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City to pay for recycling costs through new solid waste district

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The City of Crawfordsville will pay for recycling costs through the newly-formed Montgomery County Solid Waste District under a funding agreement with the county.

The district was created after the county pulled out of the three-county West Central Indiana Solid Waste District at the end of this year over the cost of services.

Under the agreement, Crawfordsville will contribute to the district the amount it pays for recycling in 2021 and 2022. The cost will be $54,000 in 2021.

The amount the city pays in future years is expected to change as recycling costs fluctuate, Mayor Todd Barton said during a virtual meeting of the Board of Public Works and Safety. The board approved the funding agreement Wednesday.

“We’re going to change our approach to some of the recycling down the road,” Barton said.

The county will pay the rest of the solid waste management costs in 2021 and 2022, according to the agreement. The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners signed off on the agreement later Wednesday.

In other business, the board:

• Opened bids for new police cars from York Chrysler of Crawfordsville and Fletcher Chrysler in Franklin totaling $253,857.

• Received a quote from Etter Ford of Crawfordsville for a 2021 Ford F150 crew cab 4X4 pickup truck for the fire department totaling $32,950.

• Opened bids for police radio equipment from Raycom and J&K Communications of Indianapolis totaling $93,720.60. All of the bids for the vehicles and radio equipment were taken under review.

• Approved a performance guarantee agreement with Ratcliff Homes Inc. for phase three of the Diamond Ridge subdivision off of Traction Road in the amount of $130,700.

• Approved an agreement with Yamaha for 30 new golf carts for the Crawfordsville Municipal Golf Course in the amount of $24,000 per year for the next five years.

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