Floyd County & the City of Rome Join Together To Create a Joint Task Force to Address Litter & Blight
By Erin Elrod
At their June 4, 2019 Joint Services meeting, representatives from the Floyd County Commission and the Rome City Commission agreed to the formation of a citizen led Task Force to address litter and blight in Rome and Floyd County. The committee will be chaired by resident David Mathis.
The Commissions acknowledged how litter and blight are significant problems in Rome and Floyd County, more than just an eyesore. Litter and blight are costly to clean up, impact our quality of life and economic development, and negatively affect property values and community image.
The creation of this citizen led task force will help advance efforts in eliminating blight, which includes intentional and unintentional littering and illegal dumping. The task force will be charged with researching and developing programs to end littering, eliminate illegal dumping, and promote a sense of community pride among all citizens. The task force will include members who represent key stakeholder groups in our community.
Both the Floyd County Commission and the Rome City Commission will appoint three citizens to the task force. To apply for consideration on this committee, citizens can log on to romefloyd.com https://romefloyd.com/floyd-county-boards to find an application for appointment. These applications can be submitted to the County Clerk’s office or to the City Manager’s office. Applications are asked to be completed and submitted by Friday, June 28, 2019.
For more information, please contact the County Clerk’s office at 706-291-5110 or the City Manager’s office at 706-236-4400.