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Trash Trouble: Parrottsville closing convenience center March 1

(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS

The Town of Parrottsville, hoping to pressure the county government to act swiftly,
voted to close the current convenience center in town. From left, throwing away
their household trash at the center, are Dina Sitton and Nicole Boyette, who live in
Parrottsville. In the background is the town's public library.
Published: 6:51 PM, 01/04/2013 Last updated: 7:00 PM, 01/04/2013
 

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

PARROTTSVILLE-Town of Parrottsville leaders, frustrated with what they perceive to be a lack of interest or progress on the county government's relocation of the convenience center in Parrottsville, voted on Thursday to shut down the household trash collection site on March 1.

The Town of Parrottsville officials voted unanimously at their Council meeting on Thursday to, in effect, pressure county leaders to shut down the convenience center at its current location and move it to another site, possibly on the new stretch of Highway 321 behind Parrottsville Elementary School, within the next two months.

Prior to the vote, Town of Parrottsville Mayor Mary Keller said, “It's like the county put us on hold. We had hoped to open (a new) ballpark by March.”

The mayor said the stink from the dumpsters at the convenience center, green flies, and even rats, prohibit local officials from completing construction of the ball park on the site, including seeding the field, paving a road, and completing fencing around the ballpark.

For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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