FOX CHASE - Trash day may become a new day in Fox Chase by March.
Mayor William Broughton announced during the city’s February council meeting that Rumpke, the trash collection company under contract with the city, wanted to change days from Monday to Tuesday.
The council agreed to the day change, along with a renewed one-year contract extension through Oct. 31, 2013.
With the contract extension, trash collection rates will not change, remaining at $9.25.
The official day change could begin as early as the last week of February. Rumpke will distribute notices to residents via mail a week in advance.
In other business:
- The council discussed three potential snow removal contractors.
With a mild winter, Broughton said the city had actually saved money this season.
Council members narrowed down to two candidates, Craig Stump and Jason Denner.
According to Broughton, Stump owned two trucks, charging a rate of $90 per hour per truck. Stump currently serves a number of Bullitt County businesses.
Denner is currently contracted with the city of Hebron Estates. Broughton said Denner also owned two trucks, charging $85 per hour per truck.
The council withheld a final decision until they could determine where they would be placed on each owner’s priority lists. A decision could be made at the March council meeting.
- A number of residents, including council members, have noticed an increase in loose dogs roaming city streets.
Residents reported isolated incidents where some of the dogs acted in a vicious manner toward walkers.
City attorney Mark Edison reminded that anyone experiencing a situation needed to file a report in person to the Bullitt County attorney’s office in order for the county’s animal control units to retrieve the animals.
Broughton said the city would send warning letters to residents known to own the loose pets.
City officials and members of the city block watch program encouraged all residents to remain prepared in the event of a confrontation with an aggressive dog.
They encouraged residents to call 9-1-1 for immediate assistance.
- The next meeting of the Fox Chase City Council takes place Tuesday, March 13, 7 p.m., at the Jewish Hospital Medical Center South meeting room. The public is invited to attend.