WATERVILLE — The City Council on Tuesday will consider extending a contract with WasteZero for trash bags as part of the city’s pay-as-you-throw trash collection program, issuing an outdoor dining permit for 18 Below, a restaurant on Silver Street, approving a land lease at Robert LaFleur Municipal Airport and appropriating funds for an airport truck.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the council chambers on the third floor of The Center at 93 Main St. downtown and will be preceded by an executive session at 6:45 p.m. to discuss labor negotiations.

The city’s 1-year agreement with WasteZero, of Raleigh, North Carolina, which supplies purple trash bags, expired June 30. The city is proposing a 2-year continuation of the agreement. The prices will remain the same for the city: $0.2328 for small, 15-gallon bags and $0.3475 for large, 30-gallon bags.

Residents pay $10 for eight small bags and $10 for five large bags at retail sites.

A memo from Public Works Director Mark Turner to the mayor and council says annual sales for large bags total about 110,000 units, while yearly sales for small bags are about 50,000.

“Based on this, current annual service fees are estimated to be $49,865,” his memo says. “Fees are automatically deducted from monthly revenue generated by sales of bags at local retail outlets and provides for manufacturing, distribution and account reconciliation for all points of purchase locations.”

In other matters, the council will consider issuing an outdoor dining permit to 18 Below after having postponed taking a second, final vote July 3. The council took a first vote to approve the request June 5.

Councilors also will consider approving a lease of land to Peter MacDonald of Ontarget Systems LLC at the city-owned Robert LaFleur airport for constructing a 44-by-44-foot aircraft hangar. The lease rate would be $350 and would increase 15 percent every five years, according to the resolution.

The council will consider appropriating $3,451 in proceeds from the airport equipment public auction and $1,204 from airport fence demolition toward the replacement of an airport plow truck with equipment. The allocation of the proceeds received will alleviate the gap in funding from previously appropriated funds and the actual cost of the truck’s full replacement with proper outfitting of equipment, according to the order.

A note from Airport Manager Randy Marshall to the mayor and council says the airport’s plow truck was destroyed last winter and insurance in the amount of $15,400 and the appropriation of Airport Business Park funds totaling $15,950 would not cover the cost of the replacement truck and plow equipment. A deficit of $2,683 is anticipated, according to Marshall.

Councilors also will consider taking part in a cooperative purchasing program for winter road salt sponsored by the state Department of Transportation, and approving a recommendation to buy salt from New England Salt Co., of Bangor, at a unit price of $51.06 per ton, for a total of $137,862 for 2,700 tons.

Amy Calder — 861-9247

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Twitter: @AmyCalder17

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