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By Al Stover 

Lind Town Council approves CDSI contract amendment


September 6, 2018

The Lind Town Council voted 4-0 at the Aug. 28 meeting to approve a contract amendment between Consolidated Disposal Services Inc. (CDSI) and the Town for garbage collection. Council Member Kathy Vedder was absent.

At the Aug. 14 meeting, Mayor Paula Bell said she and Clerk-Treasurer Kylie Buell reviewed the current rates to the adjusted amounts and none of the increases are over $1.

The rate increase only applies to the rate the Town pays the CDSI for garbage collection. It does not change solid waste rates for Lind residents.

In other action items, the Council authorized Bell to sign the services agreement between the Town and Century West Engineering Inc. for engineering consulting services.

During the Mayor’s report, Bell said Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) Consultant Dan Bannier informed her the company needed 15 more income survey responses. Bell added that Bannier is scheduled to visit Lind on Sept. 5-6 to conduct personal interviews with residents who were selected to participate in the survey.

After RCAC receives 150 responses and validates the survey, the company will contact funding agencies with the results.

Bell added the United States Census Bureau is preparing for the 2020 census and is encouraging local households to participate in the survey.

She also provided an update on public access to the Town dump.

At the Aug. 14 meeting, Bell said she was informed that railroad ties were found at the site. She added public access to the dump was closed while the incident was under investigation.

Bell explained no ties were found at the site, rather it was debris from a barn and posts. She added the dump has been rearranged and is once again open to the public.

For information purposes, she presented a draft of Initiative 1634 that will be on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot.

If approved, Bell said I-1634 would preempt local governments from taxing goods sold for consumption, including candy bars and soda, in businesses like grocery stores. If voters approve I-1634, it would be go into effect on Dec. 6.

Bell announced the Town received 1,319.82 bushels of the club wheat grown at the Lind Municipal Airport. The wheat was sold for $5.58 a bushel.

In council reports, Council Member Rose Elkington suggested the Council schedule a workshop in September to prepare for the 2019 Town budget, and set goals for the future.

Bell said the Council could also use the workshop to generate project ideas for the Complete Streets program.


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