Church Hill OKs trash, sewer plant pro­pos­als

Bulk pickup is May 21

Record Observer - - News - By JACK SHAUM jshaum@kibay­times.com

CHURCH HILL — The Church Hill Town Com­mis­sion­ers awarded a new con­tract for trash dis­posal and ap­proved a new bud­get for the op­er­a­tion of the town’s sewer plant at their meet­ing on Mon­day, May 2.

Two bids were sub­mit­ted for re­moval of trash over the next three years, said Act­ing Town Ad­min­is­tra­tor Ross Rhodes.

Ch­e­sa­peake Waste In­dus­tries of Sal­is­bury sub­mit­ted a bid of $2,867.20 a month through June 2019 for pick­ing up the refuse of town res­i­dents and busi­nesses and haul­ing it away.

The av­er­age trash re­moval from the town each week is es­ti­mated at about six tons, Rhodes said.

The se­cond bid came in from Bates Trash Re­moval of Beltsville, which quoted a fixed monthly rate of $4,080. Like Ch­e­sa­peake Waste, its bid was for ser­vice through June 30, 2019.

“It’s a pretty sub­stan­tial cost dif­fer­ence,” said Com­mis­sioner Char­lie Rhodes. “We’ve got some his­tory with Ch­e­sa­peake Waste.” The com­pany has been haul­ing the town’s trash for some years, ac­cord­ing to Ross Rhodes.

The com­mis­sion­ers voted unan­i­mously to ac­cept the bid of Ch­e­sa­peake Waste In­dus­try.

Also at the May 2 meet­ing, Mary­land En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vice, which has op­er­ated the town’s sewage treat­ment plant for more than 15 years, sub­mit­ted its pro­posed sewer plant bud­get for Fis­cal Year 2017.

It quoted a price of $43,162 for op­er­a­tion and main­te­nance of the plant. Its charge to the town for cur­rent Fis­cal Year 2016 was $42,355.

The com­mis­sion­ers voted unan­i­mously to ac­cept MES’s pro­posal for Fis­cal Years 2017, which be­gins July 1 of this year. BULK TRASH PICKUP This year’s bulk trash re­moval day for the Town of Church Hill is Satur­day, May 21 at 7 a.m.

Ac­cept­able items for pickup are ap­pli­ances, elec­tron­ics, furniture which should be bro­ken down if its large, bagged or boxed leaves, brush no more than four feet long or four inches wide, paint, bagged or boxed cloth­ing, card­board that has been bro­ken down, scrap metal, and pa­per prod­ucts in bulk.

Not ac­cept­able for pickup are car bat­ter­ies, bio haz­ard prod­ucts, tree stumps with limbs over four inches wide and four feet long, fu­els, and tires.

Any­one with ques­tions can con­tact the town hall at 41-7583740 or townofchurch­hill@ at­lanticbb.net.

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