Lincoln pondering first Cleanup Day

Posted March 29, 2011, at 7:55 p.m.
Last modified March 30, 2011, at 8:52 a.m.
Lincoln Events Coordinator Amanda Beaulieu.
Lincoln Events Coordinator Amanda Beaulieu.

LINCOLN, Maine — Town leaders will hold the first Lincoln Cleanup Day if enough volunteers want to help and enough residents have yards that need cleaning, officials said Tuesday.

The day is planned for May 7, just before the Public Works Department workers do their annual spring cleanup, town events coordinator Amanda R. Beaulieu said, but it might not happen unless volunteers come forward.

Senior citizens or others who face physical challenges in cleaning up their yards would be eligible for help, Code Enforcement Supervisor Ruth Birtz said.

“We’re not even sure there is a need for this,” Birtz said. “If there is, we will come up with a plan to deal with it. The idea is that the town of Lincoln takes care of its own.”

Leaves, fallen tree branches, trash and other debris will be cleaned up, Beaulieu said. Gutters, home interiors and basements will be avoided.

Anyone interested in volunteering or having yards cleaned can call Beaulieu at 794-3372.

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