Prattville – An amendment, sponsored by Councilman Tom Miller, to allow areas annexed by the 2010 Plan to receive sanitation services, was adopted Tuesday night at the City Council meeting.
The change allows those residents to have city sanitation services that will be charged to them on monthly water bills.
Prattville Mayor Jim Byard Jr. said that this would affect about a thousand residents between Hollybrook area east, a little section of Pierce Lane near Cooters Pond, and neighborhoods to the western part of the city, which will be Northington Road and on to Nolan Falls.
The homes in the western neighborhoods would have weekly garbage collection by canisters supplied by the city and the eastern residents using bags placed by the curb will be served twice a week; both sections will have weekly trash pickup, the same as Prattville residents do now.
“It just makes practical sense that when a truck is out there already servicing Riverchase north that they go on into Hollybrook on those days (Tuesdays and Fridays). They will be billed the exact same way you and I are billed for the water bill,” the mayor told the Council members.
The mayor also said that bids for canisters had been sent out and should be ready to go before the Council by the next meeting on February 16.
“I believe it’s going to be in the neighborhood of $40,000,” said Byard. “That money will come from the city budget coffers and we’re going to ask you to amend the budget at the next council meeting and provide those canisters for those citizens in the western portion of the annexed areas.”
“This moves us closer to providing 100% service in the newly annexed areas,” he continued.
The 2010 Plan was a joint agreement made about eight years ago regarding more than 30 miles of property located inside the police jurisdiction around the fringes of the city.
Article by Marc Parker
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