Year: 2020

Details regarding agreement with Republic Services

The Village of Swanton strives to protect the health, safety, and public welfare of our residents. Recently, there were concerns raised regarding the current residential waste and recycling hauling agreement within the Village of Swanton. Below is a general summary of current agreement; it is not intended to be all encompassing regarding the agreement or potential concerns raised. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Village Administrator for more discussion. The current residential waste and recycling hauling agreement, which went into effect in 2019 after months of negotiation and discussion at Council Meetings, is between the Village of Swanton and Republic Services; this agreement will run until 2024. The rates are listed below for the term of the agreement. The Village of Swanton does not generate any revenue from this agreement. The agreement also includes containers used at the biannual bulk drop off days; this service is of no additional charge for Village of Swanton residents.   July 1, 2019- June 30, 2020 July 1, 2020- June 30, 2021 July 1, 2021- June 30, 2022 July 1, 2022- June 30, 2023 July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024 MonthlyCosts $ 16.04 $ 16.52 $ 17.02 $ 17.53 $ 18.06 The agreement between the two is an exclusive franchise for residential properties. This means a single hauler collects the materials within the Village of Swanton for residential properties. Industrial and commercial units are exempt from within …

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Update on Leaf Pick Up

Lammons Bros. will be able to resume leaf pick up later this week (December 3 & 4). The final day for leaf pick up will be Monday December 7. Please place leaves on the tree lawn for collection, NOT in the street. Leaves placed in the street can be a hazard to motorist, can block drainage, and become wet and matted after a rain, which can significantly slow the collection process. Please do not mix grass, sticks, or brush in with the leaves.

Updates due to COVID-19 pandemic

Municipal Building will be closed to foot traffic from November 30, 2020 to January 3, 2021. Staff will continue to work for YOU! Please call or email if there is something for which we can help! 419.826.9515 Utility payments can be mailed or dropped in the secure dropbox near the Police Station. Further, ACH payment is also available at no additional cost. You can also sign up to receive a paperless copy of your bill via email. Please contact utility billing at 419.826.9515 and press 1. Regular Council Meeting scheduled for December 14 will be conducted via Zoom and streamed to the Village’s Facebook page. There will be no water shut offs, due to non-payment, in December 2020 or January 2021.

Brush pick up- Wind Storm

PSA: Due to the major wind storm this past weekend, Public Service crews will collect down limbs this Friday. Please plan accordingly. This is a one time collection due to the storm. During the winter months, Public Service only collects brush if there is a large enough storm. Thank you for your cooperation.

Phone Spoofing and Scams

The Swanton Village Police (SPD) warn community members of a scam where callers spoof the main Police phone line, pretend to be law enforcement officers, ask for money for warrants, and threaten arrest if money is not received. Please understand, the SPD will NEVER call demanding money. SPD officers do not process bonds or accept money to avoid arrest. Here here are some tips on how to deal with scammers: If you are ever in doubt, just hang up. Don’t answer the phone if you don’t recognize the number Don’t send money or buy gifts for unknown people or organizations If you have questions or need to report a scam, please call SPD at 419.826.4696.

Special Council Meeting- October 15, 2020

A special meeting of the Swanton Village Council has been called by Councilman Rose, Councilman Pilliod, and Councilwoman Westhoven for Thursday October 15, 2020 at 5:00p.m. and will be conducted via Zoom and live streamed to the Village’s Facebook page.  The purpose of the meeting is to outlined in the posted agenda.

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