Brentwood resident, Robin Duntze, asked some city aldermen specific questions by email about the city’s recycling program. After receiving no responses, Duntze allowed the questions to be posted here.
Duntze said that although there was some explanation given on Facebook, NextDoor, and in comments regarding a 40 South News article, it’s important to note that not all residents may have access to, or awareness of, these platforms.
Duntze’s so-far unanswered questions to Brentwood aldermen Andy Leahy, Steve Lochmoeller, and David Dimmitt:
- I was wondering if the city of Brentwood is planning to update residents about the recycling situation either via a link on the city website or preferably via a newsletter sent to all residents?
- Could the City provide more detail concerning the almost 4 month gap in recycling services?
- Why did Republic Services not approve a temporary agreement with the city sooner?
- How long is the temporary agreement in effect, and when does the City anticipate a permanent recycling contract?
- Will the City post a copy of the temporary agreement with Republic Services on its website or in a newsletter?
- Dimmitt’s clarification states that city staff reported on August 15th, 2018 at the Brentwood Public Works Committee meeting that Resource Management would no longer accept single stream recycling effective Oct. 31, 2018. When did the City first receive notice from Resource management about the termination of services?
- Dimmitt also explains that at the Oct. 10th 2018 Public Works Committee meeting that Republic Services submitted a contract to the City to take over the single stream recycling. Can the City post a copy of this initial contract, and explain the sticking points that resulted in the adoption of a temporary contract being delayed until Feb. 19th? Once again, how long is the temporary contract in effect?