City Up-keep

Photo by Janelle Patterson A jogger passes by city laborers Glenn Carpenter and Derek Brown as the pair paint a light post on Putnam Bridge in Marietta Friday, with one lane of the bridge closed to vehicular traffic. City crews will next move to Putnam, Front, Second, Butler, Post and Greene streets to paint the lamp posts downtown. Then, according to Mayor Josh Schlicher, trash bins, benches and other street furniture will also be refreshed, changing the present green hues to the crisp black. “We have a team working well right now on it,” said Schlicher. “We’re trying to have it all done by the end of the year.” Schlicher said then next year the goal will be to revitalize Harmar lamp posts and parts of Third Street where the city owns the lamp posts.
Photo by Janelle Patterson City Laborer Derek Brown adds the first coat of black over a primed lamp post on Putnam Bridge in Marietta Friday. The two-part project began painting with a contract through Martin Painting for the taller lamp posts on the bridge and according to city officials a cost-savings by using city labor to address shorter lamp posts within the city.


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