Money for the project was put into the
2009-10 budget, but not enough to conduct the cleanup. For the
2010-11 budget, that old amount was rolled into the new budget year
and $10,000 added to it. Thus far, even though the money was
budgeted, it has not been sufficient to cover the cost of a cleanup
Snyder told aldermen Tuesday night at the committee of
the whole workshop meeting that he had contacted three waste hauling
companies and asked them to offer proposals on how they would
conduct a citywide cleanup within the city budget.
One firm had responded that they couldnít obligate to the dates
Snyder was hoping for and therefore would not submit a proposal.
Snyder did get proposals from Allied Waste Service in Springfield
and Area Disposal, the company that services most Lincoln residents
as well as the city.
Allied Waste said they could do a one-Saturday-only event with
roll-off trash boxes located in centralized locations and would
advertise the event for the city.
They promised 20-, 30-, and 40-yard boxes and a total of 54 of
them for the cost of $20,000.
Area Disposalís proposal included quite a bit more.
By the time they contacted Snyder; they had already talked to
authorities at the Logan County Fairgrounds and had gotten approval
to make that the central collection point.
They said they could conduct the collections on two Saturdays,
April 28 and May 5, from 6 a.m. to noon each day, and would provide
the advertising for each event.
The items they will accept include doors, windows, tires,
furniture, carpet and wood scraps that are bundled together, and
Area Disposal asked the city to provide an end loader to help
with large or extra-heavy items.
They also want the city to provide helpers who will check
identification of people hauling trash in, to assure they are