Council To Swear In Sergeant, Talk Recycling at Final 2013 Meeting

 12/16/2013 - 03:04

In its last scheduled meeting of the year Monday, Saline City Council will swear in a police sergeant, learn about a Washtenaw County health initiative, hear about efforts to sell its Monroe Street property, and decide whether or not to approve a five-year contract extension with Waste Management.

During the presentations portion of the agenda, the mayor will swear in a new sergeant with the Saline Police Department. A representative from the Washtenaw County Health Initiative will talk about county-wide collaboration to improve health care access to low-income residents. A realtor from Reinhart will update council on efforts to sell 207 Monroe St., a city-owned parcel that council wishes to sell.

Council has several action items on the agenda. The city will decide whether or not to extend its deal with Waste Management for five years. Waste Management hauls away the city's trash and recyclables. One of the highlights of the deal is a proposal to replace 16-gallon recycling bins with 96-gallon carts, and to move to bi-weekly recycling pickup. There would be no extra cost to the city in the first year of the deal, and then inflation-adjusted increases the next four years.

Saline City Council will also consider a recommendation to pay JenMotion $7,500 to plan the Saline Rec Center's marketing campaign. The new campaign is tied to a plan to increase membership at the city-owned center. In other Rec Center news, council will consider approving new rules and policies for the center.

Council will also consider a plan to apply for State Historic Preservation Office grants for upkeep at the Rentschler Farm Museum and Oakwood Cemetery. Barn roofs and salvage barn at the Rentschler Farm Museum need to be repaired. The grants would pay about 60 percent of the cost. The city's share would be $29,120. The city may also seek a grant to restore the windows in the mausoleum at Oakwood Cemetery. The city's share would be $6,400.

In the consent agenda, council will be asked to approve the resignation of SPD dispatcher Jean Bondie, who plans to retire Jan. 16 after more than 20 years with the department. Council will also be asked to accept the resignation of Marc Taylor from the Parks Commission.



Tran Longmoore
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