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Dismayed at state of Fifth Avenue: Why isn’t store trash picked up in morning?

To the editor:

As a 50 year resident of both Pelham and Pelham Manor, I have to say I am dismayed at the state of Fifth Avenue. One of my current jobs is to pick up my grandson from his nursery school that is located on Fifth, and this has given me the opportunity to walk along the avenue much more than the recent past. One of the first things that struck me was the number of garbage pails on the sidewalk. These are not only there early in the morning, which would be understandable, but they are there at lunchtime.and beyond. I wondered to myself, is there an ordinance that they must be removed by a certain hour that isn’t being followed? Well, to my surprise, they are there at this hour because the sanitation truck is scheduled to make its rounds up Fifth between 12 noon and 1 p.m. This leads me to a couple of questions and comments. Why isn’t the sanitation pickup scheduled for first thing in the morning? Why isn’t there an ordinance to have the garbage pails removed by a certain time? By doing this, it would eliminate traffic at lunchtime that I’m sure would make some of the business owners happy, and it would also help keep the village looking more presentable.

Tony Mamone

1057 Grant Ave.

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