WINSLOW — Councilors will discuss an agreement with Waste Management, a proposed sand and grease trap ordinance and an agreement with the Maine Department of Transportation on Monday at 6:45 p.m. at the Town Office.

The town has decided to not stay in the regional Municipal Review Committee and send its trash Fiberight, and instead is considering using the Norridgewock landfill owned by Waste Management. The town’s solid waste committee is recommending that the councilors enter into a five-year agreement with the company. This would give the town enough time to learn whether the Fiberight plant, which will use technology new to the United States, works, Town Manager Michael Heavener said. This also would provide time to build a similar plant in this area, if local towns chose to do so, he said.

“The five-year agreement would be more practical,” Heavener said. It would also cost less in tipping fees.

This is the first reading of the order, so it will need another reading before councilors can vote on it.

The agenda also includes an order on a municipal partnership agreement with the DOT that would let Winslow fix 0.12 miles of road from Clinton Avenue to Monument Street. The estimated cost is $500,000, of which the DOT has agreed to pay half. The order would require another reading and, if approved at the next meeting, the project will start on July 17, 2017, to be completed in the same year.

The public works director picked that stretch of road because it is a state-aid road that runs through the urban center of Winslow, so it’s a high priority, Heavener said.

A proposed ordinance to require businesses to install sand and grease traps was tabled at the last meeting so that councilors could get information about what businesses would be affected by it. Fourteen businesses would need to install traps, which cost $500 to $1,000.

The sewer line was found to be clogged with grease this year, Heavener said, so this is a problem the town is facing. The Kennebec Sanitary Treatment District also charges the town for grease is in its waste, so the proposal could help curb costs.

Councilors also will vote on a resolution, which requires just one reading, that would allow Heavener to accept a $50 donation to the Police Department from Margaret and Larry Veilleux. Their dog had fallen into their pool and a neighbor called the police. The two responders, including Lt. Josh Veilleux, attempted to revive the dog. Although the dog did not survive, the couple appreciated the help.

Heavener also will present a report on the Fourth of July celebration in Winslow during the meeting.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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Twitter: @madelinestamour


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