Here’s a recap of Simpsonville City Council’s March 23 meeting:
APPROVED: Public Works to take over garbage collection
City Council approved a proposal for the Public Works department to reclaim garbage collection at the conclusion of the city’s five-year contract with third-party vendor ACE Environmental, which was acquired by Meridian Waste.
The Public Works Department is prepared to take over sanitation services in September with three side-loader garbage trucks and one rear-loader garbage truck are expected to be delivered by late July.
This item will have a second reading on April 13.
APPROVED: Discontinuation of curbside recycling
City Council approved a proposal to discontinue curbside recycling.
Since December 2019, the city has been paying Pratt Recycling to accept recyclables picked up by ACE Environmental instead of receiving payment for the recyclables. Simpsonville initially paid Pratt $25 per ton, but the rate has increased to $65 per ton, and the city is spending an average of more than $5,000 a month for the vendor to accept the recyclables.
The city plans to continue encouraging residents to recycle by providing a list of sites for dropping off recyclables and further education.
This item will have a second reading on April 13 and if approved, the city will stop curbside recycling in September.
APPROVED: Rezoning of 215-231 Stenhouse Road
City Council approved the proposed rezoning of a property at 215-231 Stenhouse Road on first reading. The property will be rezoned as a residential high-density neighborhood.
Approved: Rezoning of property on Stokes Road
City Council approved the rezoning of property on Stokes Road on first reading. The property was rezoned to a residential low-density neighborhood.