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Recycling options reviewed at Verona

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Verona aldermen listened to a recycling presentation given by Leslie Smith, vice president of All Points Recycling of Cassville, at the council's June meeting.

All Points Recycling is a private, family-owned company that was opened in April of 2006 by Brenda Fletcher and Smith.

All Points Recycling buys and sells material from facilities all across the United States, then brokers the materials to other facilities.

A second branch of the business, a processing facility, opened in June of 2008. The company accepts many recycled goods from area residents who drop off their materials.

Equipment used includes: a densifier, which compacts styrofoam; a plastic grinder, which will break apart any plastic material; and a baler, wich converts cardboard, plastic bottles and other materials into bales.

All food-contact containers must be rinsed out before being taken to the facility.

Mayor Lloyd Airrington reported he received a bid in the amount of $350 to remove a dead tree from the Canon Park. Aldermen decided that maintenance worker Rick Wright would cut down the tree and have someone else remove the stumps.

Aldermen approved building an equipment cage in the fire station. Fire department personnel will get a list of building supplies and a cost estimate.

In other business, aldermen:

* Discussed the chip and seal project on West Main costing more than anticipated. The concensus was the cost increase was within reason.

* Heard the culvert in front of the school on Second Street had been replaced with a larger one and should handle stormwater runoff adequately.

* Terminated employment of Officer Michael Jackson.* Heard the ultraviolet lights disinfection system at the wastewater treatment plant was tripping out as temperatures began to rise and has subsequently been re-wired and is operational.

* Received an invoice in the amount of $19,600 from Ace Pipe Cleaning for single point repairs to the sewer system.



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