The Top Three takeaways from the meeting:
1. The City Council approved a plan for county and federal funding for our infrastructure. In 2019, we will begin work on 43rd street from K-7 to Frisbee Road.
2. Waste Management provided an update on the on-going odor issue from the landfill. They have install a larger flare to reduce odor along with purchasing a new grinder for yard waste, also to reduce odor. They are using a new, more effective odor neutralizer to control the odor. WM has revamped the way they collect sludge. They are asking for a pre-treatment of an odor neutralizer to be used prior to being dumped at the landfill. Only one truck is allowed to dump sludge at a time, per day, and each day WM rotates the site of where the sludge will be dumped. When they accept the sludge, they use a second odor neutralizer as well. There have been 4 complaints in 2018, this is compared to 40 complaints in the first two months of 2017; a 90% reduction in complaints. Mike Hey, from Waste Management, encourages home owners to tour the facility, so they can get a better idea the process that WM uses on a daily basis.
3. There is a rising concern about E-Cigarette/Vape stores in the city, so the council listened to city staff about possible solutions to limit their access to minors. Future resolutions will be sent to the council for a final vote soon.