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Adopt-A-Street Litter Removal Program Application

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GUIDELINES FOR CITY OF BOONE ADOPT-A-STREET VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

The objective of the program is to create public awareness of volunteerism along the City of Boone's street system by making adopted sections an example of volunteer opportunities to improve the aesthetics and other needs of our City.  

GENERAL STATEMENT

There is a need to enhance the quality of our roadsides, and other public safety activities for the benefit of all citizens in the City of Boone.  

The Adopt-A-Street Program allows individuals or groups to adopt a certain street or area within the City limits.  Through adoption they may assume the responsibility for any or all of the eligible items.  These activities have the potential to:

  • Enhance Public Safety
  • Reduce litter
  • Enhance the environment and beautify areas
  • Build broad-based community support for anti-litter and beautification programs

POTENTIAL-A-STREET ACTIVITIES

The following activities are eligible to be included in Adopt-A-Street sponsorships:

  • Litter pick up
  • Remove snow from fire hydrants
  • Report traffic control device deficiencies

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Completed applications shall be returned to the City of Boone.

The sponsor should constantly be aware of problems that can be involved along streets and instruct their personnel in safety precautions.

SPONSOR RESPONSIBILITIES

The Sponsor will be responsible for:

  • This application shall be approved by the Boone City Council prior to sponsor(s) beginning any operations as requested herein.
  • Sponsor(s) agree to indemnify and hold harmless City of Boone, Boone City Council, Boone City Engineer, Boone County Landfill, and employees of those entities from all liability, judgment, costs including reasonable attorney fees, expenses and claims growing out of damages, or alleged damages of any nature whatsoever to any person, property or third party arising out of the performance or non-performance of said work.
  • This permit shall be subject to any laws now in effect or any laws which may be hereafter enacted and all applicable rules and regulations of local, state and federal agencies.  
  • The sponsor(s) shall carry on the work as required and authorized by this agreement with serious regard to the safety of the traveling public, adjacent owners and volunteers or employees of the sponsor(s). 
  • The sponsor(s) acknowledges that all personnel involved in this project are volunteers directed by the sponsor(s) and the sponsor(s) accepts full responsibility for any injuries or damages sustained by or caused by such personnel.  The sponsor(s) acknowledges that they or their volunteers are in no way considered to be employees or volunteer of the City of Boone. 

In consideration of the above, the sponsor(s) and City of Boone further agree to the following terms and conditions of this agreement.  

SPONSOR'S ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • A segment of street to be adopted shall be no less than 2,640' or to the nearest intersection.
  • To perform the work specified in a satisfactory, safe and professional manner.  
  • To obtain a signed waiver from a parent or guardian for all participants under the age of 18.
  • To provide adult supervision at the work site. 
  • Annual renewal of the permit. 
  • Performing work activities between the hours from one hour after sunrise to one hour before sunset. 
  • Advising the City Public Works Director in writing one week in advance when litterbags are needed or when filled bags are going to be left along the road.  
  • Obtaining the required safety vests and orange garbage bags from the City of Boone during regular business hours (call first) and wearing when in the right-of-way.  
  • Placing filled trash bags adjacent to the Adopt-A-Road sign or at an area of right of way for pickup and disposal by the City.  
  • Notifying the City of any large, heavy or hazardous items found on the roadside for removal by the City. 
  • Returning unused materials and supplies furnished by the City following cleanup.
  • Sponsors agree that in the performance or non-performance of roadside work that htye are initiators and volunteers are in no way to be considered employees of City of Boone. 
  • Sponsorship will not be granted to political parties, political candidates, elected officials, or entities that would constitute partisan endorsement.  
  • Litter must be removed a minimum of twice per month depending on the area and conditions or as stipulated in the agreement.  
  • If, in the sole judgment of the City of Boone is found that the sponsor is not meeting terms and conditions of the agreement, the City may terminate the agreement and remove sponsorship signs. 

CITY OF BOONE RESPONSIBILITIES

The City will be responsible for:

  • Erecting signs with the "Sponsor's" name at each end of the adopted section.
  • Providing safety literature.
  • Providing safety vests and trash bags.
  • Removing filled trash bags and large bags, heavy or hazardous items.  

BOONE CITY/SPONSOR RESPONSIBILITIES

The City and sponsor will share in these responsibilities:

  • Develop a brief work plan outlining specific activities and timing.
  • Secure media coverage for the program and sponsor activities. 

COMPLETION OF THE SPONSORSHIP

After the sponsor has performed the necessary activities, City of Boone will, at the end of the two year period, present the sponsor with a certificate in recognition for the work completed.  

By submitting your online application you are acknowledging that this information is true and correct.  Sponsor(s) agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the City of Boone, Boone City Council, Boone City Engineer, the Boone County Landfill, and employees of those entities from all liability, judgment, costs including reasonable attorney fees, expenses and claims growing out of damages, or alleged damages of any nature whatsoever to any person, property or third party arising out of the performance or non-performance of said work.  

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Approval is hereby requested by the above organization, group, or individual, hereinafter referred to as "Sponsor" to enter the City of Boone Street to perform litter removal on the above-described street/streets.

The City of Boone reserves the right to terminate this agreement and remove the Adopt-A-Street signs when in the sole judgment of the City it is found that the sponsor(s) has not met the terms and conditions of this agreement.

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