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Suburb citizen

Kennett, MO

#1 Mar 18, 2008
Did anyone else see the news this morning? KFVS had a story on there about a city wide clean-up in Kennett. Apparently, their Mayor is tired of the trash! He was actually walking the streets himself and writing citations (spelling?). The story said over 200 violations were handed out on day one. I say BRAVO to you Mr. Mayor! When you get done with your town I say PLEASE come over to Portageville and clean house!

I mean, really, it's not that hard to keep our yards clean and our homes looking nice or at least decent. I say, if there's a code violation then by all means enforce it. I've noticed some pretty trashy places lately.
lady captain

Penrose, CO

#2 Mar 18, 2008
they will have to wait till the wind dies down. my yard is full of flying trash from other places. i pick it up, the wind blows, i pick it up again. . . .
Suburb citizen

Kennett, MO

#3 Mar 18, 2008
lady captain wrote:
they will have to wait till the wind dies down. my yard is full of flying trash from other places. i pick it up, the wind blows, i pick it up again....
Exactly my point! I also have a yard full of others peoples crap due to the wind. It's not fair for us to have to be trash man for others.
Fred Sanford

Allenton, MO

#4 Mar 18, 2008
I have been saying this same thing. There should not be any junk laying around in people's yards etc. I mean why are there old appliances, cars, furniture etc sitting out? Also, for God's sake slap a coat of paint on your place. Certainly there are some who may not be able to afford a complete make over but, since when has "poor" been equated with being a slob? This town needs a serious cleaning and sprucing up. Get some flower seeds and put them in the ground. Have a contest for the most improved property, nicest garden etc. Call it "Portageville Pride", it is time this town has some and shows it.
little mouse

United States

#5 Mar 18, 2008
anyone when spring cleanup is this year
little mouse

United States

#6 Mar 18, 2008
anyone know when spring cleanup is
sorry about above(brain burp)
Guest

Dexter, MO

#7 Mar 18, 2008
I think the way some see it is, their home is their domain, and if they don't tell anyone how to live their lives they expect the same. Maybe they don't like the fence I put up, or the flowers I planted, or the cars parked all up the drive blocking the view, or the noise coming from my house,-it isn't always ugly things that trash a place! I can see keeping the place as clean as you can but to expect miracles when clearly many cannot afford to do major overhauls is a bit much- AND I know I am in the minority with this statement- who cares!? It is alot about showing off, or being something you aren't just to impress which is what alot of this is about- people thinking they are too good to associate with someone who is a tad beneath them in status, lifestyle, or in the income bracket. I get so sick of always seeing everything done that is based upon the person's income, looks, size of the home, what they drive- all material things that most people owe for anyway- again just used to impress. NOT in every instance but in many! If people would stop making other's lives, homes, and affairs theirs, it would improve the town much! Don't worry, be happy as the old saying goes- do what you know to do and leave the other for itself. That's MO on it- again, not everyone fits the mold but again, many do and I think we all know if we do or not! And when we do fit that mold, we are as transparent as glass- people see right through us- fake, put-on- all for show!
Suburb citizen

Kennett, MO

#8 Mar 18, 2008
Guest, I agree with your idea of ones home is their domain. However, when you live within the city limits there are ordinances to follow. I wasn't referring to people doing major overhauls. I know times are tough and not everyone can afford to do so. BUT everyone can afford a trash can.
Guest

Dexter, MO

#9 Mar 18, 2008
Suburb citizen wrote:
Guest, I agree with your idea of ones home is their domain. However, when you live within the city limits there are ordinances to follow. I wasn't referring to people doing major overhauls. I know times are tough and not everyone can afford to do so. BUT everyone can afford a trash can.
True- I respect your post - and I can also see that in some cases there is a need for cleaning up- that is why I put that I didn't include all people in what I said. Not all people are able to do as much as others and if they can't they shouldn't be degraded- I do feel that there are poor people who cannot do alot to make their home look better. But I do agree that a person can do what he can if he can. Does that make sense?! I don't think people need to trash their property when receptacles are available- I guess my post was more to improvement of the property and I forgot that trash strewn about was also a factor. Sorry.
Suburb citizen

Kennett, MO

#10 Mar 18, 2008
It's o-k. There are also alot of home here that need the improvement factor too. But that is another topic. I'm talking about basic trash and clutter (people who set out their old freezers and such). One of the guys on the news this morning had a yard full of tiolets, YUK!
Somebody Please

Saint Louis, MO

#11 Mar 20, 2008
I think the land lords of alot of these places should answer for alot of this.Just look around west seventh street and around where Dots.Gro. used to be.And hell as far as city ordinances go who can keep up with them.Our city council come up with something all the time.Ever time we change aldermen someone comes up with something new to complain about.And god only knows how many aldermen this town goes through.
Bulldog77

