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January 28, 2021 - Keep RC Beautiful Meeting Minutes (Woodrow Jones Community Room)

Updated: Sep 16, 2021

Members physically present: The Moyers, J. Bailey, D. Cason, C. Poole, J. Kerr, C. Guffey

Virtually present: J. Mason, B. Teague, Alma

Marketing Report: Jenna

  • “Wrap up Rutherford” review.

  • Next marketing meeting will be held Tuesday, February 23rd @11:00 am (virtual).

  • Litter Committee Report: Jenna.

  • Discussion on last fall’s litter clean-up, and how it well worked with covid protocols in place.

  • A new page has been added to the KRCB website for pick up reporting.

  • Introduction of Jess Kerr as new litter committee chair.

  • Jess discussed how a spring litter clean-up might work.

  • Discussion on the idea of an Eco Art installation(s) in spring. Rutherfordton already participating.

  • April will be known as “Keep Rutherford County Beautiful” awareness month.

  • Jenna would like to do Recycle Bot challenge again.

  • Recommendation to offer a scholarship initiative to students who are pursuing an “environmentally green” degree.

  • Jenna recommended a committee be formed to establish scholarship criteria.

Administrative Committee Report: Don

  • Decided to continue to promote Adopt- and Sponsor-A-Highway programs.

  • There will be a hold on attempting to change/update any town ordinances due to the business of the Health Dept. with covid pandemic.

  • The budget this FY with a TDA contribution of 25,000 and contributions totaling 3,000 from Spindale and Rutherfordton will total 28,000.

  • Community Foundation of Henderson County will be handling all donations.

  • A total of $450 has come in the form of donations.

Additional Comments

  • Trash bowl is on hold for now (Jenna Bailey).

  • Recommendation the committee puts a positive spin on litter clean-ups (Clark Poole).

  • Old 221 by RS Central is bad (the Moyers).

  • The last two weeks in April will be the NCDOT sweep, the NCDOT will be doing more litter pick-ups this year due to an increase in funding (Chris Guffey).

  • A follow-up email will be sent by Jenna for volunteer sign-ups (Jenna Bailey).

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