Last updated: June 06. 2014 12:28PM - 174 Views
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West Point City Council on Monday is expected to vote on a curbside garbage and recycling service for the city.

The initial charge for residents for weekly curbside garbage and recycling pickup through C&C Sanitation is proposed at a total of $15 per month. Residents currently pay $17.54 per month for curbside trash pickup. The proposed agreement allows the service fee to be increased each year, based on the Consumer Price Index, up to 3 percent annually.

City Manager Ed Moon said the most recent change to the contract requests for residents to put out their carts the night prior to their scheduled pick-up day, instead of the morning of.

Residents will be provided with two 95-gallon carts for trash and recyclables.

The disabled and senior citizens can fill out a form to receive backdoor trash pickup at no cost, however, other residents may pay a $25 “premium” fee for the backdoor pickup service.

Moon said the recycling service will not be implemented immediately and may take up to 60 days to allow for the sanitation company to become familiarized with the routes. Residents may see a change in their garbage pick-up schedules.

In other news at the Thursday morning work session, Moon announced that the city closed on the $250,000 Highway 29 property on Wednesday, in which the city will use to relocate some facilities for the downtown river park project.

Several buildings below the city hall along First Ave., including the city’s building for gas and water services, will be demolished and relocated to the new site by Jan. 2015 to make way for the river front park, expected to be completed by mid-2015.

Council will also be expected to vote on the expenditure of $250,000 towards renovations to the Highway 29 property. The project is funded with $450,000 from the city’s Forward Fund and $50,000 from the MEAG gas fund.

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