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Habitat for Humanity loses chance at Urbana Property (Audio included)

Urbana Council learned Tuesday that it would not be able to give a proposed property to Habitat for Humanity.

Also on Tuesday, a local judge ruled to give 247 West Twain Avenue back to the state. The ruling means the property is no longer Urbana's and therefore cannot give the property to Habitat for Humanity.

Director of Administration Kerry Brugger comments on the ruling.

Director of Administration Assistant Doug Crabill informed council about some changes to residential recycling. He said that residents now have the option to request a 64-gallon wheeled-container for recycling instead of an 18-gallon container. He continued to say that small businesses could start recycling using the wheeled-containers. Anyone interested in this option can call Waste Managements' Customer Service at 1-866-797-9018. Crabill also reported a decrease in cost for recycling. Residents went from paying 3.64 per month down to 3.18 per month.

Council authorized a purchase order to Trenor Motors in the amount of $16,565 for a 2012 GMC Savanna 2500 Work Van. The van would be used by the waste water treatment plant's lab staff and would replace a 1998 van with 90,000 miles on it.

Director of Administration Assistant Doug Crabill talks about residential recycling and the van.

Council noted that the chili-cook off on September 29th was a great time and thanked the sponsors and people who made the event possible. Council was informed that the festival's winning team “Keithspice” comprised of Keith, Heather, and Alina Dawson took 2nd place in the Peoples' Choice category at the National Homestyle Chili Contest in Charleston, West Virginia last Friday.

Mayor Bill Bean discusses the chili-cook off.

The City of Urbana Council will meet again on October 23rd at 7 pm.

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