Rubbish collection facility approved

The Pleasanton City Council voted unanimously to direct the city to establish an operational fee-based rubbish collection and transfer facility at 550 E. Hunt Street. The agenda item was part of the June 15 regular council meeting.

Comprising the council are Mayor Clinton J. Powell and council members Robert Leonhardt (Dist. 1), Kenneth Hernandez (Dist. 2), Diana Prasifka (Dist. 3), Eliseo Flores (Dist. 4), Robert Earl Wood (Dist. 5) and Travis Hall Jr. (Dist. 6).

The facility would be located behind the wastewater treatment plant. The design and construction of such a facility was one of the recommendations presented in the proposed draft budget by Pleasanton City Manager Johnny Huizar, at the budget workshop prior to the meeting. It will allow citizens to dispose of their bulky waste and rubbish items and assist in efforts to keep Pleasanton beautiful, states the proposed budget.

Council member Wood commented on how badly this is needed and how residents need a place to take their bulky trash items. Council member Prasifka asked if it would be open to both Pleasanton residents and Atascosa County residents.

“Right now we are looking at having it for the city of Pleasanton and also for the county. There is no one in the neighboring cities currently doing this. Jourdanton used to do it, but now they don’t have that. We feel that it would be beneficial to Pleasanton to open it up to the county,” said Community Development Supervisor John Raney.

A fee schedule for the project will be presented to the council at a later date.

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