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Ripon may buy compacter for recycling center

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POSTED February 13, 2018 1:37 a.m.

At tonight’s Ripon City Council meeting, elected leaders will look at the purchase of a new compactor for the community’s recycling center.
They’re planning to share the cost – the total is $52,805 – with the Parent Faculty Clubs of the Ripon Unified School District.
The City of Ripon’s share of $26,402.50 will come from the Garbage Enterprise Capital account, with the six PFCs divvying up the balance for the cardboard compactor, according to the report by City Administrator Kevin Werner.
This item and others will be on the agenda for the 6 p.m. open session in the Council Chambers, 259 N. Wilma Ave.
The recycling facility located in the old Nestle’s parking lot on Industrial Avenue has been in operation for over 10 years.
“This has been an extremely successful program,” Werner said his report. “Last year, the program diverted 532 tons of cardboard, newspaper, mixed paper, glass, plastic, styro foam, and CRV cans and bottles from the landfills.”
The PFCs raised between $50,000 to $60,000 for school programs each year from the proceeds of the scrap value of the recyclable materials, Werner added.
According to the agreement, the PFCs would reimburse the City of Ripon for their share of the compactor for over five years.
The RUSD business department would handle the finances, paying the invoices each year on behalf of the PFCs.
In other agenda items:
uCouncil members will discuss the agreement by the Planning Commission and staff on the Meadowood subdivision development and tentative subdivision map.
uThey’ll look at amendments to the “Camping, Sleeping in Motor Vehicles, and Storage of Personal Property” ordinance and the rezoned property owned by Ripon Christian Schools at 839 W. Main St.
uA public hearing on the RC preschool rezone and the Community Development Block Grant and Home Programs will also take place during the open session.
For more information, call 209.599.2108 or log on to www.cityofripon.org.

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