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Tackling volunteer liability, planning City Clean-Up Day


by Simone Wichers-Voss 

Just recently, several volunteers helped out the city on tackling potholes around the town center.

To prevent liability to the city with such projects, in future, volunteers helping the city on different projects, like a pothole day or a community clean up day, will be required to sign a liability waiver form. This was decided at the Meridian City Council meeting Monday.

With the success of the first pothole day, Meridian Grassroots wants to keep momentum going and hopes to have a monthly project to work on. The council decided the last week of the month would be designated for projects like pothole filling, gutter cleaning, weed eating and spraying. The city will provide brooms or shovels, paint and such equipment as needed. The first day will be the City Clean Up Day planned for Saturday, April 28. “The city welcomes, appreciates and supports any help from any civic group, as long as it is coordinated with Public Works Director Mike Walker,” Mayor Johnnie Hauerland said.


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