The MP City Council met Wednesday night. Hal Morton of DM Co. Regional Solid Waste gave his annual report. He said that due to state regulations new procedures were put in place for liners and lechate fields. To accomodate these requirements, there has been construction and their budget has been hard hit since 2008. To soften the blow they are projecting a rate increase of $1 per ton and household fees of ten cents through 2020.
A road closure was approved for Access Energy’s annual meeting in McMillan Park and Mike Gardner was approved to continue serving on the Airport Advisory Committee. A public hearing regarding a proposed sale of the right of way at 507 W Washington has been set for July 24 at 7 pm and the council approved the memorandum of understanding for the Henry County RSVP program. This was necessary since it is now under the direction of the Fellowship Cup.
Also approved was a resolution regarding a waive of subdivision requirements for Barton Estates Subdivision per the Planning and Zoning recommendation.
Jim Warner of Warner Engineering provided an update on projects around the city. Paving of South Iris near the airport is expected to begin on Friday and should only last one day. The project is well ahead og schedule. The project for the alley by Two Rivers Bank just started. Thursday morning crews will begin paving the north half of Grand Avenue between Baker and Winfield. It is expected to be completed by day’s end. Crews are progressing well up the hill with recycling of concrete which they are crushing to make a base.
The East Lake Park outdoor fitness project is underway with the equipment to be finished being installed in about two weeks.
Finally, Ron Archer announced a police car sale to take place Thursday at 7 pm.