Redwood City, CA

#12 Mar 20, 2008
I don't know what city ordinances are currently in place, but the litter around Pville is a disgrace.
The police report in the paper is full of minor offenses every week. I think a fine and community service (cleaning the streets) would be a good start.
Poor not dirty

Fenton, MO

#13 Mar 21, 2008
How lazy does a person have to be to just throw trash in their yard or on the ground. How do you come home every single day and look at mountains of trash and junk in your yard and also expect your neighbors too. Not everyone is rich, not everyone is smart, but noone should be dirty and filthy because of either. Have some pride. Teach your children to pick up after themselves by practicing what you preach. It's a straight up disgrace entering our town from any direction. Not to mention that these eyesores bring the value of everyone elses property down. You can drive down just about any street in town and have at least 2 or 3 junky houses on any street, no matter the neighborhood.
Have a compitant, unbiased individual start at one end of town and work there way up street by street issuing sitations for nocompliance of city ordinances. Next, have any juvinele offenders, drug users/sellers serve there city by cleaning the yards of these people who cannot or will not comply. Maybe if the younger generation knew they would have to work off their crimes there might not be as many. Makes the home owner/renter pay for their laziness and teaches our troubled youth about giving back to the community and a since of accomplishment when the job is done. I can't see a down side. It's a win win for both the town having free labor and the money from the sitation.
I have 2 children and have been taking them to school for 16 years here in P'ville. There has been a van at the house on the corner behind the school in a yard that hasn't been moved in that amount of time. Get real people!!!!! Tow it and send them a bill. Our council needs to grow some balls and start backing up all the shit they talk. How long have we heard Hickory Village would be torn down. It looks like SHIT!!! Now the windows are even busted out. Why couldn't have some of the proceeds from the haunted house been spent cleaning that shit up? Even better, why don't they have a training day for the fire department and let that baby burn. I guarantee that if announced you would have tons of volunteers show up to help clean this town from one end to the other. No payment required other than pride in our town.
You are right

United States

#14 Mar 21, 2008
You are so right "Poor not Dirty". Very well put and right on the mark. Portageville doesn't have their priorities straight. Clean this town up!
flowerchild75

Columbia, MO

#15 Mar 21, 2008
I think that is a GREAT idea about burning old buildings for the fire dept to practice on (i don't mean that they need practice), but that, in my opinion, is a great idea. Also, it doesn't take any money at all just to pick up your trash and/or not throw it out ur window!!(no im not yelling lol) I just don't like litterbugs. Okay, Lil Ronnie.....whatcha think about this idea about burning the old motel for practice??
Fred Sanford

United States

#16 Mar 21, 2008
Poor not dirty wrote:
How lazy does a person have to be to just throw trash in their yard or on the ground. How do you come home every single day and look at mountains of trash and junk in your yard and also expect your neighbors too. Not everyone is rich, not everyone is smart, but noone should be dirty and filthy because of either. Have some pride. Teach your children to pick up after themselves by practicing what you preach. It's a straight up disgrace entering our town from any direction. Not to mention that these eyesores bring the value of everyone elses property down. You can drive down just about any street in town and have at least 2 or 3 junky houses on any street, no matter the neighborhood.
Have a compitant, unbiased individual start at one end of town and work there way up street by street issuing sitations for nocompliance of city ordinances. Next, have any juvinele offenders, drug users/sellers serve there city by cleaning the yards of these people who cannot or will not comply. Maybe if the younger generation knew they would have to work off their crimes there might not be as many. Makes the home owner/renter pay for their laziness and teaches our troubled youth about giving back to the community and a since of accomplishment when the job is done. I can't see a down side. It's a win win for both the town having free labor and the money from the sitation.
I have 2 children and have been taking them to school for 16 years here in P'ville. There has been a van at the house on the corner behind the school in a yard that hasn't been moved in that amount of time. Get real people!!!!! Tow it and send them a bill. Our council needs to grow some balls and start backing up all the shit they talk. How long have we heard Hickory Village would be torn down. It looks like SHIT!!! Now the windows are even busted out. Why couldn't have some of the proceeds from the haunted house been spent cleaning that shit up? Even better, why don't they have a training day for the fire department and let that baby burn. I guarantee that if announced you would have tons of volunteers show up to help clean this town from one end to the other. No payment required other than pride in our town.
I was wondering do the employees of the town, the Mayor, the Council people etc. read what is posted here? I say "employees" because these people do work for the town residents. There really needs to be a concerted & comprehensive effort to get this town cleaned up. I have seen broken refrigerators & freezers sitting out where any kid can get trapped inside. Alot of places you are required to take the doors off so that a child can't get stuck inside and suffocate. Maybe something unfortunate has to happen before people get off their rears and do something. Failing that, Portageville should start taking in other town's junk to be dumped here. We could be called the "Junkyard" of Missouri. If nothing is done to address this issue that certainly is the direction we are headed.
Somebody Please

