• 61°

Editorial: Help make the city shine again

It may not feel like it some days, but spring is here and signs of winter are fading.

As the snow melts, what’s left behind is often not very pleasant. Boulevards, streets and yards are left with dirt and sand, and oftentimes there’s trash, too, that needs to be picked up.

Take advantage of the sunny and dry moments to begin raking yards, picking up any loose branches and getting rid of the aftermath of winter.

The street sweepers already started cleaning some of the main streets a few weeks ago and will likely be out even more in the upcoming weeks.

If you’re walking anywhere else in town and you see some trash on the ground, do everyone a favor and pick it up there, too.

The city typically sponsors its Hometown Pride Cleanup Day at the end of April or early May to give residents a time to get rid of items and yard waste at a free or reduced rate. We encourage residents to take advantage of this time.

Many hands make light work and can help spruce up the community.

About Editorial Board

The Editorial Board of the Albert Lea Tribune comprises Scott Schmeltzer, Tim Engstrom and Sarah Stultz.

email author More by Editorial