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Posted on: November 21, 2016

[ARCHIVED] La Marque Clean City Commission "Let's Paint The Town" Initiative Gaining Momentum

Participants are complete home painting projects in La Marque.

Clean City Commission of La Marque's “Let’s Paint the Town” initiative is a home repair program that provides free paint and discounted painting supplies to La Marque homeowners. The first participants are completing their projects.

Over the summer, 71 applications were submitted for Clean City Commission of La Marque's “Let’s Paint the Town” initiative, a home repair program that provides free paint and discounted painting supplies to La Marque homeowners. To date, homes on Bluebonnet Drive, Orange Street, South Crockett Drive, South Heights Drive and Westward Avenue have been painted with several others coming down the pike.  

La Marque's landscape is changing thanks to programs like "Let's Paint the Town" and the City's ongoing blight reduction efforts. According to Joe Compian, Clean City Commission Chairman, this program encourages citizens to freshen up their homes, which stimulates neighbors to do the same. 

"Our vision is to revitalize La Marque neighborhoods by initiating programs like "Let's Paint the Town," said Compian. "The Commission has been identifying areas historically known for dumping and working with city officials to it cleaned up. New "No Dumping" signs are being installed and La Marque's City Marshall is monitoring the areas. We should work together as a community to keep our city free of debris and looking beautiful." 

"Let's Paint The Town" is just one of Clean City Commission's ongoing projects. According to Compian the Commission would like to bring back several programs including Adopt A Spot, Business Yard of the Month, Spring Clean Up and partnerships with the La Marque Police Department but more members and volunteers are needed.  

"We encourage anyone who loves La Marque to join us in our efforts to keep our city clean," Compian said. "With big events like Magical Winter Lights bringing visitors here and new neighborhoods like Lago Mar being developed close by this is the time to ramp up our efforts."  

Although not currently accepting applications, Clean City hopes to reopen the application process soon. Applicants must live in La Marque, own and reside in the house to be painted, have or establish a City of La Marque utility account for this house and own only one residential property with an existing structure.  

The process is easy due to a partnership with Lowe's Home Improvement in Texas City: 

  • The house must be prepared for painting and labor must be provided by the homeowner. 
  • Approved applicants pick up a voucher then visit Lowe's to select an in-store paint color. 

  • The house must be painted within six months of the day the paint was redeemed.  

  • After the house is painted, a Clean City Commission member and City staff will perform an onsite inspection of the property. 

The Clean City Commission is partially funded by donations from La Marque residents. To help fund the "Let's Paint the Town" initiative, and others like it, make a voluntary $1 donation on your water bill. To have a "Let's Paint the Town" application mailed or emailed to you, call City Hall at (409) 938-9202. For information on the Clean City Commission or any of the other volunteer opportunities at the City of La Marque, call (409) 938-2259.  

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About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is in Galveston County approximately 15 miles from the southern city limit of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque has an estimated population of 15,000 and an area of 14.25 square miles. Citizens enjoy coastal living with the security of a hurricane protection levee system. The city provides a wide range of programs including Bayou Fest, an annual community concert and BBQ Cook Off.  City of La Marque boasts easy access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. For business, La Marque offers developmental incentives, an abundance of commercial property  and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf. Discover the possibilities at www.cityoflamarque.org.

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