Tiffin residents toss about a ton of trash a year

Tiffin City Council members heard a yearly update from a Rumpke of Ohio representative during Monday’s meeting.

Sarah Mathews of Rumpke gave updates of service to council. In 2018, over 4,000 tons of trash was picked up, along with over 1,000 tons of recycling. Now, there are over 4,000 homes who use the services.

Mathews also announced the city’s bulk pickup dates during the week of June 10.

Rumpke is in its second year of its contact with the city of Tiffin and has four years remaining.

Mayor Aaron Montz said he sees the relationship between the city and Rumpke in a positive way.

Montz also discussed the seasonal work underway within the city. Due to the passage of the income tax levy, the city is able to seal streets that it has previously paved. Brickwork along the sidewalks and streets is also being improved, along with new planters and flowers being installed.

The parks department’s work has also started and the city pool is set to open at 1 p.m. Memorial Day.

Montz also said the facade enhancement program funding is down to $7,000 until next year.

The Memorial Day Parade is to take place at 10 a.m. with a program at Frost Parkway immediately following to honor those who lost their lives during conflict. The first East Green Concert is set for 8 p.m. June 1.

On another matter, the council announced the need to schedule a special meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Administrative Conference room at City Hall, 51 E. Market St. The purpose is to suspend the council’s three-reading rule and consider the passage of two ordinances that require immediate attention and for the second reading of an ordinance to establish the form of nominating candidates to the Charter Review Commission.

In other news, the council approved the following resolutions, ordinances:

• A resolution to accept the recommendation of the Tax Incentive Review Council to continue certain tax increment financing.

• An ordinance to provide the issuance and sale of $3,405,000 of notes in anticipation of the issuance of bonds for the purpose to improve Progress Parkway and Fair Lane.