Nelson spoke to the group about her efforts to coordinate a city/county effort for county-wide garbage pickup. She outlined a list of recommendations to the council and described different ways they could bid out the pickup.
She pointed to a few facts which support the idea of county-wide pickup under one operation. Some backroads have two or three different garbage truck companies that have to travel miles out of their way to pick up one can. On some roads, trucks must back down, which could make it dangerous for children and for the driver. Plus, if one company is allowed to bid for the large job, a better price might come to all customers.
Adairville council members voted to allow the termination of their current contract for garbage pickup and voted in favor of eliminating their contract in order to support Nelson's plans.
Blake discussed continuing work of the chamber toward the fountain in the park square. The council and chamber expressed a thank you to Virginia Lloyd for the flag in Park Square.
Blake also asked the council to waive the $100 water deposit charge and $25 application fee for the building to be used by the chamber. The council voted to waive the charge.
Blake continued by discussing the assets of Adairville and Logan County. "We need to learn how to tap into our assets," said Blake. She spoke about the Red River Meeting House which attracts people from all over the country, yet few Logan Countians have signed in to have visited it.
Further discussion was held about the state of sidewalks in the city. The mayor said a solution might be to let groups of citizens on a street join together in support of redoing their sidewalks by sharing in part of the cost. He hopes to get input from property owners about the sidewalks, but wants also to find out if they can do anything to them because of the state road right of ways.
The first reading of the property tax rate was given and it was decided to make it a compensating rate of .301. The motor vehicle tax rate was left as-is, at .322. Both second readings of these tax rates were given and passed on Sept. 14.