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Chesapeake garbage pickup on review

Garbage pickup in the village was the main topic during the April meeting of the Chesapeake council held April 2.

Tuesday, April 10, 2001

Garbage pickup in the village was the main topic during the April meeting of the Chesapeake council held April 2.

In December 2000, village council rescinded an ordinance that required residents to have garbage service. The law was passed on a one-year trial basis.

Chesapeake Mayor Jimmie Justice said the ordinance was repealed because the company that provided garbage pickup in the village, Collection Services, could not provide services wanted by the larger businesses in the village. The main concern of the business owners was dumpster service which the garbage company couldn’t provide.

Some village residents at the meeting were concerned that there were people in the village not having their trash removed. Council said they would consider some alternatives available to them to require garbage removal from the town. The village has littering laws on the books and there are public health nuisance laws the city could use to enforce trash pickup.

Since the trial basis ends this year, Justice said council will need to decide whether to continue not requiring trash pickup or draft new legislation.

Council also discussed other city beautification projects that are currently in the works.

Justice said a village-wide cleanup will be held May 7 -11. During this time, village residents will be able to clean up their property and dispose of trash. Justice said some items cannot be disposed of by the village such as paint cans, tires and mattresses.

The mayor also told council a new "pavilion-style" shelter will be placed in the village’s park. The mayor said construction of the shelter will begin about June 8. The pavilion will cost the village $10,146.20, but the village will receive a $7,609.65 reimbursement from the state. With the reimbursement the village will pay $2,536.55 for the construction of the shelter.