Council Accepts Republic Bid for Removal of Bio-Solids and Declined ODOTís Jurisdictional Transfer of Portions of Williams Highway.
The Grants Pass City Council, although displeased with the way the bidding process was handled, did vote 7 to 1 to have the cityís bio-solids hauled to the Dry Creek Landfill in Jackson County by Republic Services at a cost of $40 per liquid ton pending successful negotiation of Republicís franchise agreement with the city. Gary Penning of Dry Creek Landfill estimated there would be 30,000 tons annually.
Then, in a unanimous vote, Council directed staff to enter into a negotiation with Republic Services for the disposal of vegetative and wood construction waste, giving Republic the exclusive right to the name ĎJoGroí and leasing the facility for $5,000 per year on a 7 year rolling agreement.
When those negotiations are complete it will essentially take the city out of the composting business.
Then the city turned down ODOTís proposal to provide a center turn lane, bike lanes and sidewalks along highway 238 at a cost of about $4.2 million, with just over $700,000 coming in matching funds from the city and county plus at the completion of the project jurisdictional transfer of portions of the highway would be the total responsibility of the local governments.
Earlier in the evening a resolution supporting City status as an entitlement grantee for Community Block Grant funds from HUD was passed unanimously as was the resolution accepting the monetary grants, also from Community Development Block Grants for seismic and structural upgrades on historic buildings to the tune of $250,000