Island Borough Assembly met last night in a regular meeting. On the agenda was
the latest revision of the long-debated solid-waste contract.
citizen's comments portion of the meeting four people spoke against the
contract and 10 people spoke in favor of the assembly adopting pay-as-you-throw
contract could be voted on, changes needed to be made to the solid waste
collection code. Assemblywoman Judy Fulp suggested that the amended ordinance
not be passed because of the provision that allows the borough to put a lien on
property when trash payments get too far behind.
assembly went ahead with the vote and the amended solid waste ordinance passed
with a vote of five to two. Asemblywoman Louise Stutes joined Fulp in voting
the assembly ended up in trash collection limbo again when Stutes moved to
postpone the vote on the contract itself. The contract was available for viewing
yesterday afternoon but not all of the assemblymembers were aware that it had
been e-mailed to them. As a result, some members of the assembly hadn't studied
the contract revisions.
-- (KIB Garbage 1 "Move
to second ... carried 4-3)
As a result, voting on the
contract will be moved to the next regular assembly meeting.
assembly member's comments last night, each of them explained their stance on
the contract issue.
(KIB Garbage 2 "Go ahead Ms.Fulp ...
us to go.")
A vote on the garbage collection
contract will now be moved to May 6th. The contract will be
discussed again at the next assembly worksession on April 29th.