2011-06-23 / News

City adds extra day for cleanup at park


Kelly Lake Park 
Photo by Amanda Durish Kelly Lake Park Photo by Amanda Durish BURTON — An additional clean up day has been added to Kelly Lake’s schedule, bringing the number of housekeeping days on the park per week to two.

In addition to a Friday cleaning schedule, a Department of Public Works truck will visit the area on Mondays to empty trash cans, maintain the bathrooms and pick up refuse around the beach area.

Mayor Paula Zelenko cites increased visitors on weekends as an impetus for the second round of cleanup.

“We’re starting this so the park is good for use on the weekends,” Zelenko said. “It just wasn’t making it to the weekends.”

Overflowing trash cans, littering and Dumpster-diving raccoons were a signal that the park needed a little more TLC.

Zelenko said that the surge in use is a result of more residents staying home rather than taking vacations.

“We’re just keeping in nice,” she said.

That’s also the case with nearby playground Fireman’s Park which will remain open for the duration of the reconstruction of Fire Station 2.

When the new build is completed sometime next spring, DCC Construction will add a finishing touch to the fire station by making renovations and repairs to the neighboring park.

In the meantime, people wishing to use the playground are encouraged to park in the Rite Aid parking lot at the corner of Belsay and Lapeer roads and use the crosswalk to reach Firemen’s Park.

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