City wants to clean up ‘bunkhouses’
The community and protective services committee has approved a two-year pilot to limit waste at Sandy Hill “bunkhouses.”
According to a staff report, conversions of traditional single-family homes into student houses with as many as 20 bedrooms, dubbed “bunkhouses,” has led to an increase in waste and storage challenges.
That leads to greater costs related to “the large amount of waste collected, staff time enforcing solid waste guidelines and property garbage management infractions.”
The committee has agreed to amend the property maintenance and property standards bylaws to limit the waste and recycling containers to eight per property, and require their storage in backyards, side yards, or enclosed in the front yard. Council votes on the issue June 28.
RIBS ARE On! meat and GREET Steve Vaughn, manager of Texas Outlaw BBQ in Kentucky, slathers up some ribs before the lunch rush Thursday at the Ottawa Ribfest on Sparks Street. The event runs until Sunday.