Demolition has begun behind the buildings where Caffeine Addicts and Home Plate are located in order to continue our long term plans of developing that block between City Hall and our downtown business district. Seeing those old buildings come down is a welcome sight, and I look forward to the progress our Downtown Development Authority is continuing to make for our city.
Road pavings in the works for this year include Whittemore Street, Valley View Drive, Rollins Industrial Court, Marilyn Circle, Jenkins Street, and Old County Road. We continually identify needs and this is an ongoing resurfacing process we are working through.
We are also beginning a recycling pilot program to gauge interest of people within the community that wish to recycle plastic 1-7, paper and cardboard, and tin/aluminum cans. We will be contracting for a big container drop off spot, and I will update you on it’s location when that is determined. All the items can be dumped into one big container, so there will be no need to separate the three types of items mentioned above into separate containers.
We also addressed an issue that has come up about our sewer non connection fee the city charges when we provide sewer to properties that ultimately do not connect. We did lower that non connection fee to $15 across the board to ease the burden on residents who voiced those concerns.