By Charlotte Underwood 

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Commissioners heard from County Litter Control Officer Glennis Monday at the commission workshop on Monday regarding a Litter grant that will be used to purchase a boat trailer, as well as a 30-yard dumpster container that will be used for litter cleanups. Some of the grant funds would also be used to purchase more cameras that Monday uses to catch those breaking the county litter laws, especially dumping at local cemeteries.

TOP PHOTO: County Commissioners heard from County Litter Control Officer Glennis Monday at the workshop. Monday discussed a litter grant that needs commission approval.

According to Monday, the grant is already in place, he just needs the commissioners to approve its acceptance. This will be on next Monday’s agenda.

“It won’t cost the county a thing, it just needs your approval,” Monday said.

Monday addressed the commission informing them of his progress over the years in cleaning up Campbell County.

“When I first started as the litter patrol officer 30 years ago, I used to get 100 bags of garbage a mile; now, I average two bags a mile,” Monday reported. He spoke about the mountain cleanups and the lake cleanups that he does as well, with the help of area volunteers and how important these cleanups are for Campbell County. According to Monday he has had as many as 388 volunteers and as little as two come out to help.

“This county has a lot of tourism dollars that come through it and keeping he county clean is important. The litter program is funded through litter grants.

Monday began doing lake cleanups 15 years ago and said the area marinas have been instrumental in partnering with him and helping provide boats to help with the cleanups. He now has a pontoon boat of his own to help with the cleanups on the lake, but needs a trailer for it, which is where part of the grant funds will be spent.

According to Monday, the grant is already in place, but he needs the commission’s approval for its acceptance and for the funds to be spent.

Monday said Ron Lambert got the grant for the litter program upgrades in the amount of $12,000. The pontoon boat trailer will run about $2,000, while the 30-yard container will run around $5,800. Other funds will be spent on additional cameras and signage for the litter program in the county.

Upcoming litter cleanups include the Jellico Cleanup scheduled for April 13, as well as a Norris Lake Cleanup on March 23 launching from Flat Hollow Marina. There is also a WMA Cleanup with Royal Blue scheduled for April 27. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/12/2024-6AM)