Last updateThu, 29 Jan 2015 3pm

City council accepts trash service bid

    The Bourbon City Council reviewed two bids for trash service Tuesday night. The two bids came from Swinger Sanitation of Cuba and WCA of Rolla.

    The Swinger Sanitation bid was submitted for a three-year contract with twice-a-week curbside service and a three-year contract with once-a-week pickup. The twice-a-week bid per household was $10.23 per month the first year, $10.43 the second and $10.63 the third. The once-a-week bid was $9.92 per month the first year, $10.11 the second and $10.31 the third. The bid also included twice-a-year roll off services for large town projects such as the fall festival for $1,200 dollars a year. An option was also added to include large poly-cart containers for an additional $2 per month.
    The WCA was bid at two options. The first option included once-a-week pickup, including the poly carts at $11.45 per month. Option two included once-a-week service with no cart for $10.75 and if the customer wanted a cart it would be an additional $2 per month. Both were three-year proposals with the prices locked in for one year and prices for years two and three dependent on the consumer price index but not to surpass a three-percent increase. The bid also included a yearly citywide curb clean up free of charge.
    A motion was made by Ward II Alderman Stanley Bell and seconded by Ward I Alderman Bob Gargus to accept a contract with Swinger Sanitation for twice a week pickup with poly carts and the board unanimously voted in its favor.
    Other points of discussion at Tuesday’s meeting were:
    • Water tower tank inspections
    • DNR Water System Improvement Grant Application
    • WWTPF Operating Permit Update from Monty Todd
    • 852 Old Highway 66 sewer line problem update