New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | June 21, 2018

Letter to the Editor: Appalled by the amount of trash on Route 155 in Charles City

As a resident of Charles City County for 45 years, I have paid many taxes for which I do not receive any services. I think the trash on Route 155 and many other roads is deplorable. VDOT (Virginia’s Department of Transportation) just chops it up when cutting. I notice that Route 5 is clean and other county residents should be shown the same respect. It has gotten worse lately, so whoever is responsible for picking up litter should be held accountable. I have personally volunteered my time to pick up trash on my road for the last 30-plus years. Surely…
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