All Trash, New Hire, Donations On City Council Agenda
By Alex Haglund
The Nashville City Council met for a very quick regular meeting on Thursday, October 5, their first for the month.
Two appointments to the Zoning Board were approved by the council. Bob Love was appointed to the board and Mark McCleary was reappointed to it.
Approval was given to Police Chief Brian Fletcher and City Clerk Terrie Kurwicki to seek a new employee for administrative work. The job will be full time hours, but is composed a of a part time position at the police department and a part time position at city hall.
Following the Fall Festival and town-wide yard sales, Street Department Superintendent Rich Schuette said that his crews had to dispose of a large number of televisions that were thrown out (illegally).
“We had 35 TVs that we got rid of today,” Schuette told the council, and said that the streets department had taken them to the Jackson County Health Department in Carbondale for disposal, and had to pay a fee.
Council members asked if an electronics recycling day had been announced recently – in the past, the County Board’s Solid Waste Committee and the Washington County Health Department had teamed up to sponsor these events, but none have been announced for the fall so far. In the past, the sponsors had trouble locating a recycler that would accept televisions, one of the most common items to be disposed of.
Schuette announced that there would be All-Trash days coming up soon. They will be held on Saturday, October 28; Wednesday, November 1, and Saturday, November 4.
The City Compost site will also be opened on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., for use by residents of the city of Nashville only.
There were three items on the meeting’s agenda for the finance and insurance committee – a hole sponsorship for the American Legion Golf Tournament, and donations for the Community Center and for the Washington County Historical Society, both groups who had members discuss their needs with the council at previous meetings.
All three items were tabled for the month.
Mayor Erik Rolf stated that the items needed to be tabled due to a law that he had just heard about prior to arriving at the meeting, which pertained to “all three donations,” Rolf said, “to make sure that the amounts we’re talking about are ok.”
“We do have a plan for you,” Rolf said to Historical Society President Cathy Dinkelman and other members of the Historical Society who were present at the meeting, “we just need to check things out.”
There will be a planning commission meeting for the month of October. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 16.
There will be no October Zoning Committee meeting.