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— City council members on Monday directed city attorney Jay Williams to look into ways the council could take action to prevent companies from throwing non-subscription advertisement papers into yards and driveways within the city.

Council members cited numerous citizen complaints - as did Gentry Police Chief Keith Smith - about the advertisement papers wrapped inyellow bags being thrown where they are not wanted and piling up in front of unoccupied homes.

“We get complaints right and left,” Smith said of the papers.

Councilman Kevin Johnston said a carrier recently threw a paper and hit him in the back. He said he picked up the paper and threw it into the trash right in front of the carrier. “The next week, they threw two into my yard,” he said.

“I pick them up on my block,” said councilmanKyle Jordan.

“We’re doing a lot of work trying to clean up our town, and then they throw these (papers) out all over the place,” Johnston said.

Williams was asked bythe council to do some research into possible solutions to the unwanted advertisement-paper problem and report back to the council on possible actions the city could take.

News, Pages 1 on 11/04/2009

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