What’s in an asterisk? | This agenda item for tonight’s council work session meeting contains an unexplained asterisk? “Discussion of Single Trash Hauler (Ordinance)*”
Reasons why | municipalities elect for single trash haulers might include:
- Improve service and reduce costs to the majority of residents
- Increase recycling by offering single-stream (no sorting) recycling to
- Reduce the impact of heavy trucks on local roads. Wear and tear on
the roads is a major expense to all taxpayers. One trip by a doubleaxle waste hauling truck is equivalent to the wear and tear of 1,000
cars on a road.
- Improve quality of life in our neighborhoods and throughout the municipality
by reducing truck noise and pollution, and increase safety on streets
by reducing truck traffic.
- Because trash would only be visible on individual streets one day per
week – rather than 5 days per week as we have now – the entire municipality
would look more appealing to potential businesses and residents.
In Landsdale | Several years ago, the borough asked for resident feedback. – Lansdale Reporter
In this town | The “Council ends single-hauler trash contract pursuit” – Paradise Valley Independent
Nothing yet | Columbia’s “Board of Education meets on the third Thursday of every month for regular Board Meetings and the first Thursday of the month for a Committee of the Whole. There is no agenda posted at this time for Thursday’s meeting.
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They don’t listen | This letter-to-the-editor is in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster:
An independent who’s voting blue | “Over several days, I called the office of Sen. Pat Toomey in Allentown to express my opinions. As a registered independent and a military veteran, I was under the misinterpretation that my thoughts would be respectfully received by the senator’s office. Boy, was I wrong! Twice now his staff has hung up the phone on me. They had no reason to as I was not swearing or being disrespectful. Are they just being overwhelmed with negative input?
“Makes me wonder if the senator is getting a little touchy about the positions he espouses for the dictator — or better put, the emperor in the White House who has no clothes.
“Unfortunately, the Republican Party no longer exists. We are now faced with the Party of tRump. Guess who is voting blue!” – Joe Oestreich, Caernarvon Township
On the November ballot | The Pennsylvania Marsy’s Law Crime Victims Rights Amendment – BallotPedia
Brand expansion | Nikolaus & Hohenadel legal notice – Lancaster Online
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