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.