Waste Management, ATA audit contracts approved

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Huntingdon Town Council members approved a resolution for the three-year extension contract with Waste Management for the town’s waste collection services and voted to enter into an agreement with Alexander Thompson and Arnold (ATA) for 2020 during an electronic meeting April 14. 

The original contract with Waste Management allows for the renewal of three-year extensions of the contract, Mayor Dale Kelley informed council members.

“The three-year extension of the existing contract will begin July 1, 2020 and conclude on June 30, 2023,” said the mayor.

The contract with ATA is for auditing services for the town. The contract amount is for $24,415 plus an additional fee of $3,750 in the event that an audit in accordance with Uniform Guidance is deemed necessary. The base amount is $710 greater than the prior year base audit amount.

The mayor announced that Spring Clean Up will be April 27 through May 8. The leaf truck will be running a regular route across town. 

“Instead of the placement of a dumpster during this clean-up period, residents are asked to place unwanted items at curbside for pickup on their regular sanitation schedule or by town employees running special route pickups,” said Kelley.

During communications from the mayor, he mentioned that town officials have participated in numerous conference calls from the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs with President Trump as well as others from his administration and also with state of Tennessee officials.

“These calls have provided up-to-date information on COVID-19 and pertinent federal and state actions,” said the mayor. “We are making every effort to keep our citizens informed.”

He said the staff has done a great job of collecting this data and communicating important updates to everyone.

Town employees continue to provide all town services while taking necessary precautions.

“We appreciate all that they have done during this difficult ever-changing time,” said Kelley. “We are also thankful for the citizens of Huntingdon doing their part to slow the spread of COVID-19. They have been very cooperative and understanding in following the federal and state mandates. Please continue to keep up the efforts, and we will all get through this together.” 

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