An ordinance, designed to amend the city of Grove’s code regarding refuse collection, will be before the Grove City Council during this week’s meeting.
The meeting, The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at the Grove Community Center, Room 5.
The current code states a minimum size of 20 gallon and a maximum size of 32 gallon containers for the disposal of solid waste.
The ordinance before the council amends the wording to eliminate a minimum size, and to set the maximum size at 33 gallon containers or a 45-90-yard poly cart.
The revised ordinance also clarifies that the maximum weight of the container and content, to be a combined 70 pounds. It also limited a combination of residential garbage, yard debris and home improvement waste to not exceed 190 gallons per household per week.
The pre-agenda item, produced by Debbie Bottoroff, assistant city manager, said the items in the revised ordinance are not new, and have been in the city’s contract with Bernice Sanitation since July 2014.
In the memo to the council, Bottoroff said bagging of household garbage will “make it easier for residents to keep their containers in compliance with the current city code, by minimizing the problems of the containers not being completely emptied due to garbage sticking the sides or bottom of the containers.”
Bottoroff said requiring garbage to be bagged will also lessen the chance of spilled or blowing garbage.
In a related piece of business, the council will consider the bid received from Bernice Sanitation for the city’s solid waste collection. No other agency submitted bids for the service.
The residential and small commercial curbside service is set for $13 per household for the initial year of 2018-19, and for the three subsequent renewal years. Commercial and industrial service rates would begin at $43,21 for two yards, $74.13 for four yards, $108.52 for six yards, and and $148.61 for eight yards, for one pick up per week. Those rates are set to increase by a maximum of three percent, each year for the three subsequent years of renewals.
Jennifer Fagen with Republic Services submitted a letter to the city asking that officials consider entertaining a bid of five years or more, so the company “could confidently invest in new trucks, hiring and training of personnel,” and more to provide “the most updated, quality service” available for its customers.
Additionally, the council will consider voting on whether to approve a several public meetings designating seven structures as dilapidated.
The structures are located at 131 S. Cherokee, 609 S. Cherokee, 615 S. Cherokee, 1563 110th Street, 1701 Gaslight Drive, 3361 Highway 59 and a structure on Dubois Street.
The council will also honor Shawna Moore, city animal control officer, as employee-of-the quarter.
Moore has been with the city of Grove as the full-time animal control officer since November 2015. Prior to that, she worked for the city as a part-time meter reader, a full-time public works laborer, and as the GMSA warehouse administrator.
Also to be discussed during Tuesday’s meeting are bids for the South Highway 69 ODOT Highway Improvement Project. The bids are for relocating gas transmission lines.
Other items to be approved:
Set a date for a 2018-19 budget work session.
An agreement for swim lessons and water aerobics at the city pool with officials form the Grand Lake Family YMCA.