United States

#17 Mar 21, 2008
Hey Fred Sandford it sounds to me like a bunch of you people only know one thing.And thats running down our town.If you dont like what you see here pack up all of your priseless merchandise and get out.I am about to send aunt Ester over to beat the hell out of you.You fish eyed fool.
Suburb citizen

Kennett, MO

#18 Mar 21, 2008
Somebody Please wrote:
Hey Fred Sandford it sounds to me like a bunch of you people only know one thing.And thats running down our town.If you dont like what you see here pack up all of your priseless merchandise and get out.I am about to send aunt Ester over to beat the hell out of you.You fish eyed fool.
Funny! I always liked Ester! I don't think "Fred" is running down our town. I think he is just pointing out some truths. There really is NO entrance into our town that doesn't look like crap. I would love to see an organized, city wide clean-up. If it takes handing out a few fines then so-be it. Clean up or pay up, it's actually quite simple. For the older or disabled citizens who are unable to do their part - a group of volunteers could help out. This really needs to be enforced.
DISGUSTED

United States

#19 Mar 23, 2008
Fred Sanford wrote:
<quoted text> I was wondering do the employees of the town, the Mayor, the Council people etc. read what is posted here? I say "employees" because these people do work for the town residents. There really needs to be a concerted & comprehensive effort to get this town cleaned up. I have seen broken refrigerators & freezers sitting out where any kid can get trapped inside. Alot of places you are required to take the doors off so that a child can't get stuck inside and suffocate. Maybe something unfortunate has to happen before people get off their rears and do something. Failing that, Portageville should start taking in other town's junk to be dumped here. We could be called the "Junkyard" of Missouri. If nothing is done to address this issue that certainly is the direction we are headed.
i agree anyone can pick up junk out of the yard. i agree around the school area is a total disgrace. someof the old delapidated houses have look the same only more run down now for years. alot of visitors go this area during school functions. this speaks of the town on a whole, it is really looking alot like some smaller towns aound us. i remember the time when our streets were very nice to look at. there is hardly a street in town now that isn"t affected by the lazy i do not care look in the yards. i agree you donot have to do a total make over but my goodness at lreast pick up junk out of the yard. i know personally one home that was appraised and the price was lowered dramatically due to some junky yards close by even though this yard is always very nicely kept but these people shouldnot be expected to keep everyone else clean. most of the time most of these people do not even hold down a job and still cannot keep a secent look about the place. you do not have to overhaul or even paint just clean up. makes you almost afraid to think what the inside looks like if thy aren"t ahamed of the outside.i say the alderman should take some serious thoughts to their title and do some action to the sights of our town who knows an industry might even take a look around and think the people here would not be to lazy to work. the sights of our town just let you know the council is not doing their job. so lets get rid of them and get some who are willing and not afraid to do the job.once action is put forth everyone will get the hint this won"t be tolerated and get to cleaning .
more help

Saint Louis, MO

#20 Mar 23, 2008
Poor not dirty wrote:
How lazy does a person have to be to just throw trash in their yard or on the ground. How do you come home every single day and look at mountains of trash and junk in your yard and also expect your neighbors too. Not everyone is rich, not everyone is smart, but noone should be dirty and filthy because of either. Have some pride. Teach your children to pick up after themselves by practicing what you preach. It's a straight up disgrace entering our town from any direction. Not to mention that these eyesores bring the value of everyone elses property down. You can drive down just about any street in town and have at least 2 or 3 junky houses on any street, no matter the neighborhood.
Have a compitant, unbiased individual start at one end of town and work there way up street by street issuing sitations for nocompliance of city ordinances. Next, have any juvinele offenders, drug users/sellers serve there city by cleaning the yards of these people who cannot or will not comply. Maybe if the younger generation knew they would have to work off their crimes there might not be as many. Makes the home owner/renter pay for their laziness and teaches our troubled youth about giving back to the community and a since of accomplishment when the job is done. I can't see a down side. It's a win win for both the town having free labor and the money from the sitation.
I have 2 children and have been taking them to school for 16 years here in P'ville. There has been a van at the house on the corner behind the school in a yard that hasn't been moved in that amount of time. Get real people!!!!! Tow it and send them a bill. Our council needs to grow some balls and start backing up all the shit they talk. How long have we heard Hickory Village would be torn down. It looks like SHIT!!! Now the windows are even busted out. Why couldn't have some of the proceeds from the haunted house been spent cleaning that shit up? Even better, why don't they have a training day for the fire department and let that baby burn. I guarantee that if announced you would have tons of volunteers show up to help clean this town from one end to the other. No payment
red other than pride in our town.


not a bad idea, but make all the lazy welfare bums help clean up too. alot of it is there mess anyway

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