Circleville Council approved labor agreements, hopes to simplify trash pickup, and will continue helping economic development.
Reducing the number of heavy trash trucks that wear down city streets is one reason for an ordinance that will go two more readings.
Circleville has multiple private trash haulers, and the city will be seeking bids to find a reasonably priced single contractor.
City water customers will get a one-page questionnaire with their bill this month to help determine the best price for trash service.
Council member Tom Spring is helping to lead this effort, and he has had experience with consolidating trash services in northern Franklin County.
After the ordinance passes, if no bids are low enough...nothing will change.
hear Spring on Circleville seeking bids to find a reasonably priced single trash hauler
The city has committed to continuing with the Pickaway Progress Partnership, or P3.
Council member Barry Keller said the city will give $39,000 a year, the same as before, and that new contract runs through 2016 with the area's economic development agency.
The city also ratified a contract through 2014 with the non-uniformed employees, and tweaked the police union's contract.
hear Keller on continuing with economic development and union agreements
Kevin Coleman regularly reports on Chillicothe & Circleville councils