Monday, July 30, 2012
By CHARLES BOOTHE - Staff Writer
Complaints about telephone books that are distributed by placing them on the ground around mailboxes has drawn the attention of the Franklin County Board of Supervisors.
Bob Camicia, Gills Creek District supervisor, asked the county administrator to look into any remedies for the distribution of the books at a recent board meeting.
"I personally get about four or five telephone books every year," he said. "They are non-biodegradable and thrown onto the ground. This stuff winds up being trash."
Camicia said he has received complaints about the books and wondered about the legality of putting them on the ground.
"I'd like to see if there is a legal way to stop this," he said.
Blue Ridge District Supervisor Bobby Thompson said he has also received complaints.
"What qualifies as littering?" he asked.
The books left on the ground can also pose a security risk, board Chairman David Cundiff said, indicating that it can be a sign a homeowner may be gone.
"I've had several calls, too," related to the books, he said.
County Administrator Rick Huff told the board that county staff would research the matter.
"We'll look into it and report back to you," he said.