PHOTO: Councilman Ulrich announced on Tuesday that his office has secured funding for additional sanitation service in Coleman Square. Courtesy of NYC.gov
By Michael V. Cusenza
Joined in Coleman Square by members of the Howard Beach-Lindenwood Civic Association, City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) on Tuesday afternoon announced that he has been able to secure funding for two additional days of trash pickup throughout the 32nd Council District.
Ulrich said he has appropriated a total of $60,669 for the bonus sanitary service. The Department of Sanitation provides for pickup from trash receptacles in District 32 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The new funding will cover the costs of pickups on Tuesdays and Fridays as well.
“Trash and litter on our streets have been a serious quality of life issue in Coleman Square and throughout my district. By increasing the frequency of trash pickups we can reduce litter throughout our community,” Ulrich noted. “This is just one of the many clean-up initiatives that we have undertaken to keep our neighborhoods clean and preserve our quality of life.”
Joann Ariola, president of the civic, added, “We appreciate the effort and solution that Council Member Eric Ulrich has put forth regarding the unsanitary conditions at Coleman Square. The additional two days of waste removal and the upgraded waste baskets is something that the Civic had identified as a need. The Council Member took quick action and appropriated the funding necessary to make sure that Coleman Square, a gateway to Howard Beach, is clean when welcoming travelers and commuters to our community.”