Garbage collection on council’s radar
Just when you think you have heard it all, someone directs you to the minutes of a special meeting of the Clarke’s Beach town council held in August to discuss garbage and an old truck.
After speaking with residents of the town they all agree that we have in place one of the best garbage collections in the area, the way things are now. We can still remember how it was when we had a cleanup once a year. When having a paint can in a garbage bag meant it would be left by the roadside.
Is this what our town fathers want to resort back to? You may think we have things dropped off in the woods now! Just think what it will be like if this crowd gets this to work.
Then there is the matter of the truck — a 2000 waste compactor no less. No mention of tonnage, mileage or type of engine. It was owned by the Town of Grand Bank. Apparently it has served its useful time to the town, so they are letting it go.
To go from what we have now to this … would take an engineering company a week or longer to put together. But for our council? An hour or so. Do they know the cost of operating such a vehicle (maintenance, fuel consumption, condition of the truck)?
The last time council bought a second-hand truck we paid dearly for it afterwards.
One thing I do agree with that came out of the meeting was the matter of collecting commercial garbage, something our taxpayers should not be paying for.
If our town is moving ahead, we need to get our heads around a way to bring in recycling. Someone said it can’t work here. That’s false. They also said that about the 911 system.
Come on! Let’s move forward, not backward. If we can afford to dump taxpayers money in the Glam and out to sea then we surely can keep a good system going.
If our town is moving ahead, we need to get our heads around a way to bring in
Frank Evely Sr. writes from Clarke’s Beach