In the coming weeks, thousands of college students and their families will be arriving in Pocatello. A well-groomed, clean community is a great way to welcome the Idaho state university students and faculty back to the area. The city of Pocatello is encouraging residents to take appropriate steps to ensure that the city is looking its best.
Dianne Brush, Community Services Specialist at the City of Pocatello explained the goal of this push. “We’re hoping that everybody will get excited and go out and pull all their weeds and mow their lawns basically. Let’s welcome back all the ISU students and faculty and all the parents that come to town with ISU students. Let’s welcome them back and make our city look like something that was proud of.”
The city of Pocatello is encouraging property owners and renters are being asked to keep lawns watered and mowed, remove weeds that may be growing on sidewalks or walkways and remember to pull weeds and dispose of trash that may have blown into yards and accumulated along fence lines.
Brush noted that, “Property maintenance means watering and mowing your yard, controlling the weeds, trimming trees up so that they’re not obstructing sidewalks. That’s the responsibility of property owners, not the city.”
Finally, doing your part to beautify the city isn’t a big job, in fact; it could just take a couple of minutes.
Brush added that, “Maybe just take five minutes and pull a few weeds around, it would just make our city much more welcoming.”