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Price city explores option of creating recycling program


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By COLLIN MCRANN
Sun Advocate reporter

On June 10, the Price City Council discussed the possible creation of a new recycling program with excess funds from a recent tippage fee reduction at the East Carbon Development Corporation.

Councilmember Jeanne McEvoy suggested at the meeting that, because the ECDC tippage fees are being reduced, the city could simply continue to charge the current rate and take the money to start a recycling program.

Mayor Joe Piccolo responded to the suggestion positively.

"I think the recycling effort has reached a level that deserves funding," said the Price mayor.

However, there was no consensus on the level of funding that should be appropriated, in part, because the council wants to see how far the money will go in terms of creating a program.

One thing that was not clear is to whether a county or city program should be established.

"I think it's a little premature, if it's going to go county wide. We need to see a plan of costs," said Councilmember Kathy Smith during the meeting.

Because the tippage fees were lowered earlier in the year, money has already accumulated from Jan. 1 until June 1.

While it has not been decided to leave the excess money with the recycling program, a total of $7,200 was authorized, pending that a plan be submitted and approved by the city council.

Resident Jack Bonaquisto updated the council at the meeting on the situation on the hills around north 300 East. Bonaquisto and many residents who live in the area have apparently been dealing with the problem of excessive motor sport riders causing noise and other problems behind their neighborhood.

"It's time," Bonaquisto told the council, referring to making a decision regarding the matter.

The issue, however, was not resolved at the council meeting.

While Bonaquisto presented signatures, the city's attorney requested written letters be submitted to the council from the individual homeowners.

"I want to make it clear that my goal is not to prevent anyone from enjoying themselves," said Bonaquisto. "I just want a solution to an escalating problem."

Logistics for the plan were not presented to the council and pending on the letters, the item was tabled for the next meeting.

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