Board of Works Approve Automated Trash Equipment and Road Paving Bids

Frankfort Street Superintendent Jason Forsythe received two very nice surprises from the Board of Works Monday night.

First, the Board of Works approved all the needed items for the city to shift over to automated trash later this year. Secondly, the BOW approved a bid for paving of $84,302 from E&B Paving, who is already in town working on the Interstate 65 project.

The new system begins October 31.

“We still got a lot of work to do,” said Forsythe. “We got the used truck we wanted. We got two new ones along with the toters and all the financing is a lot of work (City Attorney) Les put in.”

In addition to the trucks, the city will be getting 5,616 totes plus 140 extra at a total of $477,416.47.

Forsythe added they will be putting out a brochure that will be coming in your utility bills later this month or next.

Forsythe also clarified where your trash will be picked up.

“Unless you’ve talked to me or a member of my staff, the pickup area will be the same,” said Forsythe.

Frankfort Mayor Judy Sheets was also pleased with the result.

“It’s going to take awhile and people are going to have to use to the change,” said Sheets. “We’re going to do everything in our power to educate people. I think that’s what is going to important.”

The Board of Works approved a bid $84,302 from E&B Pacing to do road paving this fall. Forsythe said they will be doing nine streets in addition to the new two small ones approved at the meeting.

At the Frankfort City Council meeting, Frankfort resident Karen Moskovitz spoke to the board in the public comment time about a feral cat problem that has risen up once again. She said that 17 cats were recently found in a cage at a residence here in town.

Sheets said feral cats have been a problem a long time.

“I think getting the councilmatic committee with the building services will let us review our ordinances that we have currently in place and see what we can do,” said Sheets. “We need to see what we can do to change some of those ordinances because they don’t allow us to do that.”

Many years ago, the city used a company to implement a TNP program which stands for Trap, Neuter and Release program that helped some but was not enough.

Clinton County Director of Community Corrections Bret Barton spokes to the council about the best ways  that they can use their portion of the Opioid Settlement funds that the state received,

Sheets said the city received $500,000 of that money that can be used over a period of 17 years.

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  1. What happend to the $600,000+ for street paving of our 3rd world country streets. Our streets are terrible and I have seen nothing outside of the State projects. Even the pot-holes are not being fixed.

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