City Council’s bin thinking about a recycling center |

City Council’s bin thinking about a recycling center

GLENWOOD SPRINGS – A public recycling center could come one step closer to reality Thursday. If City Council accepts the recommendation of city purchasing agent Sandi Vallario, eight recycling bins will be purchased by Waste Solutions of Carbondale for the city’s use. In return, the city would sign a three-year deal with Waste Solutions to pay the company $175 each time the bins are emptied.”After review by staff, we feel the best interest for the city will be to approve the alternate proposal of Waste Solutions,” Vallario wrote. It’s an alternative approach to the city simply buying four bins outright. “By going with the alternate proposal, we would be able to monitor the recycling operation without the initial outlay of funds for the bins, and we would have four more bins available for use, which would close the lag time when the bins are being dumped.”The other proposals received by the city included Steelform Industries’ bid of four bins for $13,800 and a bid by MFG that offered four bins for $19,236. If the Waste Solutions offer is accepted, the city will have emptied 78 bins before it reaches the lower cost of purchasing four bins.

Also on the City Council agenda-A first-quarter report from the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association.-An appointment to the Downtown Development Authority Board.-Consideration of a license for Jeff Isaacson to encroach on the Colorado River Pedestrian Bridge to run his vendor business. -Conceptual site and building design review for a new Total gas station and convenience store at 2119 Grand Ave.-Conceptual site and building design review for nine townhomes at 0110 135 Road.-Consider annexation of 4.2 acres off West Midland Avenue near Yampah Mountain High School and set a public hearing. -Consideration to authorize city funds in support of RFTA’s bus rapid transit grant application. -Possibly canceling the July 3 meeting because it falls so close to the holiday. -Consideration of an ordinance that would ban firearms in public buildings. -A presentation on the city’s 2002 annual financial statement.

Contact Greg Mass: 945-8515, ext.

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