Changes coming for garbage pick-up in Jemison

Published 10:46 pm Monday, January 3, 2011

All Jemison residents and businesses should have their trash ready for pick-up Tuesday morning.

The city contracted its garbage collection at a council meeting on Dec. 6 and took time at Monday’s meeting to remind residents of the changes.

Garbage should be at the curb Tuesday morning no matter whether residents have received a new garbage bin—if not, the old bins should be used.

Mayor Eddie Reed said the new bins will be delivered in the coming weeks; residents should not try to pick them up at Jemison Municipal Complex.

Because of the change in service, not all trash should be expected to be collected on Tuesday.
Instead, crews may have to make several rounds over the next few days.

Collection will be flexible over the first two or three weeks, but in the future all garbage will be collected on Tuesdays.

“It’s going to be a little bit different for us for a while,” Reed said.

Reed said residents should have already received letters detailing the changes.

In other business, the council:

•Changed over part-time employee Karen McMinn to full-time status.

McMinn is responsible for overseeing rental of the city’s auditorium, and the council agreed—after considering a ledger showing the facility brought in $12,730 since its construction in June 2010 until December 2010—that McMinn couldn’t adequately perform her duties under her former schedule.

•Bought an advertisement for $775 in The Clanton Advertiser’s annual Progress edition, which will be published at the end of February.

•Moved the next scheduled regular meeting from Jan. 17, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to Jan. 18.

The meeting will begin at the normal time of 6 p.m.

•Recognized Fire and Rescue Chief John Dennis and his department for receiving two federal grants worth a combined $294,000.

•Adjusted the water bill for Jerry Ray.