San Angelo Trash Contract Vote Expected July 1
The City Council meets today, but City of San Angelo Operations Director Kelton said he was expecting to present a new contract with Republic Services for solid-wast pickup and landfill operations during the Council's July 1 meeting. Then, Council will be given the negotiated contract worked on by City staff since April 1st for an up or down vote.
The current contract expires at the end of July.
Meanwhile, today the San Angelo City Council will be considering a wide variety of issues during their regular meeting today at McNease Convention Center today.
The Consent Agenda lists two items related to landfill operations, and Kelton explained that it’s time to open a new cell at the dump.
“It’s about six acres,” he said. “The cells are where we put the trash, and a new cell will last, roughly, 18 to 20 months.”
The excavation is expected to cost about $445,000 and the next item on the agenda deals with approving $411,281.68 for the lining of the cell, which prevents liquids in the landfill from sinking in to the ground, and possibly contaminating ground water.
Kelton said the last filing the City made with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality put the estimated life-expectancy of the landfill at 11 years, but they believe they can make it last longer than that.
“If we can achieve the [trash] densities we are aiming for, then we can expect the life of the existing site, as it stands today, to be considerably longer,” he said.
The Council will also consider ratifying the City of San Angelo Development Corporation’s offers to put money toward water projects like the Red Arroyo Feasibility Study and Waste Water Reuse Project.
Nuisance Lighting is back on the agenda for today’s meeting, along with an ordinance dealing with portable signs for businesses and trying to hire an engineering firm to handle work that would normally be done by the City’s storm water engineer.