January 21, 2015 Edition

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Hoxie to look at waste management

Megan Heyl
Staff Writer

The Hoxie City Council formed a committee to make recommendations for refuse and waste management at its meeting on Jan. 13.

The committee will review and assess changes that need to be made to serve the citizens of Hoxie without putting the city in financial strain.

Issues to be assessed include the grain-bed truck drop-off point, what items will be picked up on trash routes and spring and fall cleanups.

Mayor Lanny Tinker, Aldermen Tim Taylor and Sherry Moore and citizen David Craig will serve on the committee.

Also at the meeting, an ordinance was passed to rename the Hoxie Service Center the Kenneth Quarry Service Center. Quarry retired from the council on Dec. 31, 2014, after serving for over 50 years.

Tinker said he plans to have a plaque made with private funds and schedule a dedication in the near future.

In other business:

  • Tinker announced he will be reducing his salary by $100 a month to save some money for the city. Aldermen voted and agreed to also reduce their monthly pay by $50 each.

  • due to Hoxie dispatch moving to county, the Hoxie City Hall will no longer be open during non-office hours. The water bill drop box is now located on the green exterior police department door for after hours payments. Office hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • the council reviewed options offered by Continental Utility Solutions, Inc. for an online payment option for Hoxie water bills. The fee to make each payment is $2.90 and would be at the costumer's expense. No action was taken.

  • Tinker announced that the city will receive its ISO rating on Friday, Jan. 23.

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