It’s one thing to make available a site for trash disposal. And it is another thing to annually lose over $1,000 to operate the site. For the City of Wilson, running a dumpster is coming at a loss as only $500 on a good month is coming in while it pays out $1,600 each month.


It’s one thing to make available a site for trash disposal. And it is another thing to annually lose over $1,000 to operate the site. For the City of Wilson, running a dumpster is coming at a loss as only $500 on a good month is coming in while it pays out $1,600 each month.

 

In an effort to minimize expenses and encourage citizens to bring their own trash to the site, the City Council will charge a minimum of $5 for usage of the dumpster, $10 for a pickup truck load and $15 for a trailer load. Those who leave their trash on the side of the road for the city to pick up will face heavier costs in the form of $15 for a pickup truck load and $25 for a trailer load. Those with a water bill are eligible to use the dumpster.

 

Tree and limb removal will cost $13 per load, a cost on which an exception could be made in case of a storm. The policy will be reviewed in four or five months.

 

Mayor Frank Schaaf informed the council that the city has spent $2,873 in cleaning up five properties, three of which were paid for by property owners and that there are more houses slated for review, including a property near the school.

 

Personnel matters were discussed with police officers Jarod Barnes and Stephen Holland having their probation status removed as well as city employee Marcia Schoonover. The council approved the hiring of Kevin Pointer on a 90-day probation period.

 

Approval was given to offer former Wilson dispatchers severance pay. Schaaf was authorized to offer no more than three weeks pay to dispatchers, who were laid off when Lone Grove assumed dispatch duties.

 

Michael Pineda
221-6542