RS Council to Review City-Wide Curbside Recycling Ordinance for Third Time

RS Council to Review City-Wide Curbside Recycling Ordinance for Third Time

ROCK SPRINGS — An ordinance laying the groundwork for city-wide curbside recycling will once again go before the Rock Springs City Council for a third and final reading.

The Rock Springs City Council is scheduled to meet at its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at City Hall and one of the items on the agenda is amending the “Garbage Collection” ordinance to establish a city-wide curbside recycling program.

After hearing concerns from one of the Rock Springs’ garbage-collecting businesses, the Rock Springs City Council voted unanimously to table passing the ordinance at its last meeting.

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At its last meeting, the Council listened to Peak Disposal owner Ryan McGuire voice concerns and make suggestions on the proposed “Garbage Collection” Ordinance. McGuire voiced concerns about much the collection companies should charge to provide the recycling service, how much it would cost companies to obtain equipment to provide the service, when the ordinance would go in effect, the stability of the recycling center and whether the center could handle the increase in recyclables.

The Council then decided to table the third and final reading to give the city more time to work through some of those concerns.

To view the proposed ordinance, click here.

Other Business

During the ordinance portion of the meeting, the Council will look at reading an ordinance for the third and final time that would allow Bluepeak, formerly Vast Broadband, to create a franchise agreement with the City of Rock Springs to provide residential fiber-to-the-home internet.

As for resolutions, the Council will review a final resolution approving the final plat for Phase 1 of the Estates at Mustang Ridge Subdivision, covering a 15.609 acre tract of land near Stagecoach and Foothill Boulevard. This proposed subdivision has previously been met with concerns by a few Rock Springs residents over the proposed drainage plans.

Under appointments, the Council will consider appointing Bill Erspamer as Interim Police Chief for the Rock Springs Police Department.

The Council will also host three public hearings during its meeting:

  • A public hearing regarding the sale of public property, which includes a 2010 Ford Explorer K9 Unit, to be sold to the Shoshoni Police Department for $4,500. Action will be taken on this during new business.
  • A public hearing regarding proposed changes to the Master Land Use Plan Map and the Official Zoning Map of the City of Rock Springs by Brian Marincic and Lance Neeff for property near Springs Drive and Mineral Drive. The Council will look at approving a resolution on this request and complete the first reading of an ordinance making this change.
  • A public hearing regarding proposed changes to the Master Land Use Plan Map and the Official Zoning Map of the City of Rock Springs by Spencer Berry and Wade Steinmetz for property near Lombard Drive and Interstate 80. The Council will look at approving a resolution on this request and complete the first reading of an ordinance making this change.

To review the complete agenda, click here.