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Rumpke contract extended 1 year


MEDINA — The Medina County Solid Waste Management District has added a one-year extension to its contract with Rumpke of Northern Ohio Inc. for the transfer, transport and disposal services at the former Central Processing Facility.

Medina County commissioners originally approved a two-year contract in January 2017.

With the one-year extension, it will now expire Jan. 11, 2020. That’s when the 10-year contract the county signed with Rumpke is set to begin for commercial waste.

The current deal is for the transfer and transport of solid waste dropped off at the CPF, as well as source separated cardboard.

It’s currently charging $25.50 per ton. The price will increase to $26.14 per ton in the third year of the deal in 2019.

In other news

  • The Medina County Drug Task Force will trade in three vehicles worth $36,000 and purchase a new 2019 vehicle from Pat O’Brien Chevrolet. The task force will have to pay $1,686.30 from its Drug Task Force Federal Asset Forfeiture fund.
  • The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities has deemed three of its vehicles as “obsolete” due to their repair costs. It will trade in the vehicles and apply about $2,300 toward a new passenger van from Montrose Ford worth $25,776.10.
  • The Soprema Senior Center Caf←, of Wadsworth, has presented a memorandum of agreement for the provision of meals to participants of the Medina County Office of Older Adults’ restaurant voucher program. The caf← will provide restaurant voucher meals at 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Each participant in the program will receive $6 vouchers redeemable at the caf←. The Medina County Office of Older Adults will reimburse the cafe for each voucher received for the calendar year of 2019.
  • Commissioners previously entered into an agreement with Alternative Paths Inc., for the provision of comprehensive mental health and substance abuse counseling services for inmates of the Medina County Jail. Alternative Paths will charge $271,109 for the services for 2019.
  • Commissioners approved a Type 2 annexation of 1 acre of land from Wadsworth Township to the city of Wadsworth. Attorney Allan Michelson, representing owners Michael and Mauri O’Brodo, 7800 block of Ridge Road, said the tract of land is surrounded on three sides by city property.
    He said there have been no objections to the annexation, which will allow the O’Brodos access to city water and power.
  • Brian Hilberg has been appointed as the city of Medina representative on the Medina County Drug Abuse Commission. He will replace Bob Starcher, who resigned. Hilberg’s term will expire on Dec. 31, 2019.
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