New garbage contract awarded | The Cleburne News – Alabama News

New garbage contract awarded | The Cleburne News – Alabama News

The unincorporated areas of Cleburne County and the municipalities of Ranburne, Edwardsville and Fruithurst will start getting household garbage pickup from a different company this fall.

The Cleburne County Commission in a called meeting Monday night unanimously awarded the contract for residential garbage service to Advanced Disposal, which had the lowest bid of $56.55 per quarter.

A representative from Advanced Disposal, Gentry Shows, said residents will get new garbage carts delivered in October with instructions and the pick-up service will start on November 1. Shows said the bills will be mailed out in the middle of October.

“We are happy to be awarded the bid, look forward to doing business with the folks in Cleburne County,” he said.

After the called meeting was over the commission held an emergency meeting to consider a proposal from County Administrator Steve Swafford to move the county’s money to establish a 12-month certificate of deposit. The amount to be moved was $1.18 million, including $520,00 from an existing certificate of deposit and $660,000 from the Cleburne County reserve fund. Swafford shopped around several banks and chose BBVA Compass bank which offered an APR of 1.25 percent for the certificate of deposit.

Commissioner Terry Hendrix questioned the proposal and thought it would be better to keep the existing certificate of deposit the county currently has.

Commissioner Emmett Owen said it would have been nice had the commission known that Swafford was shopping for another certificate of deposit.

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