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Groups are responsible for the quarterly litter collection of the assigned roadway section for a two year period with the right to renew. This program is for litter pick up only; planting and/or mowing shall not be permitted. The Village of Cary reserves the right to terminate the agreement due to inactivity and remove the honorary signage. The Village will provide a 30-day notice prior to any action.
Groups will assign a coordinator who will be responsible for all communication with the Village and to ensure guidelines are followed.
Adult supervision is required for anyone under the age of 18 and an adult must be present for every 5 youths present. Children under the age of 10 are not permitted to participate.
After six months of successful cooperation, an "Adopt-A-Roadway sign identifying the group name will be placed on each end of the adopted roadway section in recognition of the volunteer effort.
The group coordinator must notify the Public Works Department prior to scheduled cleanup in order to procure appropriate materials and verify materials are available.
The Public Works Department will drop off two “Clean-up Crews Working” signs at a requested location prior to the scheduled event. Public Works will pick up the signs when notified the same day garbage/recyclables are picked up.
Group members and volunteers are prohibited from carrying, using or being under the influence of any drugs or alcohol during litter removal.
Any bulky items or hazardous materials found shall be reported to the Public Works Department. Wallets, IDs, credit cards, keys, etc. shall be reported to the Police Department.
Adopt-A-Roadway sections shall be limited to a minimum length of one mile.
At least one clean-up will be conducted per quarter (Jan-Mar, April-June, July-Sept, Oct-Dec).
Both sides of the roadway will be cleaned up; one side will be cleaned up at a time.
The Village will provide necessary signage, gloves, bags and vests. The group coordinator will contact Public Works at least 3 days prior to the event and the day after to arrange for pick up.
The Village encourages recycling. Please separate recyclables from non-recyclables.
A “Clean-Up Crew Working” warning sign shall be placed on both ends of the roadway section prior to the start of activity. These signs shall be knocked down when not in use.
Litter collection shall not occur on days of inclement weather, during peak rush hour or at night.
All vehicles must be parked off the roadway section and no parking will be allowed along curves, near underpasses or in medians.
The safety checklist will be reviewed with group members prior to any activity.
Warning signs have been erected at both ends of the roadway. (Reminder: take down signs when finished.)
First aid kit available
Adequate water available
Adequate adult supervision
Appropriate weather conditions
Work of teams of two or three
Think SAFETY: wear gloves, thick soled closed-toe shoes, long pants and shirts
Be aware of potential hazards in the area (branches, traffic, bees, etc.)
Wear sunscreen and bug repellant
Don't forget - you are helping your community and the environment!
The Village of Cary and [Group Name] recognize the need for litter-free roadways and are entering into this agreement in an effort to contribute toward maintaining litter-free highways.
The Group acknowledges the hazardous nature of the work and agrees to the terms and conditions set by the Village of Cary and the Illinois Adopt-A-Highway Act.
The Group and its volunteers and agents shall assume all responsibility for, and hold the State of Illinois and the Village of Cary (including their officials, employees and agents) harmless from any and all claims or actions resulting from the Group’s volunteers’ or agents’ work in this program, except for the negligent acts of the State of Illinois and the Village of Cary (including their agents or employees).
Members of the Group are jointly and severally bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. The Group and the Village of Cary will fulfill their respective responsibilities as set forth in the program Guidelines.
The Village of Cary recognizes and approves this Group as the adopting organization of [section of roadway/street], and the
Group accepts the responsibility of picking up litter on this section at least four (4) times per year for a two-year period, beginning [date, year] and ending [date, year].
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