By Ray King
A member of the Pine Bluff City Council wants to know how much money the city pays to the Clean and Beautiful Commission and what the city is getting in return.
During a meeting of the council’s Public Works Committee Wednesday, Joni Alexander said Clean and Beautiful currently owes the city money that is 90 days overdue.
Parks and Recreation Director Samuel Glover said Parks and Rec work with Clean and Beautiful and explained what they are supposed to do.
Glover said Parks Department employees have been taking care of some spots on the Martha Mitchell Expressway in front of the park and estimated that Clean and Beautiful has between 40 and 60 locations they are supposed to take care of.
Council member Glen Brown Jr. asked how many of those spots Glover’s employees maintain.
Glover said some spots, like Harding Avenue between Main and Olive Street and 8th Avenue between the Post Office and Convention Center Drive, get cleaned monthly while “they get to it as they get to it” for others.
Brown questioned if there is a more effective use of the funds allocated to the Clean and Beautiful Commission.