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Motion to extend yard waste hours fails for lack of 2nd

The hours of operation of Glencoe’s yard waste site has been a topic of discussion in recent months.
Mayor Randy Wilson, at the Glencoe City Council’s meeting on Monday, suggested that the Council take a look at the possibility of expanded hours and associated costs.
The city currently spends over $8,000 for the operation of the site, after the county reimburses around $4,000.
After the city purchased the leaf vacuum in 2014, the need of residents to use the site has decreased. The city will be purchasing a second vacuum this fall.
In past years, the gate has been left open during city construction projects, which resulted in more than just yard waste being dumped.
A second gate has been added to separate the yard waste site.
After storms, the city has made accommodations for residents when needed.
The hours of operations are posted on three signs around the site and on the city’s website.
Council Member Allen Robeck made a motion to keep the site open all the time to ease inconvenience for residents because of the current limited hours.
The motion failed to receive a second and died.

For more from the meeting, see the July 20 print edition of The Chronicle.