Public Works will be hosting a city-wide “Community Beautification Day” on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Volunteers are asked to report to Public Works to receive assignments, trash bags and grabbers. Breakfast will be provided.

“Getting littler picked up is critical to the vibrancy of our city,” said Director of Public Works Butch Taylor. “We ask residents to not litter. With the help of citizens, we can go a long way in keeping Tullahoma clean and beautiful. It is simple to keep the garbage with you and throw it away or recycle it at home or a gas station.”

Concerned citizens can take action by reporting litter being thrown from vehicles on the state’s roadways to 1-877-8-LITTER. If a license plate number is reported, the violator will be mailed a letter from the state including information on how to contain their litter and inform them that violators can be fined up to $1,500.

“We want Tullahomans to care enough to help us keep our roadways free of litter,” said Director of Community Development Winston Brooks.

Residents can also report littering hot spots or areas in need of cleaning to Public Works at 931-454-1768.

“I am convinced that 99.5% of Tullahoma citizens want to live in a clean and attractive community,” said Mayor Lane Curlee. “I know 100% of the people who want to invest in Tullahoma want to invest in a clean and attractive community. I want residents to organize their church group, business or family and join me in making a difference by helping clean up Tullahoma. Although an official day is set, if another day works better, go for it.”

Volunteers that want their service hours to be officially counted should call Public Works to sign up for the event and arrive between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Public Works is located at 942 Maplewood Ave.

Katelyn Lawson may be reached at klawson@tullahomanews.com.