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Karnes City’s council approves equipment purchase for used tire removal
by Bain Serna
Dec 05, 2013 | 24 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KARNES CITY – At the Nov. 26 regular monthly meeting, the Karnes City City Council approved the purchase of a utility trailer for the purpose of hauling away and properly disposing of junked used tires in large quantities.

According to city officials, there are about eight tons of used tires that are currently being stored in the city’s maintenance yard. The purchase of the utility trailer will enable the city to make numerous trips to dispose of the tires at Liberty Tire Recycling in San Antonio. Liberty Tire agreed to take the tires, provided that the city could haul the tires to them.

“We found a disposal service for all our used tires,” said City Manager Don Tymrak. “Part of it is that we have to be able to deliver it to them.”

Aside from the utility trailer being primarily used to haul away junk tires, the new trailer will serve a dual duty and purpose in also hauling the city’s tractor and shredder to areas where they will be put to use.

In other business, the council also approved an estimate from Yanta Construction for the refurbishing and remodeling of the old kitchen in City Hall into a new office space. The new office space is meant to make room for the city’s new City Development Manager, Ray Kroll.

The office space of Municipal Court Judge Glynda Martinez will move into the new office area being renovated upon completion, and Kroll will move into the office space vacated by Martinez.

The estimate from Yanta Construction for the renovation project to convert the old kitchen into an office room is at about $4,500.
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