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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Litter Task Force requesting public feedback through survey

The newly established Marion County Litter Task Force is looking for public feedback about the state of litter in the county.

The Marion County Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution establishing the Marion County Litter Control Task Force during its regular meeting on Tuesday.

The task force is currently conducting a survey to gauge public opinion on litter in Marion County. Share your opinions by taking the Marion County Litter Survey.

The new task force consists of seven voting members, appointed by each county commissioner, the sheriff and the school board superintendent. Among the members of the task force are former Marion County School Board member Beth McCall and former Ocala Fire Rescue Chief Shane Alexander.

There are several non-voting members included on the task force, representing the interests of Marion County’s various municipalities, the Chamber and Economic Partnership, and multiple state organizations like the Florida Department of Transportation and Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

According to a press release from the county, the committee is tasked with presenting a report to county commissioners within 180 days with recommendations of the best strategies to reduce litter and illegal dumping in Marion County.

The first meeting of the Marion County Litter Control Task Force will be held on Monday, September 27 at 4 p.m. at the Marion County Growth Services Training Room (2710 East Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala). Meetings will be held on a weekly basis at the same time and location and will be open to the public.