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IBA will add cans downtown for trash

Downtown Ironton will soon begin to have a cleaner look for its area storefronts after an Ironton Business Association decision was made to install several trash receptacles in the business district.

Thursday, September 14, 2000

Downtown Ironton will soon begin to have a cleaner look for its area storefronts after an Ironton Business Association decision was made to install several trash receptacles in the business district.

The IBA held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Tuesday night to continue efforts to preserve businesses within the city.

The association moved to pursue the installation of trash receptacles after board member Mark Compston presented a report of several months of research he had conducted.

"The cans we think will be the best for the downtown area actually bolt down to the street/sidewalk area," Compston told other IBA members at the meeting. "I think the best option is something that looks good now and will continue to look good for years to come."

He proposed the IBA consider buying a receptacle that will withstand any possible vandalism or automobile accidents that could impose damage to them and would be very inexpensive and easy to repair.

"These receptacles are made of flat metal strips with a rubber trash can inside them," he said. "Anyone who knows anything about sheet-metal can fix these receptacles without any problems because of the way they are made. They are also going to be easy to repaint should any vandalism take place with them."

Mayor Bob Cleary said he thought the IBA would be making the right decision if the group chose to purchase the cans Compston recommended.

"The cans they are buying are an excellent decision," Cleary said. "Not only will they be attractive for the downtown businesses, they will also help keep the streets cleaner."

He said the same trash receptacle was commonly used in the Columbus area and appeared to be very durable.

"These same receptacles can be found around several of the malls in Columbus," he said. "I think any possible vandalism will be minimal because these cans are made tough."

Compston

In other business:

– Co-president J.D. Carey updated the Ironton-Lawrence County marketing effort and said the Greater Lawrence County Area Chamber of Commerce has decided to make a Tri-State map showing available land for potential businesses. He also reported a brochure is being planned to market Ironton.

– Co-president Lou Pyles said the IBA’s Safe Trick-or-Treat will be scheduled for Oct. 30, at the City Center. The board decided 5:30-6:30 p.m. would be an appropriate time for the occasion.

– Mrs. Pyles also reported to the board the recent membership of the Liebert Corp. and the Play-By-Play Sportsbar.