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Alamo Council Stays with Republic Services

In a called meeting on January 16, the Alamo City Council decided on continuing a contract with Republic Services for its household and sludge collection. The City’s current contract with Republic was due to terminate at the end of January.

Previously, the Council received bids from Republic and Ryland Environmental, and tentatively approved Ryland’s bid. After reading over Ryland’s contract, the Council opted to stay with its current service which offers to collect household garbage for $15.98 per cart and to haul sludge at $750 per load.

In other business, the Council approved a movein date for its New City Hall, completed recently at a cost of just under $1 million. The project was delayed by change orders but still finished under budget. A check for $990,313.17 was issued to project contractor Pro-Construction. City administration moved out of the old City Hall location on Friday, January 19, and the new facility will begin hosting administrative functions and meetings on Monday, January 22. An open house will be held at a later date.

The Council approved contributing $6,250 to fund the preparation by Heart of Georgia Regional Commission of Wheeler County’s five-year comprehensive plan. Glenwood will contribute $6,250 and the County will contribute $12, 500 toward the $25,000 plan preparation. The project is state-mandated and will pave the way for grant applications and other funding in the future.

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