Archive for June, 2010
A quick rundown of what the Garrard/Lincoln Solid Waste Management Area is getting from its $169,000 grant:
- Six new permanent recycling collection sites. Four in Lincoln and two in Garrard will make a total of four collection sites in each county. Garrard’s two new sites will likely be in the extreme north of the county around the Bryantsville area and in the Buckeye area north of Lancaster.
- A new horizontal baler and conveyor belt to improve capacity, efficiency and speed at the recycling processing operation in Lincoln.
- Recycling bins for every classroom in each school. While schools had already been recycling, now the bins will be standardized and easily recognizable.
- Four $200 recycling bins on the Lancaster Public Square.
- Six $200 recycling bins at Logan-Hubble Park
- Increased ability at the Garrard convenience center to handle e-scrap (cell phones, laptops, some TVs) and cardboard.
I’m out of town today, but there are two events of interest going on in Garrard County:
- The public library is having the grand opening of its new wing this afternoon, with a dedication ceremony at 2 p.m.
- The Garrard County Humane Society’s Bark at the Park is this afternoon from 1-6 p.m. at Logan Hubble Park.
From John Wilson via Facebook:
Just received word that our recycling program has received a grant for over 169,000 (one of the largest in KY this cycle) to help further expand our program! Great work by coordinator Chris Thomason!
More details early next week once I talk with Chris and John and perhaps some others.
Judge-Exec John Wilson has announced that the fiscal court is getting as much as about $150,000 to fix erosion problems caused by May’s flooding that affected portions of Nina Ridge Road, Sad Lane, Jess Ray Road and Jack Black Road:
The Garrard County Fiscal Court announced today that it had received funding in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in an amount not exceed $150,428.00 for multiple Emergency Watershed Protection projects in the county. The Garrard Fiscal Court will be responsible for providing matching in-kind services in an estimated amount of $37,607.00.
Garrard County-based Croucher Excavating will be performing the private portion of the work. The work is supposed to be complete by June 16 (Wednesday). Until then, road closures can be expected along the affected portions of road during working hours.
The city council restored its regular level of funding for solid waste at tonight’s meeting after Chris Thomason explained why Lancaster is asked to contribute $10,000. Leonard Smith asked what it is that Lancaster gets for its contribution that the cities in Lincoln County do not. Thomason explained that solid waste does a lot of cleanup around the city and he personally helps city employee Lisa Domidion by enforcing city codes, even taking some people to court. Lancaster residents can also use the Garrard County Convenience Center to dispose of trash, a perk Lincoln Countians do not have.
There was no decision made about the Garrard County Food Pantry. Mayor Rinthen reiterated his statements that he cannot tell how much it will cost the city in electricity to keep housing the Food Pantry until after the school officially moves out. Council members reiterated their statements that they hope the food pantry can stay. A house was apparently offered for housing the food pantry, but pantry operator Jeanette Aldridge said the house is not accessible enough for the may elderly people who come to her for food.
I had a busy and abbreviated week last week, meaning I didn’t have time to post anything on here. My fiance and I also had engagement photos taken on Saturday, so I missed some weekend events in Garrard County. However, the Sefcaks did not miss the events and took plenty of photos.
You can see Karla and Gary’s albums of photos from the Come Sit a Spell chair auction Saturday evening here, photos from the opening of the Garrard County Farmers Market here, and photos from cleanup of an illegal dump site here.
There’s a Lancaster City Council meeting tonight at 7, at which a couple of things are expected to be discussed: 1) the council might have word on whether the Garrard Food Pantry will have to relocate at the end of June, and 2) John Wilson is attending to talk to the council about its support for solid waste and why Lancaster is expected to contribute $10,000 annually to the solid waste budget (last month the council voted to give only $2,500 contingent on Lincoln County cities coming up with $7,500). I’ll have some info up here tonight after the meeting, and a story or two should be in tomorrow’s paper.