A stretch of road in Yigo along Ramirez street has been an illegal dumping ground for some time. Finally, after residents voiced their concern, something has been done.
PNC received information a month ago about tall grass, roadside trash, and broken glass in and around a bus top on Ramirez street in Yigo.
The issue caught the attention of Senator Joe San Augustin who decided to take action and coordinated a major clean-up along the road with the help of several different groups of volunteers.
“You’ll find that resource-wise, we’ve got over 60 volunteers from the Andersen security squad, active duty. All four mayoral candidates, both Democrat and Republican. This is not a political thing. This is a call by the residents who live out here. They need help, so let’s go out there and help them,” San Agustin said.
The crew started working around 8 a.m. and continued until the entire area was completely clean of trash and debris.
Volunteers picked up trash, cut bush, and were able to dispose of tires along with an abandoned vehicle. The Yigo mayor’s office also took part with the vice mayor included.
However, Rudy Matanane, the Yigo mayor, was not in attendance despite being invited to the clean-up.
When PNC drove by the mayor’s house during the event, he was in his front yard doing yard work.
When asked about maintaining the road Sen. San Agustin said he knows it will be a challenge but he has faith that the road will remain clean and maintained.
“Being the chair of appropriation, the budget is coming up. We provide funding to the mayors. If the money is not going to where it needs to go, then we must identify where it needs to go, so that if DPW needs to get involved, then they will get the funding. There’ll be no more excuses now,” San Agustin said.
The senator went on to say he hopes this is the start and he’s calling on his colleagues to respond and get involved.