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Franklin Housing Commission sponsors neighborhood clean-up

Commission partners with City staff, Williamson Recycles, and volunteers to assist residents in the Natchez Street area
Earlier this month, the Franklin Housing Commission sponsored a neighborhood cleanup in the Natchez Street area.  The Commission partnered with the City of Franklin and Williamson Recycles to conduct the clean-up.  This is the second neighborhood clean-up sponsored by the Franklin Housing Commission. 
Volunteers and Housing Commission members assisted the residents with the clean-up.  The City’s Sanitation and Environmental Services Department helped to collect and properly dispose of the waste.  In total the clean-up efforts netted 12.46 tons of waste, including: 1,160 pounds of tires; 40 gallons of paint; 8,120 pounds of ground trash; and 12,200 pounds of brush.  The Franklin Fire Department was also on hand and installed 21 smoke alarms and changed batteries in seven homes. 
The Franklin Housing Commission was formed in 2008.  Its mission is to encourage the production and maintenance of affordable housing, raise community awareness of potential business opportunities involving partnerships with neighborhood residents and community development organizations, and advise the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on affordable, workforce, and moderately-priced housing issues and opportunities. More neighborhood clean-ups in other areas of the City are planned for the upcoming year. 
For more information on neighborhood clean-ups or the Franklin Housing Commission, call 615-550-6608.

Posted on: 11/24/2013


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