By Lasca Randels
WARSAW — A reminder was issued during the City of Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety meeting Friday, Oct. 1, about new trash routes starting Monday, Oct. 4.
In anticipation of the new routes, informational packets were distributed this week with details about the new schedule. Packets were taped to residents’ trash bins, along with a sticker notifying the resident which day of the week their trash will be picked up. The packets also contain a holiday trash pickup schedule for the remainder of 2021 and for 2022.
Changes to the city trash pickup schedule were first announced during the City of Warsaw Board of Public Works & Safety meeting last month.
According to Warsaw Street Superintendent Dustin Dillon, about 40 percent of routes will be affected.
Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer said the primary goal was to make the routes more efficient, as existing trash routes have city workers going from one side of town to the other on the same day.
Information may be found via an interactive map on the city website at warsaw.in.gov/trashmap
In another matter, the Warsaw Park and Recreation Department received approval for a K21 Foundation grant acceptance.
The parks department is being awarded a $53,000 grant that will be used to refurbish the courts at Bixler Park to accommodate four pickleball courts and two tennis courts.
Warsaw Parks Superintendent Larry Plummer said the Bixler Park project will involve an additional $29,540 in park funds for a total cost of $82,540.
When complete, it will become the second city park with permanent pickleball courts.
It is anticipated that the courts will be ready by mid-summer of 2022.
A contract between the Warsaw Parks Department and Laughing Stock Productions was approved in the amount of $660. The contract is for three balloon artists for the Fall Family Fun event scheduled for Oct. 8 at Lucerne Park.
Toward the end of the meeting, Warsaw Utility Manager Brian Davison asked the board to approve an agreement with the United States Geological Survey agency for a gauge monitor at Pike Lake related to level control.
The amount of the contract is $4,000.
“If we don’t pay it, they’re gonna take it out and it’s useful information for us, especially as we start to look at drainage studies and issues involving Pike Lake and the flooding around that area,” Davison said. “So we would like to continue this agreement and keep this monitor in place.”
Thallemer said he is aware that the Pike Lake Conservation Group relies on this data.
Davison said the agreement is one the city has had with USGS for many years.
The board approved the agreement with USGS.
In other news:
- The next regular meeting will be 10:30 a.m. Oct. 15.