Commonwealth Journal

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March 15, 2014

Spring disposal days right around the corner

Somerset — It’s almost that time of year again.

Pulaski County Solid Waste Coordinator Gerald Hines informed Pulaski County Fiscal Court during its Tuesday meeting that dates have been set for this spring’s free garbage disposal and hazardous waste disposal days.

The events are funded through state grants.

The free hazardous household waste day is scheduled for Friday, April 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pulaski County Recycling Center, located on West Ky. 80.

Materials accepted include paint in cans, mercury, motor oil, poisons, pesticides, aerosol cans, solvents, corrosive acids, unbroken fluorescent tubes, batteries (auto and boat), household cleaners, and small propane cylinders.

The loads are limited to 100 pounds per person, and only Pulaski County residents can participate (no businesses).

Hines said that the county’s free garbage disposal day is set for Saturday, April 26, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waste Connections, located on the Ky. 914 Bypass. Pulaski County residents can bring any and all materials to the drop-off site, but brush, tires, liquids, loose debris, all hazardous materials and materials containing freon will not be accepted.

Residents should be prepared to show address and identification confirming their residency in Pulaski County.

Hines also asked that the court sign off on his application for a grant to help the recycling center increase its shredding capacity and an attachment for a forklift. The maximum grant amount is $275,000.

“We obviously won’t get that but we’ll try to get as close as we can,” said Hines.

The court also approved Hines’ request to hire two part-time workers, Matthew Marr and Rodney Blevins, for the recycling center.

In other news from Tuesday’s Pulaski County Fiscal Court meeting:

• The magistrates approved Pulaski County Jailer Mike Harris’ request to hire Donald Mounce part-time at the detention center for $10 per hour. The hire was expected to take effect on March 17.

• Pulaski County Sheriff Todd Wood presented his year-end budget to the magistrates, who approved it unanimously.

• The court approved a resolution and an agreement with the state to build a bridge on Pointer Creek Road.

• The court approved a resolution allowing Pulaski County Community Development Director Tiffany Bourne to apply for a grant that would help fund a cover for the stage in the Judicial Center Plaza.

• The court voted to bring Ringgold Valley Road into the county road system.

• Magistrates elected to keep a portion of Dark Hollow Road in the county road system. County officials had received a request that the portion be removed from the system, but a committee recommended that the section remain in the county system. The court decided to adhere to the committee’s suggestion.

• The court installed Rodney Dick to the Lake Cumberland Board of Health. Dick is fulfilling the remaining term for Terry Phelps, who recently passed away.

• The court installed Andy Roberts to the Woodstock Community Board.

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