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August 8, 2013

City continues work on solid waste services

CLINTON — Requiring all Clinton households to use the city-provided solid waste services and the future of the city's garbage trucks and trash cans were among the items Clinton City Council members discussed during a work session Wednesday.

During a Committee of the Whole work session, Clinton City Council members met with Nick Dragisich of public sector adviser Springsted to talk about the request for proposal (RFP) the city will issue for solid waste services.

Both private haulers and the city will be able to submit proposals for an eight-year contract. Springsted will aid city employees in creating their proposal.

Council members deliberated on what to do with the roughly 2,500 of the city's 9,000 households that use private haulers rather than the city-provided service. Dragisich asked if the council wanted to require these residents to use the city service.

At-large Councilman John Rowland explained to Dragisich there are some unanswered legal questions regarding an ordinance that would exclude residents from using private haulers.

"It would be nice to have the capability, but I'm not sure we have the authority to do it," Rowland said.

Dragisich said while he's unfamiliar with Iowa's laws, it's common for cities that have organized pickup to tell residents they have to use the city service.

"Most places when they have organized collection, everyone has to use the city vendor because it gets your cost down," Dragisich said. "Part of the reason of going to organized collection is to reduce the number of trucks on the road and protect the condition of your streets. And so the extent that you have multiple people coming in, coming down the street with loaded trucks, you're not accomplishing a major part of the goal that most people look to organized collection for."

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