Washburn City Council members approved a trash service contract in an emergency meeting held June 29.
On June 18, the council had accepted a bid from Southwest Sanitation in the amount of $10 per month for residential customers and $13.85 per month for those with poly carts.
Due to differences with the company, the council met in emergency session on June 29 and rescinded their offer. Council accepted a bid from Allied Waste in the amount of $12.30 per month on a three-year contract, with the company providing poly carts to customers. Those prices do not reflect additional costs billed by the city for waste collection services.
In other business, aldermen gave Julie Grillone, city clerk, a 75-cent pay raise, and Shannon Wilson, utility works assistant, a 50-cent pay increase. The remainder of the pay grade increases will take effect on the hire-in anniversary dates.
In May, council members approved making repairs to two residential water line system failures on Highway 37 due to improper installations. Council also approved writing off the water losses at one of the homes due to the improper installation.
Carol Tideman, of the Washburn Civic Association, announced the next meeting of that organization would be at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10 at Washburn City Hall.
The next meeting of the Washburn City Council will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 16 at Washburn City Hall.