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City Council hears update on Spartanburg Chamber 'Keep OneSpartanburg Beautiful' effort

Tuesday, April 9

Chamber countywide effort seeks to beautify gateways, establish community clean-ups

 

At their meeting on Monday, Spartanburg City Council heard an update on the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce "Keep OneSpartanburg Beautiful" initiative. A project of the One Spartanburg plan, the effort seeks to beautify gateways into Spartanburg, establish community clean-up days, and includes an education and community awareness around roadside litter and illegal dumping. The project aims to become an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.

 

Also at the meeting, Council voted 6-0 (Council member Sterling Anderson was absent due to illness) to pass a final reading on an amendment to the City's nuisance ordinance to include sound created by the collection of commercial solid waste between the hours 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. The new rule includes proscribed penalties for those fined, with the first offense including a written warning, second offense including a $250 fine, and third offense including a $500 fine. Penalties could also include suspension and ultimate revocation fo a City business license to habitual offenders of the new ordinance.

 

For more from Monday's City Council meeting, see the full video and roundup of our live tweets below.