After just approving a new fee to be added to Vandalia water customers water bills to cover recycling with FAYCO Enterprises and with the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation District, the Vandalia City Council is gathering information could possibly revisit discussion on the issue in the near future. During the council member announcement portion of the meeting, alderman Steve Barker brought up a recent article from WGEL radio which outlined a new contract between Bond County and FAYCO after the passing of the contract between the City of Vandalia and FAYCO. Barker explains the agreement with Bond County.
As Barker stated, the new agreement has Bond County paying FAYCO $100 a load up to 6 loads per month from the county recycling center in Greenville. With that agreement FAYCO could possibly receive up to $7,200 a year to pick up the recycling. That number is compared to the $1 a month or $12 a year that each Vandalia city water customer is paying to be able to take recyclable material to the FAYCO recycling site in Vandalia which adds up to a substantially higher total for just the city of Vandalia. With those figures, Barker and other council members along with Mayor Rick Gottman agreed that the Bond County contract and figures needed to looked into and that the issue could be revisited in the future with any other information the council members may find.