the Monday night City Council meeting representatives from a couple area companies offered details on trash disposal and recycling services. Ward two council person Scarlet Horine says it was an informative conversation that still needs further discussion.
“Both had good ideas about how it could be accomplished,” but she says the group agreed to survey area residents to see “what level of participation we can get.”
The contract for trash removal expires at the end of 2012. While the city leaders are still gathering information, Horine says the county commission went another direction during a recent meeting.
“The city can’t enter into any contract without a vote of the entire council, we told everyone this,” Horine says. “That they went ahead and took an action without our input just means that they are not as concerned with what the citizens of Carrollton want and of course the city council’s job is to represent the citizens of Carrollton.”
The possibility does exist that the city could take another route and incorporate a recycling program. Both companies report the per month fee is dependant on the amount of participation throughout the community. City Council members plan to gather additional information from area residents to see if there is a need. They’ll revisit the issue during the December 3rd meeting.