Council Covers Trash Service, Grant Approval, Bond Project and Street Lights
Council was presented an update on the solid waste transition to Republic Services on Tuesday night. They also approved four items on the individual consideration agenda.
Republic Services will begin their contract to collect curb side garbage on May 1st. New trash carts will be delivered between Tuesday, April 24th and Monday, April 30th. An info packet for customers will be attached to the new carts. Other information will be in the utility bills for April, in press releases from the City, at the “Spring and Clean” event on the 14th and on the City website where route maps will be available on April 9th. Service days will remain the same and have the carts out by 7 a.m. The new cart colors will be grey for trash and green for recycle and an extra recycle cart may be ordered from City of Murphy Customer Service 972-468-4100 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Republic has ordered, and will run, new trucks beginning in August, while using white leased trucks with magnetic signs until they arrive.
The Murphy Historical Society received an additional Community Enhancement Grant award to fund design fees associated with the Murphy Veterans Tribute. The original application submitted was a request for a $5,000 grant award. On March 6, 2018 City Council approved the $5,000 grant award and requested this item be returned to the MCDC board for consideration of an additional $2,500 grant. On March 19, 2018, the MCDC board unanimously recommended an additional $2,500 grant award, for a total Community Enhancement Grant of $7,500 for this project.
Helmberger Associates, Inc. received approval of a final plat of Murphy Medical Center addition, this is for the Allergy & Asthma Center of Murphy located at 623 W. FM 544.
Council gave approval for the purchase and installation of a generator (Caterpillar Model-C9 PGAN) for the Murphy Community Center from Holt CAT in the amount of $181,423.16 purchased via NJPA Contract #080613CAT and funded by Bond Issuance #1.
Council chose between two ONCOR Streetlight Maintenance Authorization options within the City Of Murphy. The options were to move to an LED light fixture when ONCOR’s street lights fail (estimated at 12 per year) or stay with the High Pressure Sodium fixture. They unanimously chose to stay with the current bulbs. With an LED standard, the monthly cost would have been significantly higher than the status-quo option. The monthly per-light charge for a 100-watt High Pressure Sodium fixture is $12.62. A comparable (brightness) LED standard would cost $30.21 per light. This represents a monthly, per-light difference of $17.59.