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City considers privatizing trash service
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HOISINGTON — The Hoisington City Council met at its regular meeting on Monday. There was more discussion about privitizing the city’s trash service.
At its regular meeting on Feb. 25, the council will hear proposals, beginning at 6 p.m. from two companies in regards to privatizing. They will offer additional recycling services for the city at the curbside. The two finalists are Nisly’s Trash Service and Stutzman’s both out of Hutchinson.  
The council will take a tour of the businesses on Tuesday.
The city was approached by the Chamber of Commerce and Rod Harms to request transient guest tax dollars. The chamber requested $500 for the Hoisington Mud Run and $250 for membership in the Amazing 100 Miles, which was approved. Rod Harms requested $1,000 for advertising Hoisington lodging in the Kansas City area, which was tabled for more information.
The Economic Planning Commission recommended approval of the plats of McKenna Meadows. The city council will have final approval.
In final business, the council:
•Safe Routes to School project has started. A revised map is available at the city office.
•Bob Lowe has retired.
•Electric Distribution is looking at a 30 foot demonstrator bucket truck.