Tonganoxie — Tonganoxie City Council members voted Monday to join Linwood in opting out of the solid waste management plan developed by a Leavenworth County committee.
Karen Walters, city clerk, said the council reviewed the committee's efforts to develop a plan for dealing with solid waste issues facing the county, but decided to exempt Tonganoxie from involvement in the plan.
The council's decision was based on a community recycling plan and a successful record with J&F Disposal, the Lansing firm that hauls the city's refuse to the Johnson County landfill, Walters said.
"They felt like we could submit to the state our own solid waste plan," she said.
The 19-member committee will present the final plan during a public hearing at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse.
In other business at Monday's meeting, the council:
Decided to meet at 7 p.m. next Monday at city hall to discuss whether to pay for about $20,000 in repairs on the truck used to haul sludge from the city sewer plant or purchase a new truck.
Approved paying Kurt von Achen, a Eudora architect, $8,500 to design plans for a new fire department.
Adopted an ordinance increasing the city water deposit for new customers from $30 to $50. The deposit is returned to customers after a year if all bills are paid on time, Walters said.
Approved the final plat for phase five of the Tongaridge subdivision on the northeast side of town.
Denied the final plat for the Albert C. Smith subdivision on the northwest side of town. Walter said the developer failed to correct several problems with the plat.