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Brief: Abandoned Vehicle Task Force Targeting Three Neighborhoods

Dec. 4, 2007 — The Governor's Abandoned Vehicle and Beautification Task Force will target three areas in the Savan neighborhood beginning at 9 a.m. Monday and continuing for a few days.
"We will target the Vester Gade, Gamle Gade and Hill Street areas in our latest push to removed junk and abandoned vehicles and other debris from this historic neighborhood," said Barbara Petersen, St. Thomas-Water Island administrator.
For weeks the St. Thomas-Water Island Administrator's office has been inundated with calls about the pile up of junked cars in this neighborhood, and the task force has prioritized the need for such a cleanup, according to a Government House news release. Petersen extended her appreciation to long-time Savan resident, police Sgt. Dwayne DeGraff, who made the case for the cleanup initiative to be brought through the three areas in Savan.
"Sgt. DeGraff just recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq with the V.I. National Guard and after his seeing the condition of some areas of Savan, urged me to get the task force in as quickly as possible to remove the junked and derelict vehicles and other debris that has polluted the Savan community," Petersen said. "The task force will move in first thing Monday morning and will be in the Savan community for either two or three days, until a satisfactory level of cleanliness is achieved."
She appealed to the community for assistance from residents in making this initiative successful. It is imperative that people in the communities and park their vehicles on the roadsides to remove them by 9 a.m. Dec. 10 to allow the heavy equipment to navigate through the winding streets of the Savan community.
"We want to get in, do the cleanup and move out as quickly as possible without delay," Petersen said.
Drivers are also asked to cooperate.
"If you routinely travel through Savan, we are asking that you use an alternate route during the days of the cleanup so that the traffic will remain at a minimum," Petersen said. The fewer vehicles in and out of the Savan area during the days of the task force's work, the sooner the cleanup will be completed, the release said.
Anyone with questions about the operation should contact the administrator's office at 774-0001.
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Dec. 4, 2007 -- The Governor's Abandoned Vehicle and Beautification Task Force will target three areas in the Savan neighborhood beginning at 9 a.m. Monday and continuing for a few days.
"We will target the Vester Gade, Gamle Gade and Hill Street areas in our latest push to removed junk and abandoned vehicles and other debris from this historic neighborhood," said Barbara Petersen, St. Thomas-Water Island administrator.
For weeks the St. Thomas-Water Island Administrator's office has been inundated with calls about the pile up of junked cars in this neighborhood, and the task force has prioritized the need for such a cleanup, according to a Government House news release. Petersen extended her appreciation to long-time Savan resident, police Sgt. Dwayne DeGraff, who made the case for the cleanup initiative to be brought through the three areas in Savan.
"Sgt. DeGraff just recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq with the V.I. National Guard and after his seeing the condition of some areas of Savan, urged me to get the task force in as quickly as possible to remove the junked and derelict vehicles and other debris that has polluted the Savan community," Petersen said. "The task force will move in first thing Monday morning and will be in the Savan community for either two or three days, until a satisfactory level of cleanliness is achieved."
She appealed to the community for assistance from residents in making this initiative successful. It is imperative that people in the communities and park their vehicles on the roadsides to remove them by 9 a.m. Dec. 10 to allow the heavy equipment to navigate through the winding streets of the Savan community.
"We want to get in, do the cleanup and move out as quickly as possible without delay," Petersen said.
Drivers are also asked to cooperate.
"If you routinely travel through Savan, we are asking that you use an alternate route during the days of the cleanup so that the traffic will remain at a minimum," Petersen said. The fewer vehicles in and out of the Savan area during the days of the task force's work, the sooner the cleanup will be completed, the release said.
Anyone with questions about the operation should contact the administrator's office at 774-0001.
Back Talk Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.