Ransom turns recycling pick-ups over to Waste Management

June 19th, 2015 9:20 am

First Posted: 12/2/2014

RANSOM TWP. — Starting in January, recycling pick-ups will be made by Waste Management on the third Friday of every month for both the Milwaukee and Mount Dewey sections of the township.

Supervisor and Road Master David Bird explained at the board’s regular meeting Dec. 1 that although the new deal will cost the township money, the municipality no longer has the manpower to conduct the pickups itself.

This month’s recycling will still be picked up by the township on Thursday, Dec. 18 for Milwaukee and Friday, Dec. 19 for Mount Dewey.

In other business:

During public comment, resident Cheryl Macheska announced the Ransom Lions Club will hold a Breakfast With Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Ransom Community Hall on Newton-Ransom Boulevard. The event is open to all children in the township. Admission is free, and donations are accepted but not required.

The township is participating as a drop-off location for Toys For Tots. New, unwrapped toys are being collected at the municipal building on Hickory Lane until Dec. 11 for children in need.

The supervisors voted to enter a 10-year contract with Comcast.

A special meeting is to be held at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 16 to adopt the 2015 budget, 2015 Tax Resolution, sign the recycling contract with Waste Management and adopt three Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) ordinances for the pension, life, disability and unemployment insurance. A public hearing will be held for the ordinances a half-hour before the meeting.

The reorganization meeting and next regular meeting is scheduled for Jan. 5.