Article by Lois Freeland-
The Mayor and Board of Aldermen met on Monday evening, June 7, 2021, with all aldermen/women being present. After the Pledge of Allegiance, Mayor J.W. Creasy called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Minutes of the previous meeting, along with the financial statement, were read and approved unanimously.
A report was given regarding the ongoing state of the Solid Waste Department. There is no longer a possibility of contracting the garbage removal to an outside company due to the size of Sardis. It is not economically feasible for a company to send trucks into the area for such a small amount of revenue. If a neighboring town were to contract their services, it would be more feasible for a company to also add Sardis to their route. Since, at the present time, no neighboring towns have contracted with an outside agency, this option is not available.
Sardis continues to struggle to provide garbage service to its residents due to many factors. Last week alone, it was a near impossibility to fit all the garbage on the truck. Pickups have gone from 2 to 2-1/2 tons per week to 3+ tons per week. Fuel costs and dumping fees have increased. Much of what is being placed for pick up does not meet the parameters of household garbage. Therefore, the following guidelines have been put in place:
• Garbage pick-up is each Friday, with adjustments for holidays
• Garbage should not be put out until Thursday night or Friday morning
• Garbage pick-up will begin at 7:00 a.m.
• Only household garbage will be collected – no furniture, cardboard, wood, yard debris, metal or similar items (These items may be taken to a Henderson County Convenience…
For complete coverage, see the June 16th edition of The Lexington Progress.