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Letters to the Editor

Newton needs a spring-clean up day

Newton is out of sync. From what I can tell, we are one of the few communities in Jasper or Polk county that don’t have spring clean-up to give our homeowners the opportunity to clean up their yards, garages and houses on a large scale. Why is this? Why do Clive, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Altoona, Waukee, Grimes, Johnston, Bondurant, Mitchelville, Prairie City, Monroe, etc. think spring clean-up is important enough to have while Newton doesn’t?

I think curbside spring clean-up should be restarted in Newton. We have the D&D program to tear down dilapidated houses. I think giving all our homeowners a chance to do large scale clean up is as important for our image as tearing down dilapidated houses. Why can’t we delay tearing down a house or two and instead use that money to fund spring clean-up to help Newton look neater throughout the town?

Susanne Scott

Newton

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