CLINTON CITY SERVICE PROJECTS LIST
The following is a
list of service projects that may be available for groups or individuals.
Thank you for your
interest and willingness to help.
City personnel will
be able to assist you with information about the particular project that you
have selected from the list below or for one that you have thought of yourself.
In some instances when funding is available the City will provide you with
materials such as paint or litter bags etc.
Organization of the project (planning
and preparation, man power and equipment), will depend on you and your group
leaders. City personnel will not be present to work on the project with
you. Please keep in mind that projects need to be completed fully not leaving
“loose ends” for others to finish.
begin your project: Schedule a meeting with Mike at the Public Works Office
1. Paint Fire
After a few years the paint on Fire Hydrants begins to wear thin and rust
begins to cover the surface. A fresh coat of paint protects the hydrants and
makes the neighborhood look a little better. This project can be done any time
the temperature is warm enough, (60 degrees and rising).
2. Build a model
demonstrating the danger of cross connecting pipes between the drinking water
system and the secondary (irrigation) system. All of the residence
in the City has two water systems available for use. One is the culinary system
which is primarily for indoor use the other is the pressure irrigation system
which is used for outdoor watering. A connection between these systems can
cause possible contamination of the drinking water. A model demonstrating this
could be used to educated our residence of the dangers of a cross connection.
3. Place markers over
Storm Drain Catch Basins. Catch Basins are inlet boxes on the Storm Drain System
that collect the water that runs off the street or yards during a storm. This
water goes downstream to Howard Slough and eventually to the Great
Salt Lake where many different types of Birds and other wildlife
live. The markers are placed over the Catch Basins as a reminder to everyone to
be careful and not pollute the Storm Drain Waters.
4. Build a model
demonstrating yard water conservation. Water is a precious resource and we need to
learn to conserve it. A possible project would be to build a model of a yard
that is landscaped with native plants and other materials that would use a
minimal amount of water and still be acceptable under current city landscaping
ordinances. This model could be displayed at the City Administration Office or
the Public Works Office.
5. Landscape work in
year new trees are planted in the City Parks. To protect the trees from damage
by lawn mowers, mulch is placed around the base of the trees. This project consists
of removing a ring of sod from around the trees and replacing it with mulch.
This is a project that must be done when the weather is warm enough.
6. Align Cemetery
Over time, many of the heavy headstones will settle into the ground and set
crooked. Straightening the stones requires care and hard work with shovels and
levers. Many people visit the Cemetery and it is important to keep it looking
nice. A member of the Public Works crew is always assigned to help oversee work
on the Headstones.
7. Organize a litter
Help us keep the City Beautiful by cleaning litter from City Parks
or one of the Trails or City Streets. The Public Works Department will furnish
the bags and the safety equipment and you furnish the manpower.
8. Place mulch along
A supply of mulch will be placed along the Trail side for your group to place
on the shoulders of the trail. A thick layer of mulch helps control weed growth
and keeps dust down.
9. Trimming flowers
in the Hanging Baskets. The City has over 200 hanging flower baskets mainly in
the central business area. Removing the dead vines from the baskets helps keep
them looking good. This project is available during the summer and fall months
of each year.
10. Painting curbs
Red in front of Fire Hydrants. The Public Works Department will furnish the
paint and other necessary supplies for your group to paint a 30’ section of the
curb red for no parking in front of Fire Hydrants. This project can be done any
time the temperature is at least 60 degrees and rising.
11. Remove weeds at
the City Water Tank.
The City has a Drinking Water Tank that is covered with landscape plants. A
project is available to remove the weeds in between the plants and add new
mulch. The mulch will be furnished by the Public Works Department.
12. Plant flower beds
at the City, Police and Fire
Buildings. Remove dead plants
and freshen the flower beds with new soil and mulch, then replant. This project
is available once a year in the spring. The Public Works Department will
provide the necessary materials. This
project will not be available again until the spring of 2011.
13. Help with
improvements to the Fishing Pond. This project has been waiting for along time
for a willing participant to come along that has the necessary skills to
improve the inlet channel to the City Fishing Pond by lining it with rock and
mortar. The Public Works Department will supply the necessary materials to
accomplish this project.
14. Luminaries at the
Once a year during the Christmas season a paper bag with a
candle inside is placed on each grave site. This project consists of
weighting the bags with sand, installing a lighted candle and placing one on
each grave. Clean up of the bags the following day is also needed.
15. Civic Center. Pick up trash, rocks
from ball fields and weed beds.
16. Recycle Bins. To clean up any
material left outside the bins on a weekly basis for a period of 1 month.