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City-wide clean-up changes announced

Monday, April 30, 2012

A change in Monett's annual city-wide clean-up procedure was explained at the April meeting of the Monett City Council.

Sanitation Superintendent Russ Balmas said the city will limit collections from each household to eight cubic yards, the equivalent of one dump truck load. Balmas said one load is a reasonable expectation for one household in a year's time.

Crews will not pick up more than one load when they begin collections on April 30. Property owners with a bigger amount will have to call the city and schedule a separate pick-up with payment.

Balmas said some accumulations seem to represent material being brought in from out of town for disposal.

The city-wide clean-up runs through May 11.

As park superintendent, Balmas said all the city-owned soccer fields were being enclosed by fences to prevent vandalism by motorists. The new field south of the railroad tracks and east of the wastewater plant on Eisenhower would be open for use in the near future.

Work on finishing Monett Community Center renovations was delayed waiting for roofers. Once the roof was done, Balmas expected crews to finish with the floors, build new restrooms, paint and then complete the parking lot.

Building Inspector Wade Ennes said he issued a permit for the Casey's convenience store on Cleveland to place a small addition on the rear of their building. Construction has also begun on the new Monett Rural Fire Association station on County Road.

Phones were installed at Ennes' new office at 508 Bond. Once the fiber optics were installed to run the computers, Ennes expected to complete the move of his operations center.

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