City increases fees for tire disposal at transfer station
Tuesday, May 07, 2013 11:00 AM
Depositing non-standard passenger tires at Madison's transfer station will now come with a fee.
The Board of Public Works and Safety voted Monday to add the fees onto the specialized tires. Mayor Damon Welch said the fees covered the cost to the city for disposing of the tires.
"We're not making any money on this. We're just going to cover our costs and move forward," Welch said.
Starting today, depositing oversized truck tires will cost $12 each, rear semi-tractor tires will cost $20 each, floaters are $26 each and skid steer or backhoe front tires will cost $17 each. In addition, 24- to 28-inch tires or lower used on agricultural vehicles will cost $54 a piece. Tires 28.5 inches and larger will cost $80 each.
Last month, the city increased the cost of monthly garbage pickup. The cost increased from $8 a month to $9.85 a month. Customers are allowed two 33-gallon garbage cans or one 64-gallon can. The cost of monthly garbage pickup is included in monthly water bills issued by the city.
Furniture pickup and extra garbage now come with an additional fee as well. A $2 sticker may be purchased at the Madison Water Department and placed on each respective item. To be placed on the furniture pickup list, residents must call the Madison Street Department at 265-8304 after purchasing a furniture sticker.
Compost stickers are $20 and are good for one 33 gallon trash can. Compost bags are 50 cents per bag at the water department. County residents may deliver compost to the transfer station for a fee of $10 per 1,000 pounds, or a fraction thereof. City residents can deliver compost to the transfer station at no charge.
In other news, Mark Johnson, building inspector for the city of Madison, announced to the board that May is Building Safety Month in Indiana. Johnson has four presentations planned that are open to the public.
On May 11, Madison Fire Chief Steve Horton will present a session about fire safety and awareness from 9:30 a.m. to noon. From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Johnson will lead a session about backyard and pool safety.
On May 18, Johnson will offer two more presentations. The first about disaster safety and mitigation. That session will be hosted by Dave Bell, disaster coordinator for Jefferson County, Dan Thurston, Madison police chief, Jefferson County Sheriff, John Wallace, Andrew Forrester, executive director of community relations and Johnson. That will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The final session, hosted by Johnson, will be over energy and green buildings from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Each presentation will be held at 101 West Main Street in Madison.
In other business:
The board approved three different street closings.
Vine Street, from First Street to Vaughn Drive, and Vaughn Drive from Mills Street to Elm Street will be closed from 8 a.m. June 15 until 6 p.m. June 16 for Lanier Days.
Rivertown Chiropractic will host an open house and block party on June 23, from 1 to 6 p.m. Walnut Street, between Second Street and the alley between Adams Avenue and East First Street, will be closed for the open house.
The Madison Art Club is hosting several Art in the Alley events between May and October. For those events, the alley running East and West between Broadway and Poplar Street will be closed off, and the alley running North and South between Main and Second streets will also be closed. Art in the alley will be held on May 24, June 28, July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27 and Oct. 25 from 4 to 9 p.m.