City commissioners to discuss curbside recycling, 'super load' traffic issues

Topics including residential recycling to heavy tank traffic to land acquisition are all on the Emporia City Commission study meeting agenda for Wednesday.


Commissioners will take a look at the city's residential curbside recycling program, which has been under discussion now for over a year. The city is tentatively planning to start the service as soon as this fall, with residents able to leave their recyclables next to their Polycarts in city-provided containers every other week. The city will then take the recyclables to a material recovery facility for further sorting.

In other business, commissioners will discuss procedural changes for routing so-called "super loads," normally the extremely long and heavy tanks going from Sauder Custom Fabrication to different parts of the country and sometimes the world. For years, the city has used Commercial Street for the loads but that has required a lot of adjustments for the above-ground utilities like power, phone and cable service. Under discussion now is a plan to use Merchant Street instead.

Commissioners also have an executive session planned for potential land acquisition. A discussion on the city's long-range park plan is also tentatively scheduled.

The meeting starts at 10 am at White Auditorium City Conference Room 1 AB. Following the meeting, commissioners have a joint meeting with the Regional Development Association and Emporia Enterprises at White Auditorium Little Theater. Lyon County commissioners plan to attend that meeting as well.

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