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Wolcottville to rebid waste disposal

 

The Town of Wolcottville is looking to rebid its trash pickup services this year. The current contract with Borden Waste Away of Elkhart expires on Sept. 30.

The council was told last week that they could renew the contract as is, rebid, or allow the contract to expire. If the town would let the contract expire, it would become the responsibility of residents to provide for their own trash removal. Discussion during the council meeting was that residents would do better keeping up with trash removal if it was provided by the town and continued to be billed by the town.

Currently, residents are billed $13.30 per month.

The council authorized town attorney Kurt Bachman to work on a Request for Proposals using the current standards.

The town will be holding a townwide cleanup day on May 19. Details on how residents can properly dispose of items will be announced at a later date.

The council continued discussion on a park board for the town. The council asked to have a meeting with Region IIIA representatives prior to establishing a board to find out what funding and grant money is available if the town moves ahead with a park board.

The council will also discuss the plans for the Downtown Revitalization Grant, including scoring, advertising for consultants, and Request for Qualifications.

The police department reported that the new police car would be arriving within a week and was given permission to advertise for sealed bids to sell the old car.

The department also discussed ongoing issues it is having with multiple calls regarding Pleasant Oaks Mobile Home Park. It was estimated that 60 percent of the department’s calls are for that area.

It was announced that the police department received a grant for the K-9 patrol. The town also received a grant from the LaGrange County Community Foundation for park improvement.