Kinmundy Board Votes To Have City Wide Residential Garbage CollectionThe Kinmundy City Council has voted to provide city wide residential garbage pickup in hopes of curtailing the smelly problem of trash being burned.
Newly sworn in Mayor Jane Middleton broke a 2-2 tie in favor of implementing the weekly collection sometime in early June. The board approved a proposal from DBS to provide the service at a cost of $8.75 a month per home. The charge will appear on water bills.
While the board expects some complaints from those with no trash collection service now, they note the citywide contract will save those money who are currently paying for trash collection on their own. The board stopped short of banning the burning of trash. Members feel some would still to prefer to burn papers rather than shred them.
A spring cleanup was set for Friday and Saturday, May 24th and 25th. A large dumpster will be set up near the railroad tracks by the water plant. Each household will be limited to one pickup truckful of no longer wanted items.
Middleton says she has several top priorities as mayor. "One of the main goals is to do more with less, because we don't have
that much money. Try and clean the town up and try and make it look more presentable. Just looking forward to serving the citizens of Kinmundy," said Middleton.
Middleton told the board she would have recommendations for two open ward seats and committee assignments at the next meeting. She replaces James Mulvany, who did not seek re-election.
The board spent considerable time discussing parking issues on Madison Street now that three new businesses have opened in a new building constructed by the city. They will first try to control problems by placing 'Customer Parking Only' signs in front of the new building, requiring others to live in the area to park elsewhere.
The board was also told another new business would be locating downtown. Kinmundy Meat Market is an extension of the slaughterhouse on the east side of town owned by Travis and Abby Koester. The board voted to make repairs to the sidewalk in front of the building that will house the meat market.
A meeting to discuss the Thundermoon Festival has been set for eight am on Monday, May 20th, at city hall. The meeting is open to anyone who wants to help.
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