Comments to Waterville City Council 11/8/2017

Comments read by Waterville resident Todd Martin at the November 8th 2017 Waterville City Council: Good evening. Todd Martin, Ward Six. This Saturday we will celebrate Veterans Day. We will honor the men and women who fought for this country, who served with honor, and made the ultimate sacrifice. I live just around the corner from Veteran’s Memorial Park here in town, a place I spend a fair amount of time in during the warmer…

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At the polls in Waterville on Election Day!

We had an amazing day at the polls in Waterville on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7th! We spoke with hundreds of Waterville voters about our effort to ban plastic shopping bags in Waterville. Over 300 people signed our petition which read “I support banning plastic bags in Waterville! Dozens of people where very excited about our efforts and glad to hear we were taking it on. We spoke with about 800 people throughout the day. About 75%…

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Media Coverage – Waterville group to propose ban on single-use plastic bags

Waterville group to propose ban on single-use plastic bags The Sustain Mid-Maine Coalition has been working on the issue since the summer and wants to propose an ordinance banning plastic bags at certain stores in the city. BY COLIN ELLISSTAFF WRITER WATERVILLE — After a few months of deliberation, a group looking to recommend regulations on single-use plastic bags is prepared to move forward with a proposed ban on the bags for a number of the…

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Media Coverage from Halloween Cleanup

http://www.wabi.tv/content/news/Waterville-Volunteers-Help-Clean-Up-Litter-Along-North-Street-454337603.html Waterville Volunteers Clean Up Litter Along North Street  By Brandon Doyen |  Posted: Tue 5:32 PM, Oct 31, 2017  |  Updated: Tue 9:56 PM, Oct 31, 2017 WATERVILLE, Maine (WABI) Volunteers in Waterville helped clean up parks, playgrounds, trails and sidewalks along North Street on Tuesday. The Sustain Mid-Maine Coalition and the Natural Resources Council of Maine teamed up to host the community litter clean up day. It’s part of a local push for a city ordinance to reduce…

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Halloween Cleanup on North Street

On October 31, 2017, a group of volunteers cleaned up the parks, playgrounds, trails, and riverbanks on North Street near the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville. In just two hours we collected seven full bags of trash and litter, including over 40 plastic shopping and grocery bags! We also found a lot of recyclable bottles, foam packaging, and food wrappers. We were amazed at the number of plastic bags we found in a short period…

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