CLAYPOOL — The Claypool Town Council met tonight at 7 p.m., Monday, June 20, and discussed trash pickup ordinances in the context of people opting out of the service.
A resident and avid recycler who lives just outside the Claypool town limits brought the issue of $9 trash pickup cost that she did not use to Board President, Niki Miller. As a recycler the resident very rarely had trash to be picked up, but was consistently billed for it every month.
“I did do some digging and I did find an ordinance, and much to my surprise there is a statement in the ordinance that says, ‘Those living close to the town limits who would like to receive trash will be subject to the same fees and charges as the town residents. Further more those wishing to receive these services will on an annual, or other basis established by the town council need to elect to receive these trash pick up services … this ordinance means that if she wants to opt out, she can opt out,” Miller said, reading from a paper on her desk.
“With the boards approval we will take off the $9 that we’ve added to your account,” Miller continued. The board approved the removal of the bills.
The council also discussed the need for the purchase of another mosquito sprayer. The board considered it’s options as presented by Gene Warner, the water superintendent. “Our mosquito sprayer is no longer workable and cannot be fixed,” Warner said.
The choice was between a Cougar brand mosquito sprayer, which cost $9,435.81, and a Vector brand mosquito sprayer, which would cost $8,970. After some discussion concerning the need to spray for mosquitos the board decided to purchase the Vector brand sprayer, provided the TIFF Board approves the expense.
- An invoice for $302.25 was approved for Reed and Earhart.
- An invoice of $200 for membership fees in the Kosciusko Economic Development was approved.