Litter along county roads has reached an epidemic stage. Keeping our roads free from litter is a very time consuming and expensive operation for the county. This program has gained attention and it is becoming a major part of the Keep Our Mountains Beautiful volunteer network.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any interested group should contact the Fannin County Commissioner’s office by calling 706-632-2203. Or you may inquire in suite 100 of the Fannin County Courthouse.
The objective of the program is to create public awareness of the litter problem along the county’s roads by making the adopted section of the road an example of community involvement that improves the beauty of the area through volunteer efforts.
All organizations will conduct safety meetings with volunteers to discuss the dangers of working along the side of the roadway.
The County Road Department will provide:
- Two signs indicating the section of road under adoption with a generic sign stating “Adopt-A-Mile” and a sign with the name of the volunteer or organization.
- Safety vests for use during the cleanups, if available.
- Assistance by department personnel and project coordinator in carrying out the overall plan
Through such adoption, an organization, group, or individuals would have responsibility of controlling the litter problem within their section of county road. In addition, the organization will:
- Develop a functional plan that will influence and encourage the public to improve the appearance of their adopted road;
- Plan a general clean-up at least four times a year;
- Coordinate with the county’s personnel to carry out the plan.