SOUTH WHITLEY GRASS: Ordinance moves closer to an end

SOUTH WHITLEY — For two months, South Whitley Town Council members have been debating the issue of grass. Yard waste and grass clippings have been traditionally picked up and disposed of by the town. However, the increasing amount of debris as well as the time it is taking for town employees to collect the waste has caused town leaders to reevaluate the town’s policy on such a service.Town Manager Dave Wilkinson has spent several weeks researching what other towns and municipalities offer in the way of yard waste removal to its residents. He reported to the town council Tuesday night that he learned no other neighboring towns offer such a service.“I would lean toward having the residents put their grass clippings in their trash containers,” said Councilman Bill Boggs. “Then it gets disposed of when the trash is collected. Now, if there is no room in their trash containers, I think we should offer residents the chance to dump their clippings at Hagan Park.”To read the rest of this story, see the July 1 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.