City council will discuss garbage collection and lake rentals

City of San Angelo

The San Angelo City Council will meet Tuesday morning at the McNease Convention Center, 500 Rio Concho Drive. Items on the agenda include amending the current contract with Republic Services to change bulk pick-up and recycling collection times and allowing non-motorized rentals at Lake Nasworthy.

According to a memo to Council,  the current waste collection contract with Republic Services went into effect on Aug. 1, 2014.

The contract provides for once per week collection of trash and once per week collection of recyclables and quarterly collection of bulk items. In order to address the requests of citizens for more service options to dispose of yard waste and other bulk items, the contract and related ordinance will need to be amended. The proposed amendment to the contract will reduce the collection of recyclables from once per week to every other week in exchange for an increased collection of bulk items from once  per quarter to once per month. The proposed changes are a result of an online survey and feedback staff has received from citizens over the last several months. The proposed changes in service will not effect the contracted rate for service.

San Angelo could have a location to rent kayaks on Lake Nasworthy pending the council’s decision to enter into a contract with Nasworthy Lake Tours, LLC, who currently operates the Tule Princess, a steamboat concession currently in operation at Lake Nasworthy. The city’s agreement to operate the Tule Princess has been in effect for approximately two years.

City of San Angelo Parks and Recreation Department staff recommends approval of authorizing the City Manager to negotiate and approve an agreement to operate an excursion steamboat and non-motorized water craft rental concession at Spring Creek Park at Lake Nasworthy.

Nasworthy Lake Tours is requesting a change in location to Spring Creek Park because their current site, off Knickerbocker Road by the Nature Center, is too exposed to high winds. In February strong winds and high waves damaged the Tule Princess and their docks.

If the agreement is approved, the city would not incur any expenses.