Nimitz Hill overlook marked, cleaned

SCENIC ROUTE: Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio, center right, points to the new Scenic Route sign at Fort Labugan, Nimitz Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 14. David Castro/Post

Fort Labugan, a spot to enjoy the view of Agana Bay, Agana Heights and of Guam’s capital Hagåtña, now has a proper marker.

Also called the Nimitz Hill overlook, a sign was installed yesterday in the area as part of the scenic spot designation efforts by the Islandwide Beautification Task Force and Lt. Gov. Ray Tenorio.

Mayor of Asan-Maina Frankie A. Salas said staffers from his office found three loads of used tires in the area that hid the scenic view.

The task force has been unveiling routes every month since December of last year. Next week, the task force will hold a ribbon-cutting to showcase efforts to clean up the Cetti Bay overlook in Umatac.

Department of Corrections Director Tony Lamorena in his opening remarks announced that the Mayors' Council of Guam had recently committed $10,000 to the initiative to purchase needed equipment, such as bushcutters and chainsaws for inmates to clean up the scenic parks and overlooks of Guam.

According to Dandi Quintans, special advisor to the lieutenant governor, beautifying and opening spots that have these great views is the goal of the project.

The project uses free labor from the inmates of the “Post 9” halfway house of the Department of Corrections. The inmates are working as part of the community service requirement of their sentence. Most inmates in the house have served the full length of their sentence, or are facing less serious charges and are set to be released soon.

Roe-Ann Cruz, the program coordinator of the project, thanked sponsor Guam AutoSpot, and asked anyone willing to contribute to the program to contact her at 482-2306.