Team Waste gets city contract
Team Waste of Memphis, Tenn., was awarded the solid household waste collection and disposal contract at a recent Holly Springs Board of Aldermen meeting.
Team Waste has its first scheduled pick-up date set for December 6. New garbage carts will be delivered December 5.
Team Waste representatives said public notice of the change in provider will be made in several ways to include newspaper notices, mailouts, and notices on the carts.
Routes may vary a little, with the dates of collection attached to the cart. All carts have a warranty and there will be back door service for the elderly and disabled.
Team Waste was low bidder at $8.44 per month for household and business carts. Roll-off dumpsters were bid at $275 per haul.
Other bids included:
• RES, $10.60 per month for residential and small commercial and rolloff at $340.50 per haul.
• Waste Pro Mississippi, at $14.97 per month for residential and small commercial with roll-off at $425 per haul.
Aldermen approve MLK service
Rolanda Lester, who has operated Care Now Pantry since May 1 on Wednesdays from 1-5 p.m., has been given the green light to organize a Martin Luther King Day Service in downtown Holly Springs.
While the pantry serves the hunger of the body, the MLK Day celebration is designed to serve the soul, she said.
The board approved January 21, 2019, from 12 - 4 p.m. for the service downtown at the courthouse.
Lester said there would be speakers and volunteers, school children, an essay contest, a laptop raffle, mammograms and blood drive buses.
Lester asked the city to help with a stage. The set-up would be like the summertime Bikers N Blues.
The event will be moved to the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Center in case of rain.
Aldermen discussed and approved the following on the mayor’s agenda:
• approved a contract with a certified court clerk to train the City of Holly Springs court clerk and one other employee on upgrades to the court clerk’s data system. Fee is not to exceed $10,000.
• authorized $20,000 for city court to purchase a court data computer upgrade, including the training expenses for two staff members on the system.
• approved $1,000 to pay an audio technician (Jeff Neely), food and door prizes for Rust College’s Founders’ Greek Show sponsored by the City.
• extended a use agreement with Red Cross to use the Multi-Purpose Center during disasters.
Items on the city clerk’s agenda included:
• approval of a payment of $175 to Norbert Woods for martial arts classes at the Recreation Center.
• authorized travel for $114 and per diem for Belinda Sims Hollowell to travel to the 2018 Winter Education Workshop for Mississippi Municipal Clerks and Collectors Association. Authorized travel and registration for Brooke Mullenix to attend payroll law 2019. Authorized travel, per diem and registration for the mayor, board of aldermen, city clerk and board attorney to attend the 2019 Mid-Winter Conference.
• approved payment of $3,155.82 to Commerce Bank for credit card.
• approved purchase of Tshirts for the Mayor’s Youth Council at $450.
• authorized $1,117 for membership to the National League of Cities.
Items on HSUD and public works agenda included:
• approval of payment of $42,525 for natural gas purchases for September and $13,328 for pipeline charges.
• authorized travel for Eddie Jefferson, Don Buford, Keith Freeman and Larry Whisenant to attend Mississippi Chemical Spill Response Training.
• approved travel for Dee Miller, Karen Jefferson, Pansy Huey and Carol Yeager to attend the 2018 CSA DFMS/Works Financial Fall User Conference.
• authorized payment of $11,846 to W&T Contracting Corporation for work on sewer rehabilitation and replacement project.
• approved payment of $4,800 to Jon L. Woods Construction for replacing a 36-inch drain pipe.
• authorized a trade-in of a CAT drum roller to Williams Equipment Supply for purchase of a new mini excavator for the street department. Total trade-in credit is $20,800. Total purchase price of excavator is $47,295 and net capital required for purchase is $26,495.
Actions items on police and fire departments included:
• approved permission to pay the Boy Scouts of America $337 for membership and insurance to implement Post #538 Police Explorers. The department will start with five youth from local schools between ages 13-18. They will be mentored, ride in parades, take crime-scene training and take safe rides with patrolling officers.
• approved training for Sgt. Roderick Brown to attend Basic Criminal Investigation and New Detective Training.
• approved travel for Leron Weeks to attend CPAT testing at the Fire Academy.
• authorized payment of $4,959 to Deco Crete of Mississippi for floor staining at the Fire Dormitory. Approved $2,475 for work completed on the dorm room and locker room.
“You are doing a good job of bringing that building back,” Mayor Kelvin Buck said to the fire chiefs.
• accepted a letter of retirement from Lt. Dan Quick.
• approved permission to hire Smith Lockett III as fulltime assistant mechanic at the city shop.