E.B. fights trash, noise

Published 11:05 pm Wednesday, March 17, 2010

By By Lisa Tindell
news editor

East Brewton residents deserve a cleaner, quieter city and East Brewton police officers are planning to help make that happen, with the blessing of the city’s mayor and councilmen.
East Brewton Councilman Ned Siebert said litter was becoming a growing problem along city streets and ordinances in place need to be enforced.
East Brewton Mayor Terry Clark said there were issues that were ongoing and a request to the community to clean up the litter had largely gone unanswered.
Clark said high traffic areas are getting worse with additional patrols and the levying of fines possibly the only way to make a difference.
East Brewton Police Chief Kenny Brazile said the problem is one that has been going on for some time.
Issuing citations may curtail some of the litter problems, Clark said.
Clark also brought up issues concerning noise problems throughout the city.
Siebert said another noise problem is 18-wheelers who use Jake Breaks in the middle of the night.
Brazile said there is a fee schedule in place for those who are cited for violations of litter and noise ordinances.
Fines for littering inside the city limits of East Brewton are $250 for the first offense and $500 for additional offenses. Violation of the city’s noise ordinance carries a fine of $100 for each instance.