By Sarah Mansheim
The Ronceverte City Council wants River City residents to use its curbside recycling program. At their regular meeting last Monday night, council reminded citizens that recycling is picked up on the first and third Mondays of every month. Recycling bags are available at city hall.
City Administrator Reba Mohler said recycling should be brought to the curb by 7:30 a.m., and the city picks up metal, aluminum cans, steel, tin cans, plastic, newsprint, office paper and cardboard. The city does not accept glass or electronics, but Mohler said that electronics can be brought to Greenbrier Recycling, located on Monroe Avenue.
In other business,
• council appointed Kelli Bostic to the Municipal Building Commission,
• council reminded the public that a fundraiser for Main Street Ronceverte is set for Saturday. The Main Street Women’s Afternoon Out will be held at Clifford Armory at 1 p.m. and will feature Vera Bradley Bingo, where attendees can vie for a new handbag by the purse designer.
• Mayor David Smith proclaimed Nov. 23-29 Christian Heritage Week.
• council approved draws for the ongoing sewer project, and passed the first readings of Bond Ordinance 2014-03 and Note Ordinance 2014-04, both of which will provide further funding for the construction of the vertical loop reactor-style wastewater treatment plant.
The council also set the calendar for the upcoming season. Dates of note include the Ronceverte Christmas Parade, set for Monday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m., which will delay the regular city council meeting by one week. Ronceverte City Council will meet on the following Monday night, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m.