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Harrison County’s spring clean-up week is April 23-April 27

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By Josh Shepherd, News writer

Spring clean up in Harrison County is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, through Sunday, April 27 according to Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett.

In preparation of the event, Barnett said that the clean up should be reserved for large, hard to dispose of items.

“Clean-up is for getting rid of old bed springs, water heaters, appliances and the like. It’s not for ordinary household garbage,” he said.

Also, no tires in the pick up, Barnett said. There is a separate grant to take care of old tires, so they will not be included in the pick up.

For those who need to get rid of paint cans, the Harrison County Department of Solid Waste Disposal has an additive it can hand out to make paint disposal conform to environmental protection standards.

Barnett advised that people contact Herb VonGruenigen, Harrison County Solid Waste Disposal Coordinator, at 588-1780 and arrange a time to get the paint additive.

Along with the annual spring clean up week, Harrison County road crews have also begun tree and brush trimming along county roads, according to magistrate Brad Marshall, chair of the roads committee.

Marshall said there have been some incidents where overgrowth of bushes and trees are leading to vehicle accidents because of limited visibility on county roads.

Residents can help with this effort by going ahead and trimming back tree limbs and bush near their homes before the county arrives, Marshall said. But care needs to be taken to cut the brush and limbs back so there are no obstructions.

In other business, the court:

•Accepted bids for stone from Hinkle in Paris and the Hilltop Company in Cincinnati.

•Accepted bids for road oil supplies from Hudson Materials based out of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Terry Asphalt Materials in Hamilton, Ohio.

•Barnett informed magistrates that the Harrison County Historical Society requested, and was granted, an immediate termination of their lease on the historic Handy House.

•Barnett also informed magistrates that the final contract was signed and work started on the courthouse renovation.

•Magistrate Frank Henson reported that Parks and Recreation was in preparation for spring and summer league activities. Therefore, the board will meet twice: on April 14 and 28 at the River Road Park at 5 p.m.

•The department approved the purchase of a used truck and lawn tractor.

•Indoor soccer will be a reality at the city gym due to two generous donations of protective window guards and powder coating for them, Henson said.

 •The fiscal court will be meeting for another budget workshop Tuesday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m.