Town Talk

Fee hike at Warrensburg transfer station

The Warrensburg Town Board passed a resolution at their monthly meeting Aug. 14, increasing fees at the town transfer station.

The prices for household trash will be $1 for a 16-gallon bag, $2 for a 32-gallon bag or can, $4 for a 50-gallon bag or can, $8 for a 70 to 96 gallon bag or can, $30 per cubic yard of loose trash, and $50 per cubic yard of construction and demolition debris.

Other charges include $10 for a mattress, box spring or couch, $5 for a chair, $2 for large appliances. These items, or up to four car tires, will be accepted for free from town residents, one time only.

Leaves and brush will continue to be free of charge. The transfer station is open Tuesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Town board news

At the town’s August meeting, the town board approved giving $4,311.40 from occupancy tax receipts to the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co. for advertising Smoke Eaters’ Jamboree.

The September town board meeting will be changed from Wednesday Sept. 11 to Tuesday Sept. 10 due to the annual Sept. 11 memorial service falling on that Tuesday and creating a scheduling conflict.

A letter from the Warren County Sheriff’s office citing safety concerns along River Street on Fridays at the weekly Farmers’ Market was received by the board.

Board members said they would continue their consideration of requiring the market organizers to move their popular recurring event to a new location that doesn’t cause a safety hazard with dozens of pedestrians crossing River St. with motorists charging past.

Help sought for great Garage Sale

The 34th annual World’s Largest Garage Sale is to be held the weekend Oct. 5 and Oct. 6., and the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to help usher vendors to their spaces on Friday Oct. 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Those who can spare a few hours are asked to call Nancy in the chamber office at 623-2161.

Also food vendors are asking for teenagers that would be willing to work at their food booths. Youths 15 to 19 years old who have free time that weekend are asked to call the Chamber at the above phone number.

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