LEBANON JUNCTION - How much time is too much time to have your garbage sitting out before it’s picked up?
In Lebanon Junction city ordinance allows no more than 24 hours before collection.
But, during the last regular meeting of the Lebanon Junction City Council, mayor Butch Sweat said some residents have been putting their garbage out four or five days before pick up in recent months, which has created some headaches for the city.
“The wind picks up and blows the cans over, raccoons are getting into the garbage and people are starting to complain,” Sweat said.
Sweat said offenders will not be cited for violating the 24-hour rule, but they will receive warnings.
To remind folks, Lebanon Junction police are putting copies of the ordinance on people’s doors to remind them.
Sweat said the city faced a similar issue a few years ago, but the problem went away once people became familiar with the ordinance.
“It’s something we can get taken care of pretty easily once people know what the ordinance says,” Sweat said. “Some people just don’t know.”
Sweat asks that Lebanon Junction residents remember to not set their garbage out prior to 24 hours before pick up.
If anyone has any questions, Sweat said they are welcome to call City Hall, (502) 833-4311.
In other business:
*Council members voted unanimously to accept a bid for a long awaited water main project.
Dave Derrick of Louisville-based Derrick Engineering, who is overseeing the project, said the new waterline will start at Oak Street near St. Benedict Catholic Church, travel along Maple Street, under the railroad tracks and loop around the city park to Highway 434 where it will tie into a line near the First Baptist Church of Lebanon Junction.
Though the new waterline won’t serve any new customers, Derrick said replacing the dilapidated, leaky pipes will make water service more reliable and improve water pressure to existing customers.
The council approved the $155,218 bid offered by Mount Washington-based Salmon Construction, which offered the lowest bid of the eight submitted.
Earlier this year the city accepted $200,000 in grant funds from the Kentucky General Assembly for the project, therefore, the city will pay nothing out of pocket.
Sweat, who was granted the council’s permission to sign a contract with Salmon Construction, said Derrick and city attorney Mark Edison will look over the contract before anything is signed.
Sweat said he hopes to see the project kick off by early next year.
*The council voted unanimously to authorize the mayor to execute an interlocal agreement that allows the county to continue providing code enforcement for the city.
Sweat said the agreement is a mere formality considering the county has provided code enforcement in the city for as long as he could remember.
The agreement states that Bullitt County shall be responsible for the building inspections and plan review duties approved and granted by the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction’s Division of Building Code Enforcement.
Once signed by Sweat, the agreement must be signed by the city attorney, county judge/executive and county attorney.
*The next regular meeting of the Lebanon Junction City Council will be held on Monday, Jan. 2 at City Hall on Main Street. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. The public is invited.