By Lasca Randels
WARSAW — The Indiana Department of Health has approved the application for Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory to continue as host agency for the distribution of Narcan (Naloxone) Rescue Kits for emergency responder agencies within the county.
This was announced at the Warsaw Board of Public Works & Safety meeting held Friday, July 17.
Naloxone can reverse respiratory depression from opioid overdose if given in time. The medication is often administered to victims of opioid overdose by medics prior to transport to a hospital.
Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer said the shipment of 300 kits will be delivered to WWFT for distribution.
In other matters, one bid was received for the solid waste disposal contract. That bid was submitted by Waste Management.
The contract is a per ton unit price bid for landfill dumping fees for four years beginning Jan. 1, 2021.
Waste Management submitted a bid in the amount of $33.96 per ton. This is based on the estimated amount of 4,300 tons per year.
Warsaw Street Superintendent Dustin Dillon reviewed and recommended that the board accept the bid.
Dillon said they are “very, very pleased” with the Waste Management partnership.
“I did want to add — we moved to take our trash out to the transfer station several years ago and it has saved us on time, gasoline, tires, wear and tear on the vehicles having to go down to the landfill,” Mayor Thallemer said. “Having a local drop off point for garbage has been a huge benefit to our trash service and we appreciate our ability to do that through Waste Management.”
Thallemer said the city appreciates everything that Waste Management has done for them.
“It helps us to continue providing the quality service that we provide for our curbside waste management,” Thallemer said.
In other matters:
- The board approved a certificate of substantial completion for work done on at the Airport Industrial Park on the sanitary sewer project.
- Approved the hiring of three full-time street department employees. The new hires are replacements, Thallemer said. Hiring was delayed due to the pandemic.
- Travel requests for city employees were approved contingent on the travel restriction for city employees being lifted by that time.
- The next regular meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7.