WALKER – A steady stream of cars drove through the Walker City Hall parking lot Saturday to unload items in a large garbage bin while a light turnout of volunteers helped wrap up its cleanup week.

Beginning Monday, June 12, municipal workers targeted different sections of Walker to pick up garbage and debris, the first major cleanup in the city since August’s flood, Mayor Jimmy Watson said.

Saturday culminated the work, with a morning sweep with the help of volunteers.

Tree limbs were stacked on streets and picked up by a city truck.

Watson also said the city may look into an “adoption” program where local groups adopt a section of the city and keep it clean, with signs posted to tell what group monitors that area.

More litter warning signs may be needed, he added. Littering is punishable by a $500 fine in Walker.


Kevin Fambrough is a reporter at the Livingston Parish News. He can be reached at kevinf@livingstonparishnews.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @fambroughkevin.

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