Marion residents will need to take care of C&D waste

Marion residents who generate more than a cubic yard of commercial and demolition waste will need to take it to the transfer station and pay additional county fees themselves.

The Marion City Commission Monday heard from David Mayfield, city administrator, that he has told city trash truck operators to notify residents with C&D waste of the policy.

Mayfield said he has heard from David Brazil, county transfer station manager, that the city disposed of $46.80 of C&D for the year through August, and that the city needs to devise a system to charge customers for more than a cubic yard.

Mayfield said, “I submit that it is ludicrous for us to institute this collection system at our expense when it would only benefit the county.”

He said the city will continue to offer Dumpsters or a dump truck to residents in instances when they may want to demolish something like a garage or a house, but those customers would have to pay the additional county assessment of C&D waste at two cents a pound.

Gene Warnica and Tony Schafers asked commissioners for access on city-owned railroad right-of-way property so they could drive into rear points on their adjoining personal property in the area behind the head-start school and car wash on South Third.

The two men had heard a road on the right-of-way going northwest from the Senior Center might be closed because of city granting of property to private ownership there.

Commissioner Jim Crofoot said the “road” actually is not a legal road, and needs to be closed to protect the city from liabilities on it.

The commissioners said they would study the situation.

The commissioners passed approval 2-1 of a Kansas police and fire retirement resolution to enable city police officers to participate in KPERS retirement beginning in 2004. Mayor Eloise Mueller said she voted against it because she wanted more time to study it. Crofoot and Commissioner Larry McLain voted for it.

Harvey Sanders, public works director, said cleanup of the park following Art in the Park last weekend was well done, in part due to effort by Margo Yates of the Chamber of Commerce.

Commissioners approved the August investment and collateral report and the August financial statement.

They went into executive session at the end of the meeting to discuss personnel.

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