(05/15/2012)
The Grantsville town council decided during a special emergency meeting Monday evening to go out of the trash business and contract with Waste Management Services.

Mayor Curtis Garretson says the town's trash truck appears to be beyond repair and the council felt the town would have difficulty coming up with funds to buy a new one.

"We're moving forward with a contract to Waste Management," Garretson said, "but it will take a little while."

About 320 businesses and residences are currently provided service.

During the interim the town has obtained a 30-yard dumpster for trash and will be using the town's small truck for pick-up.

"Service will continue until the new provider comes on." he said.

The town will continue to bill for the service as usual using the Waste Management service.

The town's annual Clean-Up Day set for Saturday has been canceled and will be re-scheduled.

The town will begin enforcement of parking meter violations on June 15, Garretson said.

The mayor said the project to raze the old Rainbow Hotel with $160,000 available through FEMA has fallen through, linked to the inability to get a response from the owner.

That money will likely be shifted to the razing of the old Western Auto building and adjacent greenhouse structure, he said.

Garretson said he and council are looking at any avenue available for the removal of the old hotel.


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