Darcy Webb (left), finance and admisistrative supervisor for the Town of Eckville, is presented a recognition for his 15 years of service by Helen Posti on April 23. Canadian Association Municipal Administrators (CAMA) recognizes long time municipal employees at the management capacity with a letter and a pin. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

Town of Eckville to see new waste collection service provider

Council decided at their regular meeting April 23 the new provider would take over July 1

The Town of Eckville is gearing up for a new waste collection service come July.

At the regular scheduled council meeting on April 23 there was a Request for Proposal, which brought forward proposals from four different companies who could become the new service provider.

After discussion Council voted to move forward with a three-year contract with Empringham Disposal.

The proposal covered residential and office garbage and recycling collection service, as well as commercial, which would take this task out of the hands of the Public Works team.

The proposal will see collection day switch from Wednesday to Tuesday, but will remain business as usual otherwise.

In the proposal there is also an option for the Town to sell their truck to Empringham Disposal, as well as a potential for by-weekly recycling.

At council on April 23, the summer meeting schedule was also discussed.

After the regular scheduled meeting June 22 the summer meetings will take place approximately four weeks apart.

The meetings will be July 22 and August 19, with the opportunity to call a special meeting if necessary.

Council also received a letter from the Eckville Recreation Board in regard to the Eckville Outdoor Multi Use Facility.

The letter states the actual size of the playing area will be 120 feet by 60 feet, with the actual size of the pad being 122 feet by 62 feet.

It adds the project estimate includes the pad and structure.

The Eckville Recreation Board is now looking to meet with the Town to further clarify items such as landscaping around the facility, accessing power, and whether or not trees will be trimmed.

Additionally, the Canadian Association Municipal Administrators (CAMA) recognized Darcy Webb, finance and administrative supervisor for the Town of Eckville, for 15 years of service.

The Long Service Recognition Award recognizes and celebrates a dedication to public service of those in municipal government at a management capacity.

Webb was presented a letter of recognition and congratulations from Mayor Helen Posti during the meeting and will receive a commemorative pin from CAMA in the mail.

The next regular scheduled council meeting is May 13.

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