At its last meeting, the Bosque Farms Village Council heard reports from two trash companies.
Waste Management has had an exclusive contract with Bosque Farms, and the company’s representative asked to continue to offer that service.
Mel Sisson, owner of Superior Waste, said he could provide the village with better service for less money.
In a flyer addressed to Bosque Farms business owners and residents, Sisson said, “If you will support the idea of a local small company which offers recycling services, employs local workers, pays local gross receipts tax … please attend the council meeting.”
Sisson said Superior Waste is one of the companies that picks up trash for Valencia County. He would provide a recycling service and free bins for community projects in Bosque Farms.
He also will use smaller trucks that turn around easier on small streets in the village.
But Marlene Feuer, representing Waste Management, said her company has been picking up trash in Bosque Farms for 20 years and provides the service at competitive prices.
Several members of the audience spoke in favor of each proposal. They criticized Waste Management for tearing up streets with big trucks. But others praised Waste Management for providing a good service.
Others praised Sisson’s company for taking time to clean up objects they see in the streets.
The councilors did not vote on which service to use.
The council also listened to a report from Sharon Eastman of the planning and zoning commission about a proposed Land Subdivision Ordinance.
The proposal to impose impact fees was discussed at length. Impact fees are a one-time fee from a developer to help pay for infrastructure.
No vote was taken on the proposal.