City has contracted more than 20 years with Waste Management

Tipp City Council will be asked Aug. 7 to approve a new contract with a new company for trash collection.

After contracting for more than 20 years with Waste Management, the city staff recommended council approve a contract with Rumpke of Ohio Inc. The contract received a first reading during council’s meeting July 17.

Rumpke and Waste Management were the two companies that submitted bids for the three-year contract that would be effective Oct. 1.

The proposed ordinance states the Rumpke bid was the lowest and best.

The contract includes alley pick up for collecting and disposing residential refuse, co-mingled recycling collection, co-mingled residential refuse and yard waste and yard waste removal.

The bid tabulation sheet included with the proposed ordinance showed the estimated total cost in 2018 for Waste Management services would be $906,747 compared to $855,161 for Rumpke.

The Rumpke bid cost per month for refuse collection including recycling for each of the three years was $20.93, the same as the current rate.

Either party could revoke the agreement with 120-day notice.

The franchise would give Rumpke the exclusive right to collect and dispose of garbage, refuse and recycling from households and municipal properties.

In other business July 17, the council heard a first reading of an ordinance that would approve the final plat for the Regal Beloit America subdivision and finalize the city acceptance of public right of way on North Third Street.

Brad Vath, assistant city manager, said the plat would create two lots, including one for the new Gateway Plastic business that last year announced it would built a facility on the property. The measure would provide an additional five feet of right of way, he said.

Council also heard a first reading of an ordinance that would appropriate more money to cover expenses for unanticipated projects or costs that have come up during the year. Among the additional money request would be $6,500 to study feasibility of railroad overpass to allow for continued traffic flow if a train is stopped on the tracks in town and an additional $25,000 for Weller Drive traffic improvements

Those ordinances also will be considered by council at its Aug. 7 meeting.