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Board Discusses Proposed Changes to Solid Waste Collection
Posted on January 08, 2013
Much of the discussion at today’s (Tuesday’s) Pulaski Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting centered on the proposed changes to the solid waste collection system.
First was the discussion of capital outlay notes relative to solid waste collection. First National Bank had the lowest bid, at 1.1%, which they would use to purchase a new garbage truck and polycarts.
If passed on second reading, this would lead to a rate increase from $9.20 to $10. This would be the first rate increase since 1999 and regardless of whether it is passed, the town will still need to purchase a new garbage truck in four years.
The board approved the capital outlay notes. For the rate increases to be approved, they will still need to pass the board on two readings.
Next was the discussion of awarding bids on polycarts and truck. The truck will cost $184,727 and the carts will cost approximately $192,000. The proposed 4000 polycarts will replace every cart in town. There was much discussion of repurposing the carts that are still in good condition to places and events in town not covered by normal garbage pickup.
The board ultimately decided to table the awarding of the bids until a later date.
Once again, the board will meet in a work session Monday, January 14, at 4:30p.m. and in a public hearing and called meeting on January 31 at 12 noon.