BRUNSWICK –– During Monday’s meeting, City Council adjusted its laws to accommodate changes in trash pickup, including times to set out the garbage.
City officials passed an emergency ordinance amending part of the city ordinance related to trash pickup.
“We are modifying ordinances for trash,” Service Director Paul Barnett said. “So, we are adding in recycling and we are adding in carts.”
They changed the ordinance to specify that it applies to recycling as well as trash. The modification also changed the times for setting out trash.
Residents can place trash carts at the curb as early as 4 p.m. the day before collection, and must remove them by 8 p.m. on the day of their pickup.
“This is housekeeping basically,” Barnett said.
In addition, Barnett asked Council to allow him to move forward with a grant application that will help cover the cost of the new recycling bins. The $200,000 grant would be through the 2019 Community and Litter Grant program from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
“The grant says that in order to get that money, there has to be a bill that we paid that says the city is buying carts and we have paid at least $250,000,” Barnett said. “The more we pay, the higher our likelihood is of getting the grant.”
The total cost of the recycling bins is $750,000. The city will pay $400,000 on their first bill to Republic Services in the hopes of receiving the grant.
In other news, the city entered into a three-year agreement with Zimmerman Paint Contractors Co. It will repaint the lines on all roads throughout the city with the exception of roads that are under construction or that will be this summer.
The cost for this work will be about $52,000. It is unknown when the painting will begin.
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