New Brentwood collection deal to lower bills
By Stephanie Hacke
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
A five-year contract for garbage and recycling collections signed by Brentwood leaders will save residents more than $7 on their quarterly payments beginning in 2014.
Council members at their Oct. 22 meeting approved a resolution to enter into a contract with Republic Services Inc. from January through Dec. 31, 2018. The contract was bid through the South Hills Area Council of Governments joint purchasing alliance, where 17 communities and a municipal authority participated.
Quarterly rates will drop from $47.87 in 2013 to about $40.32 in 2014, Brentwood Manager George Zboyovsky said.
Brentwood residents are billed directly for refuse collection on a quarterly basis he said.
Brentwood's previous five-year garbage and recycling contract — signed with Allied Waste Services, which has since merged with Republic Services Inc. — was bid on a per-ton measurement, Zboyovsky said. The new contract is on a per-unit basis to provide more consistency, the borough manager said.
Rates for 2015 will be about $41.12 per quarter; in 2016 they are set to be $42.19; in 2017 rates likely will be at $43.39 and in 2018 rates are set to be $44.69, Zboyovsky said.
Lighting the park
Those who want to take a walk on the Brentwood stadium track after sunset now will have a lighted pathway to enjoy their stroll.
Council members on Oct. 22 agreed to keep the lights on at the borough stadium track until 11 p.m.
The cost is $1.06 per hour to light the track, recreation director Paula Simmons said.
Brentwood Park is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Public works facility
The new Brentwood public works facility under construction on East Willock Road will not have the frills and shade provided from an awning.
Council members in a 6-1 vote on Oct. 22 decided against purchasing a $7,285 awning for the building.
Council President Charlie Johnson dissented.
While the awning was initially removed from the project, public works officials obtained a lower price for the item during construction, Zboyovsky told council members at their Oct. 15 meeting.
“I don't think it's needed,” Councilman Rich Schubert said. “It's a decorative item.”
Stephanie Hacke is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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