T-shirts, garbage up for discussion during Keep Carter County Beautiful meeting

Discussions about possible T-shirts continued during Thursday evening’s Keep Carter County Beautiful meeting, though the board has a ways to go before settling on some of the finer details.

Mike McDonald said he contacted several different companies for quotes on two different designs: one with the original logo approved earlier in the year and another with a more detailed, intricate design.

“[The preferred design] is going to be very expensive,” McDonald said.

The key difference, he said, is in the layers. The more intricate design requires between seven and 10 color layers, while the original logo will only require three layers.

He said the minimum amount of T-shirts with the complicated logo, roughly 48, would cost up to about $1,000.

“I have looked at the quality they are putting out for the detailed design, and I was not overly impressed,” he said.

McDonald said he recommended the board use the original logo they approved several months ago, which he said might go anywhere from half or even a third of that price.

“The original is recognized now,” he said.

This comment launched into a related conversation about the sticker project he worked on, which landed the original logo in the school system and local fast-food chains.

In particular, the board discussed coming up with car window stickers for people in addition to the standard stickers, possibly even patches for uniforms or collectors.

For the time being, the board tabled the conversation until more information about possible printing options was available.

The board also talked about two illegal dumping sites on Poga Road.

An immediate problem reducing the board’s ability to organize a cleanup is the steep drop-offs near the dumpsites, meaning forestry service officials are reluctant to allow volunteer groups out there without certain safety measures.

One of the sites is on forestry land, but the other is on private property. Several months ago, KCCB ran into trouble after a cleanup on Teaberry Road after an audit was filed about the county’s use of a dumpster on what counted as private property.

As a result, chairman Edward Jordan said he would organize a scouting meeting to take a closer look at the two sites and determine a safe course of action on the situation.

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