The Goldsboro City Council will discuss a commercial trash collection agreement worth nearly $800,000 between the city and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base during its meeting Monday.
The agreement would see the city enter into an intergovernmental support agreement with the base –– a type of program established in 2013 which allows military installations to negotiate with municipal and state governments for certain services. Under that agreement, the city would establish commercial refuse collection on the base, and be responsible for hiring a new employee and purchasing equipment to do so.
Estimated costs for the equipment sit at around $750,000. That cost includes purchasing a new front loader, rear loader, roll‐off dumpster truck with a grapple and hundreds of dumpsters in various sizes and types. The city would also be responsible for hiring a new senior heavy equipment operator, with labor costs estimated at $53,384.95.
The agreement would be set for 10 years beginning June 1, with the base paying back the equipment costs with interest set at 3 percent APR. Overall, according to the city’s annual projected cost revenue breakdown for the project, the city would make a total of $787,241.21 from the agreement, and be left with the additional equipment.
In other business, the council will also discuss the list of board and commission appointments that had been repeatedly tabled while the council discussed Councilman Antonio Williams’ spot on the Goldsboro-Wayne Transportation Authority board. That list will include nominees for the Historic District Commission, Planning Commission and several others.
The T.C. Coley Center, a hot-button issue from the council’s last meeting, will also be back on the table. The council voted in January to place the center under the control of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. Tonight, Parks and Recreation officials will present a proposed fee schedule for use of the facility.
The council also will hear the result of a conflict of interest investigation by city attorney Ron Lawrence regarding Councilman David Ham.
After the council decided not to appoint Williams back to the GWTA board, it appointed Councilman Mark Stevens to fill the vacancy. That, in turn, created a vacancy on the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation board, which the council appointed Ham to fill. Williams then called for an investigation into any potential conflicts of interest Ham might have serving on that board, which the council unanimously approved.
Ham does own property downtown, according to a financial disclosure form he filled out in January. This includes a home at 1517 E. Mulberry St., the Direct Carpet Factory Outlet building at 223 N. Center St. and the building housing Well-Travelled Beer at 201 S. Center St.