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County adopts clean up period

By Stephanie Nelson

The Brewton Standard

Spring has sprung, so that means the official clean up period for Escambia County is soon to arrive.

Monday, commissioners designated April 16-23 as “Don’t Drop it on Alabama” week in Escambia County. The annual clean up period offers free trash bags and, in some cases, picked up bagged trash.

Commission Chairman Raymond Wiggins said the “beneficial week” does a lot to help the appearance of the county.

“These trash bags will be distributed throughout the county, and anyone wishing to get some should contact their district commissioners,” Wiggins said.

In other business, the commission:

• signed a resolution in support of legislation to prohibit municipalities and municipal industrial development authorities from abating essential county taxes when no corresponding municipal taxes are abated;

• approved a funding agreement with the state department of environmental management to pay the county up to $125,000 to dispose of scrap tires and illegal dump sites;

• approved a voting precinct review for necessary electronic voting machines;

• levied the 2016 ABC licenses with no changes; and,

• ratified nearly $1.5 million in oil and gas trust fund investments.