West University is launching Public Works Week today (Sunday, May 17), with the hopes that the public will visibly show their support of this team of tireless public servants by tying orange ribbons in their front yards.
To help with the effort, Essentials Magazine/EssentialsNews.com will be offering an orange ribbon to the first 50 residents who come by 3005 Robinhood St. Those interested can email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if the supply is holding up, and it will be replenished during the week.
A City Council proclamation has designated the week, and the city’s Recycling and Solid Waste Reduction Board chair, Orval Marlow, issued a statement, pointing out how the workers have risen to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic:
“…we extend our appreciation to the City’s Public Works Employees and Staff for the excellent job they have been doing during these unprecedented times. As most of us are currently working from home, we have been witness to the daily services that are done by the City every day.
“More often times than not, we as residents of West U take for granted, without regard to how it happens; clean water flowing from our faucets, the collection of trash and recycling, the maintenance of our roads, and ensuring that our toilets flush.
“Public Works is often forgotten when we speak of First Responders. It is important that we appreciate the work done by staff, who are also on the front lines and taking extraordinary precautions to protect the health and safety of the public.”
Residents are also being encouraged to snap a photo of their ribbons and photos of Public Works staff in action post on the city’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/CityofWestUniversityPlaceTx, with the hashtag #ispyWUPW.