Seneca Twp. board considers scrap tire collection 2.18

Written by David Green.

Seneca Township board members discussed Feb. 9 the possibility of scheduling a collection of used tires. Surrounding townships and the City of Morenci will be contacted to see if there’s any interest in participating.

One company contacted charges a set price for each tire collected, said township clerk Allison Ott, and the township would be responsible for hauling the tires to the waste removal company’s site. Another company would bring a trailer to the collection site.

Either way, Ott said, residents would be required to pay a fee to cover the cost of the collection.

Ott said the township board is considering the collection as a service to help keep roadsides and property cleaner.

TRASH—The board accepted a bid from Archbold Refuse Service for spring cleanup trash collection April 18. Allied Waste, the company used in the past, did not submit a bid.

The ARS bid is below the cost of last year’s collection, and it includes an extended collection time until 2 p.m. rather than noon.

PA 116—P.A. 116 agreements (Farmland and Open Spaces Preservation Program) were accepted for Bruinsma Dairy (one) and Pickles Farms (four).

BUILDING FEES—Revised building code fees will be discussed at the March meeting when building inspector Kevin Arquette will be present to explain details of the code.

A reference page of the existing fee structure is missing and a draft replacement was written by Ott, with the help of Arquette.

MAEMS—As of Jan. 9, the Morenci Area EMS service showed $2,473 in the checking account and $990 in savings.

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