Monticello will have new garbage contractors

Monticello aldermen awarded the town’s garbage collection contract to Arrow Disposal at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night.
Aldermen ranked proposals from Arrow Disposal Services, Waste Management, and Wastepro in categories such as agreement wording, conditions, and pricing. Once the surveys were tallied, Arrow received the most points. They were also the lowest bidder, if price alone was considered.
The ranking system is a process the town has used for years to help compare proposals. The process helps aldermen make a decision when proposal conditions vary from company to company, which garbage arrangements do.
Waste Management has had the Monticello garbage contract for a number of years. Mayor Martha Watts said Tuesday night that the decision came down to money.
The contract was awarded for five years and is set to begin the first week of August.
Aldermen approved minutes from the previous meeting and a claims docket in the amount of $38,663.
There will be a public hearing for provide a progress update and to receive comments on progress of the CDBG grant projects for water lines and water tank maintenance. The hearing will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 31.
Watts pointed out the contractor is doing a great job of preserving topsoil and replacing dirt, so the digging will heal over quickly. She also anticipates a change order on the project to include a new water line and service connections on Second Avenue. That addition will allow that part of town to be totally updated with new lines.
Watts presented a proposed change in zoning ordinances to allow for temporary and vehicle-based businesses, such as food trucks. Currently town ordinances prohibit that type business. Aldermen voted to advertise the ordinance change.
The board recessed to 5:30 p.m. July 20.


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