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City takes advantage of early contract renewal
by Tim Delaney
Jan 11, 2014 | 66 views | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Mike Reeves, representing Republic Services, standing, offered the Woodsboro City Council a waiver on waste pickup cost increase for 2014 if the council agreed to sign for a three-year contract on Tuesday night, Jan. 7.
Tim Delaney photo Mike Reeves, representing Republic Services, standing, offered the Woodsboro City Council a waiver on waste pickup cost increase for 2014 if the council agreed to sign for a three-year contract on Tuesday night, Jan. 7.
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WOODSBORO – The Woodsboro City Council, taking advantage of a no-cost increase, voted to renew its contract for waste pickup with Republic Services on Tuesday night, Jan. 7.

Mike Reeves, representing Republic Services, said now that the new year had began it was “time to talk trash.”

He said his company looks at the consumer price index for the average cost over time to the consumer and fixes its cost accordingly.

And increases, he said, have to be passed over to the consumer. In this case, it would be the city of Woodsboro.

“I have good news,” Reeves said.

“We will waive this year’s increase and not pass on any increase if the city signs on for another three years,” Reeves said.

Councilman Jimmy Blaschke made the motion to contract with Republic Services for that waiver, and Councilwoman Debra Bolcik seconded.

In other business, the council voted to call a city council election for May 10.

Filing for council positions Place 3, 4 and 5 began on Jan. 8. The deadline to file is Feb. 28.

Up for election are incumbents Johnny Cisneros, Place 3; Elix Ortiz, Place 4; and Jimmy Blashke, Place 5.

Also, Gabriel Thomas, Woodsboro’s maintenance superintendent, reported all brush would be picked up Wednesday, Jan. 8. However, after the pickup, the city only will pick up on or after the second Wednesday of each month.

A work order must be requested at the city office for pickup within a 10-day period of the second Wednesday of the month.

Only brush and lumber will be picked up, and lumber cannot be longer than six feet and not exceed 24 inches in diameter. If brush and lumber exceed 24 inches in diameter, then the length of the bundle cannot exceed two feet.

Also, Woodsboro Police Chief Joseph Roberts reported that he has checked all five of the city’s game rooms. He said the ones that still haven’t posted the name of their business per the city’s ordinance have until Jan. 10 to do so.

Otherwise, Roberts said the game rooms have complied.

Also, City Secretary Ruby De La Garza reported that everybody had renewed their permits. The total generated from permits was $408,366.
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