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Brookside’s annual spring pick-up set for next week

T-L Photo/CARRI GRAHAM The village of Brookside will hold its annual spring pick-up May 19 and 20. Any resident who has unwanted items or garbage is encouraged to leave it on the sidewalk area in front of their homes, where it will be retrieved by Republic Services crews.

BROOKSIDE — Village residents wishing to get rid of unwanted items in their homes will have their chance to do so next week during Brookside’s annual spring pick-up.

Brookside Village Council discussed the pick-up during Monday’s meeting. Mayor Rich Kurner urges residents to clean out areas of their homes and set any unwanted items on the sidewalks in front of their houses. Republic Services will begin retrieving the items around 6 a.m. and continue throughout the day May 19 and 20. He suggests setting any items outside the night prior to ensure they are picked up in the morning.

“Just set everything out on the sidewalks and Republic will come pick it up,” he said.

The annual pick-up allows residents to clean out their attics, basements, garages or other areas of the home where there might be old and unwanted junk taking up space, Kurner said. He added that it will also help cut down on items ending up on the roadways.

The only item that will not be accepted is paint, Kurner said. Other than that, there are no restrictions regarding how many items each household can get rid of during the pick-up.

“As far as I know the only restriction they (Republic) have is on cans of paint; they will take TVs and any other items,” he said. “Some people don’t put anything out at all and some people have the whole sidewalk full. It just depends on what they are cleaning out that year.”

Kurner encourages residents to alert their neighbors and friends so everyone is aware of the coming pick-up dates.

In other news, council approved $41,000 in paving projects that are set to begin this summer. The funds will come from the permissive tax fund, Kurner said. The village has a levy in place where it receives $5 per vehicle license fee, he said. The money must still be released by Belmont County before it can be used.

There are four roadways that will be paved this summer including Bench Street, Patterson Road, West Prospect Street and U.S. 40.

Council also recently launched its new website that features events and happenings in the village, along with council meeting dates.

A Bridgeport High School student helped the village with the website as a part of his senior project.

“He worked on it the last couple of months, and it looks great,” Kurner said.

To view the website visit www.brooksideoh.com.

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