Depoe Bay City Councilors this week decided to continue with glass but hold the cardboard, as far as recycling goes to the rear of city hall. City Clerk Recorder Pury Murray says the council has decided to pave the parking lot behind city hall but can’t afford to ,build it firm enough to withstand huge recycling trucks that routinely pick up glass and cardboard that citizens drop off. They were told that after they pave the rear of city hall, only glass will be allowed to be dropped off at the drop box just east of the building. Cardboard, they say, can be broken down and put in regular home and business pick-up trash cans.
Murray says they don’t expect to pave the parking lot (now gravel) until Spring but maybe sooner is the weather stays nice.
The council also put in an application to the Siletz Tribal Charity Fund for an amount not to exceed $25,000, the limit set by the Tribes. Depoe Bay’s Tsunami Warning System siren project is to the point where a review committee is about to recommend a vendor. And none of their bids are cheap. So they’d like a little help from the Tribes. The city should learn if they hit the mark after the first of the year.