PLACING NETS OVER RECYCLING BINS SHOT DOWN AT TOWN HALL 4/20/2017 8:04:18 AM
It may have been a good idea in theory, but in the end, the price tag was just too much for council to consider.
Councillor Peter Black's motion of placing nets over recycling bins was shot down at Town Hall.
The idea was to prevent garbage from spreading on roadways and sidewalks on windy days.
Norfolk County Staff was tasked to look into the program but found it was just too costly.
$25,000 for a pilot project but if the program was fully implemented it would cost Norfolk's ratepayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.
That was good enough for Councillor John Wells to say "no thanks" to the idea.
A majority of our elected officials also shot down the idea, but some were keen with putting a little more money in educating the public.
Councillor Harold Sonnenburg thought that was just as ridiculous.
In the end, our elected representatives decided to stick with status quo and possibly look at "educating" the public on the subject in next year's budget.