New Windsor gets rights to land but no word on request for grant

January 07, 1993|By Traci A. Johnson | Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer

The New Windsor Town Council received good news and bad news during last night's monthly meeting.

The town now has all rights to the land it purchased on Geer Lane in order to build a composting facility. The legal papers are filed, and the matter appeared to be settled.

But there is still no word on the grant request they made to the state to help pay for the facility.

"I don't know what to tell you," Steve Horn, the county planner who put in the request, told the council. "We may hear something by spring, maybe."

Town Attorney Marker Lovell said all the paperwork was properly filed and the transfer of the land, formerly owned by Dennis Yingling, was completed.

Until the town receives an answer to its request, the land will continue to be used as a recycling bin and waste oil site.

Discarded Christmas trees also can be taken to that site on the next two Saturdays. The trees will be mulched and used in public projects.

In other business last night, Councilman Terry Petry told the council that installation of the new fence around the town ball fields, which costs $2,900, will occur as soon as weather permits.

Mayor James C. Carlisle said he was concerned about the haphazard way recycled goods are being picked up by the town's trash hauler, Haden Trash Removal Inc.

Mr. Carlisle said several other towns in the county are having problems with pickups of recyclables, and said the collectors have skipped his home a few times.

"When you skip the mayor, you're messing with the wrong person," Mr. Carlisle said.

Councilman Ronnie Blackston said he has received complaints from citizens about untagged vehicles parked in the town.

Mr. Blackston said Resident Trooper Phil Henry has spoken to some of the offenders, but the councilman said the vehicles should be moved or they will be towed.

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