Project NICE/KEEP 2022 Neighborhood Cleanup
Each year the Sioux Falls Health Department’s Environmental team receives approximately 1,800 calls and referrals from citizens concerned about neighborhood nuisance issues. Additional City departments handling code enforcement issues also receive a significant numbers of calls regarding additional code violations. Projects NICE (Neighborhood Improvement Complaint Easement) and KEEP (Keep Environmental Enhancement Permanent) lend a helping hand in the form of a cleanup using City volunteers and provide selected neighborhoods with education materials about the City and its services.
2022’s Project NICE/KEEP neighborhood cleanup will be in operation next week, April 25–29. Property owners that are included in this year’s Projects NICE and KEEP have received mailings detailing the specifics of the cleanup.
“Each year, our Environmental health team and City employee volunteers look forward to the successful execution of Projects NICE and KEEP,” said Dominic Miller, Environmental Health Manager for the City of Sioux Falls. “For over 30 years, these projects have been extremely successful in keeping our neighborhoods healthy and safe, as well as helping to maintain property values. Our goal is to provide residents fair and equitable access to these programs while simultaneously maintaining or improving the environmental conditions of neighborhoods across town.”
Following the cleanup, a follow-up survey effort ensures that each participating neighborhood is reviewed for environmental concerns and the appropriate persons notified for correction.
“Sioux Falls is a great place to live, work, and play,” said Dr. Charles Chima, Public Director for the City of Sioux Falls. “Projects NICE and KEEP are some of the many ways the City government partners with the community to promote and protect health and well-being in our city’s neighborhoods.”
For more information, visit https://siouxfalls.org/code-enforcement/nice-keep where you will be able to track the progress of crew members during next week’s cleanup. You may also use this to see if your property is located within this year’s cleanup borders.