By Shaun Szkolnik, for the Tribune
CENTER POINT — The Center Point City Council considered a resolution for the grant program to cover part of the cost of Advanced Disposal providing garbage and trash services.
“This is a resolution for the city to continue to pay the same amount that we have been paying in the past for the citizens of Center Point, for their garbage disposal,” said Council President Roger Barlow. During the mayor’s report to the council, Mayor Tom Henderson further clarified the resolution.
“I just wanted to comment on the prices of the garbage services,” Henderson said. “$40.71 is as close as I can come to figuring it out right now. Starting on April 1, this is mandatory for all residents in Center Point. There are some exceptions, which you can call to the office and check on if you need to. That is per quarter. Compared to a neighboring city right now, that is starting April 1 at the same time, their cost is over $49 for the same service. So, I think we’re getting a pretty good deal.”
The resolution passed unanimously.
The Center Point City Council considered a motion that would authorize the mayor to sign a contract to rent the former Hilldale property to Victory City Church for a period of one year. The church would use the sanctuary of the property for around six hours a week. The church would pay $2,300 a month in rent plus $300 in utilities and would be responsible for landscaping of the property up to the ball fields. The resolution was passed unanimously.
The council considered a resolution to authorize the mayor of Center Point to sign the Good Neighbor pledge. The council gave authorization with a vote of three in agreement and one nay from Councilman Terry Leesburg.
The council unanimously approved a proposal that would allow Parker Painting to do work on the bathrooms and the dugout at the Center Point ballpark. The price of the work to be performed by Parker Painting is $4,650.
The council rezoned two pieces of property in Center Point. 2225 Old Springville Road was rezoned from the designation of A1 to Light Industrial, while 1524 Huffman Road was rezoned from C1 to Institutional 2.
In other news, Henderson reminded the council that the Mother’s Day brunch will be taking place at Hillcest Manor on May 4 with an 11 a.m. meet-and-greet followed by a meal at 11:30. Tickets for the event are $15 and may be purchased from city hall. Proceeds from the event will go to the city to recoup costs from the renovations to Hillcrest Manor. Seating is limited and only 75 tickets are being offered.
Henderson also informed the council that Center Point will have a cleanup day on April 26. Volunteers will meet at the community center for lunch and then travel to the area where the cleanup will be taking place.
During the report on parks and recreation, Councilman Leesberg said an Easter egg hunt will be hosted on April 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The hunt will take place at the sports complex.