What’s wrong with the sanitation department?
Since the City of Conway improved the streets on the south end of Front Street, I took on the task of cleaning up the overgrown area behind my shop. After three mayor-required brown bags, I decided to wait upon the pickup of those before I proceeded further.
One month later, I am informed by our sanitation department that it is “against their rules” to pick up anything but trash in the downtown area. After being referred to and calling the street department and the parks department and receiving a stunned response from each, I called the sanitation department again only to receive the same response from the boss on duty.
Of course, I could not get through to the mayor’s office after an hour of trying.
I am so glad that I did not get as aggressive toward my clean-up as I had originally planned.
— Pam Bertha,
Pam’s Barbershop, Conway