Manchester Council tables waste proposal

January 13, 1993|By Fred Rasmussen | Fred Rasmussen,Contributing Writer

The Manchester Town Council last night at its regular meeting tabled for further review and clarification a proposed ordinance that would specify what refuse can be collected in the town.

It was Councilman Gerald H. Bollinger who found several amendments out of order, which caused Mayor Earl A.J. Warehime Jr. to suggest discussing the ordinance later when those irregularities are corrected.

Councilman Bollinger also suggested that the Town Council obtain a list of what can be dumped in the county landfill "so we will be able to call it out loud and clear" for the town's residents and businesses.

An ordinance dealing with the town's water supply was accepted by the council. Its major provisions will require developers to furnish a water supply to deliver 375 gallons of water per day for each dwelling or commercial unit.

If a well cannot be located, the unit will have to be hooked into the town water system, and the developer will be assessed a water replacement fee of $1,500 -- if the system can meet the need. The fee will have to be paid before building permits are issued.

Town Manager Terry L. Short said, "This is getting at large developers so we have the funds to find replacement water."

"On a per lot basis, this charge is very reasonable," Mr. Warehime said.

In other business, the council approved the extension of an ordinance on sewer charges that it has adopted twice before and adopted several personnel policy changes that will affect the town's 16 employees.

A rumor that parking meters would be installed on Main Street was brought before the council by Charles Bowman, a 20-year resident who said it was "discrimination" against residents of the area who risked having their cars ticketed.

He suggested that homeowners along Main Street, not businesses, be issued parking permits.

The Town Council promised to take the matter under consideration.

Chief of Police Donald Myers said in his annual report that incidents of suspicious people and cars were up and suggested that this was because the public was more aware of unknown individuals or autos in neighborhoods.

The next Town Council meeting will be Jan. 23.

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