes an impression on people," said Ida Williams-Cross, a Moberly business owner.

Courtney says he'll keep working on the crew until he starts classes at Moberly Area Community College in the fall.

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