Pardon Our Mess: Cigarette butts along Broad Street

Sunday, May 4, 2014 4:20 PM
Last updated Monday, May 5, 2014 12:25 AM
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WHERE: The sidewalk on Broad Street between Ninth and 10th streets, near The Loft and Bar on Broad.

WHAT: Discarded cigarette butts litter the sidewalk and street outside of a cluster of bars on Broad Street.

WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: Construction manager Anthony Williams, of Augusta’s engineering division, said the proprietors of the businesses along Broad Street are responsible for keeping the sidewalk in front of their storefronts clean. “We don’t have the manpower to come down there and clean the sidewalks everyday,” he said.

ACTION PROMISED: The city cleans the sidewalks at least once a month, usually in the days after First Friday. This month’s celebration was last week, so the sidewalks should be clear of debris early this week.

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TCB22
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TCB22 05/04/14 - 05:45 pm
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Yuck!

Cleaning up the stinky butts once a month is a poor solution.

1. Start a daily initiative to them up. People throw them where they see others have done so.

2. Purchase some smoker outposts with sand in them, and strategically place them in areas where you see the most butts thrown down.

You're welcome.

corgimom
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corgimom 05/04/14 - 11:24 pm
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Drunks don't much care about

Drunks don't much care about outposts. It comes with the territory of having a bar.

The bar owner should clean it up every day.

Airman
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Airman 05/05/14 - 06:20 am
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Not Right for City Taxpayers

Not Right for City Taxpayers to foot the bill for the butt cleanup. Put it in an ordinance that the business owners must police their store front area daily, and if not done impose a fine, its been done in other areas and work well. Our city has an ordinance you cannot some inside the establishment or within 25 feet of an entry. A business that caters to butt users can designate a place and provide receptacles for the butts. Keep America beautiful

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 05/05/14 - 06:22 am
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Paradise

It is nice to know that Augusta's problems have all been solved except for cigarette litter. We're living in a utopia.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 05/05/14 - 07:05 am
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TCB22

Thanks. Someone with a solution and not just a grip is unusual.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/05/14 - 07:29 am
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Big huge dirt planter

Put a few outside to catch the butts....folks are going to smoke.....even hire a kid to clean up in the evening hours.

raul
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raul 05/05/14 - 08:22 am
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Since CADI's demise, I would

Since CADI's demise, I would have thought an enterprising young kid would pick up the slack by contracting for clean up with store owners who don't want to clean up store fronts themselves.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 05/05/14 - 08:33 pm
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Good idea Raul

Some enterprising person should contract to clean up in front of businesses. It wouldn't be worth their while for 2 or 3. but 10 or 12?

Good point too Airman. It is the patrons of the business littering, let the business pay for it.

...point to ponder
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...point to ponder 05/09/14 - 05:31 am
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..city personnel cleaning downtown is rare...

…you can't count prison work details.

Tax dollars generated in the central business district should be more than adequate to keep our downtown safe and clean.

Regrettably, we have not had a Mayor or a Commission that gave a hoot about the downtown area for years. *CADI program worked…should be continued today from existing revenues.

Just saying….

Heck, they had to take a tour to see the bad conditions on the Riverwalk!

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