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Community Council kicks off Adopt-A-Road program

January 30, 2019
By MELISSA BILL (news@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Lehigh Acres Community Council held its first Adopt-A-Road clean up on Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. Members of the council met at 1st SW on Sunshine Boulvard and worked their way down the long road, picking up litter.

Current Council President, Chuck Edwards, along with Council members Yepram Dervahanian, Jane Bell, and Tyler Woodby picked up eight large bags of trash.

According to new 1st Vice President, Tyler Woodby, the Council will continue to hold clean-ups every other month and welcomes members of the community to come out and help.

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The Lehigh Acres Community Council held its first Adopt-A-Road clean up on Jan. 19. Members of the council met at 1st SW on Sunshine Blvd. and worked their way down the long road, picking up litter. Along with the normal trash found off to the side of roadways, council members stated that they saw an abundance of illegal construction dumping.

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"I decided to head up our first clean-up after watching the same gentleman work alone every week to clean up the streets here in Lehigh. I spoke with him and he said if you want to see change, you need to get out there and start picking up the trash yourself. Since then I have urged any organization I have been involved with to host clean ups," said Woodby.

Along with the normal trash found off to the side of roadways, council members stated that they saw an abundance of illegal construction dumping.

"We noticed a lot of construction materials being dumped on this road, as well as soda cans, beer and liquor bottles," said Woodby.

According to Woodby, council members are already planning their next clean-up event.

"We are looking at March for the next event and reaching out to other organizations to join us. I'm also talking to some of the local high schools and the Lee County Sheriff Office's day program for community service. Those who want to get involved, can call me directly or contact the council through our Facebook page," said Woodby.

The council also held its yearly installation of new officers during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 21. The council holds its election of the new officers every year in January. The current seats on the council include:

- President-Charles Edwards

- 1st Vice President -Tyler Woodby

- 2nd Vice President - Mohamed Yasin

- Secretary --George Kloers

- Treasurer - Bob Saul

According to Woodby, the council will be going through some internal changes in the coming months.

"We are working to make our Facebook page and social media more interactive. We will plan to rebrand the council and become more active in all aspects of the community. We would like to see other agencies back here such as the Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District and the Lehigh Acres Senior Center," Woodby said.

Other topics discussed included Lee County DOT's Joel Blvd. resurfacing project, which will be postponed for at least one year.

The council is also still looking for new members and welcomes the community to attend its next monthly meeting.

"We hope residents come check us out. We need more public input," said Woodby.

The Lehigh Acres Community Council's meetings are open to the public and held on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the LCSO East District substation, at 1301 Homestead Road N. Those who would like more information on council meetings or the next clean up event can visit www.facebook.com/LehighAcresCommunityCouncil/

 
 

 

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