Peru City Council on Monday awarded a 5-year garbage and recycling contract to Illinois Valley Waste Services, Princeton with a one-year base-rate of $10.98 and annual increases of 2.5 percent.
The current rate is $12.53, Alderman Dave Potthoff of the finance committee said after Monday’s meeting.
The finance committee and council will later approve a contract ordinance after details of the contract are drawn up. Rick Humphrey of Affordable Waste Systems, Dixon, the city’s current provider, asked the council to reconsider his company’s proposal.
Alderman Rodney Perez repeated his request from last week’s meeting, to allow residents to put two 45-gallon containers of 50 pounds of garbage each at the curb before they need a $1.50 city waste sticker for each additional container of garbage.
Currently, a sticker is required for each container beyond the first one, and that will not change.
*The council voted 7-1 to award the 2013 fireworks bid to Extreme Pyrotechnics for $20,000.
Alderman Bob Ankiewicz of the public property committee voted “nay.”
He originally motioned to table it because he wanted to gather more data.
The rest of the council argued to vote on the bid award because the park and recreation commission already studied the bids and unanimously recommended Extreme Pyrotechnics.
Alderman Dave Waldorf seconded Ankiewicz’s tabling motion just to bring a vote, and it was defeated, 7-1, Ankiewicz casting the lone “aye” vote to table it.
Donations for events
* The council approved donations of $1,000 to Illinois Valley Rodders Car Club and $2,500 as city sponsorship for the Central States Senior baseball regional District 20 Tournament.
Mayszak asked for a list of donation requests to the city.
Potthoff said the finance committee will compile a list for the next budget for the fiscal year beginning May 1.
The budget contains line items for donations, he said.
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