Todd Fiscal Court learned Friday that residents of Allensville may no longer have to drive to South Todd Elementary School to vote and heard an update on residential curbside trash pickup in rural areas of the county.
Waste Industries initially said they needed 250 customers to sign on to make it feasible to provide service to areas outside of Elkton and Guthrie and while more than that expressed interest, Judge-Executive Todd Mansfield says far less than that number signed up to pay the $43 monthly bill to make have a container emptied each month.
Judge Mansfield says it’s unknown how long Waste Industries will stay committed to Todd County with the low numbers.
Most residents pay $36 annually to take their trash off to convenience centers. Mansfield says he welcomes suggestions on what a permanent solution might be for residential trash pickup.
Meanwhile, County Clerk Cindy O’Bryan says they are awaiting state approval to move the Allensville voting precinct to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Measurements have been taken to confirm it’s handicapped accessible and while they hope it will be approved before November, it’s possible it could be the May primary of next year before Allensville residents can vote closer to home again.
The Board of Elections is also hoping to move both Guthrie precincts to the new fire station, as Novelis is currently using the Transportation Museum building as office space.