Town discusses future of recycling center

MEEKER | Meeker’s Board of Trustees held a workshop after the regular board meeting to discuss the future of the town’s recycling center on Third Street. The center has been subsidized to some degree by the town since its inception.
The board agreed that they don’t want to lose the recycling service, but are considering ways to get it out of town property on Third Street.
“It comes back to you,” said Town Manager Lisa Cook, “You have to decide if recycling is a service you want to provide.”
Despite complaints about the aesthetics of the center, the majority of public opinion supports having the recycling center in town and keeping it free to the public.
The board will consider the options discussed before making a decision about funding for the 2020 budget.
In the regular meeting, trustees heard an update from Meeker Chamber of Commerce director Stephanie Kobald about the chamber’s work since April. The chamber has 27 new members since April, for a total of 220. Kobald said they Visitor’s Center has seen a steady increase in activity this summer.
Trustees also renewed a fermented malt beverage for White River Convenience.