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City OKs 10-year solid waste management plan

The Greenville City Council accepted a 10-year solid waste management plan for Butler County and its surrounding municipalities during Monday night’s monthly city council meeting.

The plan would call for the inclusion of Butler County into the State of Alabama Solid Waste Master Plan, as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and authorize payment to the Butler County Commission for a population-based portion of the plan.

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) requires that each county have such a plan in place, and it must be submitted to the organization each decade for approval.

The long-term plan for the county’s garbage service is a modified version of the previous plan from 2004, with updated information based on changes in population and a corresponding projected increase or decrease in garbage per household within the county.

Butler County has not had any significant changes to population—in fact, the county has had a reduction in population by a small margin from 2000’s census results to 2010.

As a result, no major changes will be made to the 10-year plan concerning the county’s long-term plans for continued disposal.

Other items on the agenda include an approval of expenditures:

• Thompson Tractor Company, Inc. – $1,258.52 (repair rocker shaft on street department tractor  no. 25)

Bailey Brothers Music Company – $2,603.82 (digital video projector, viewing screen and mounting hardware—Dunbar Center)

• MPH Industries – $6,536 (four speedgun pro unites and pistol grip handles for Greenville Police Department)

• W.W. Williams – $1,430.54 (throttle and universal joint repairs for fire department engine no. 32)

• W.W. Williams – $10,298.49 (new transmission for garbage truck no. 62)

• Greenville Tire Company, Inc. – $1,361.68 (four tires and mounting for garbage truck #41)

• Valuetech Reality Services, Inc. – $3,900 (demographics study and report)