‘Clean and Beautiful Glendale' to install pet poop stations
As part of its 'Clean and Beautiful Glendale' initiative, city officials said they planned to install 10 pet waste stations in neighborhoods to help residents clean up after their dogs.
So far, 10 individuals or residential groups have offered to sponsor depository stations, which will consist of a post with a plastic-bag dispenser, the Glendale News-Press reported.
The first stations are scheduled to be installed by mid-September, said Phillipe Eskandar, a program specialist with the city's Neighborhood Services division, which is overseeing the program.
Residents who want a station on their block must make a one-time $200 donation to cover the costs of installation, Eskandar said. Sponsors are responsible for restocking the station, although the city will provide the bags at City Hall free of charge, Eskandar said.
Sponsors will also be responsible for reporting any vandalism or needed repairs.
Eskandar said interest in the program was high despite the expense involved. In several cases neighbors have banded together to cover the $200 donation, he said.
"We wanted to make sure that it was not only a feasible program, but that the program would be sustainable," Eskandar said. "With the way things are these days, program sustainability is essential."
-- Megan O'Neil, Times Community News
Photo: A puppy in the window at Pet Rush pet store in Glendale. Credit: Glendale News-Press file photo