Nov 13, 2013 at 2:08 pm
The grand forks city council may not be done with debating the merits of the city’s recycling program. A vote to approve a new five year agreement with waste management was postponed at Tuesday’s safety-service committee meeting. Councilman ken vien said he wanted to wait until he could discuss the issue in person. Both vien and committee member tyronne grandstrand were hooked into the meeting via phone with some glaring technical issues. City administrator todd feland says a decision on the contract could be delayed for two weeks but not much longer as the existing deal runs out at the end of the year.
Mayor mike brown broke a three-three council tie in august to continue the existing recycling program rather than an expanded level of service. Under the proposed contract the cost of recycling would climb to two-dollars-53 cents for the average residential customer in 2014.