By Mitchell Andrus
Local grocer Sol Foods donated money for a street sweeper in Springdale, Utah.
“At my store, the waste from plastic shopping bags has been something that
I find just plain stupid. I decided to impose a five cent fee for the bags
and donate the money to the local community,” said Max Gregoric, owner of Sol Foods.
Gregoric and town planner Tom Dansie came up with a plan to buy a street sweeper for the town. “We got a great deal on a used street sweeper from UDOT,” said Gregoric. The street sweeper is designed to be towed behind a truck and cost just over $1,000.
Gregoric is a life-long cyclist and advocate who volunteered to become the trail coordinator for Springdale. “After four years we have about three quarters of a mile of paved trail and 1.6 miles of dirt,” said Gregoric. The sweeper will be used for the road shoulders and bike path.