The GOOD – Thank you, First Friday Com- mittee, for putting together another great evening of entertainment. Your team rocks. Each month is special in its own way. Discovery Junction has become the place we envisioned from the very beginning. It may have been a challenge in getting it built, but it was worth all the effort.
It would be hard to imagine now what we would do without it. So many good things are happening there. The location is central to so much more. Best of all, there is no charge for functions or events there, but, everything comes at a price. Ask yourself, what would you have paid to see Glen Shelton under the tent at the State Fair?
I say that, because there is an expense to having Discovery Junction. Residents and visitors should know that they can make contributions to the Town of Marlinton, at 709 Second Avenue, 24954. Note; Just specify your donation is for “Discovery Junction operations” and your donation will go into that account.
The NOT So Good – Area residents, please remember that the green dumpster at the Town Garage on 4th Avenue can be used for town residents’ household refuse ONLY. NO metal, NO appliances or furniture, NO wood or building materials.
The dumpsters behind or at business locations are not for public use. The businesses are paying the fees for their own use. Each of these containers within the Town limits are for residents and businesses ONLY, located within the town boundaries. Out-of-Town garbage is to be taken to the county Green Box site near the Old Fairgrounds. Out of Town resident are paying a “green box fee” for use of county dumpsters.
When an out of town resident puts trash in a Town dumpster, the town pays $72.25 per ton for trash that an out of town resident has already paid the county for, therefore the county benefits at the town’s expense. With tipping fees and associated expenses on the rise, the Town must be more pro-active. We already know who many illegal users are. We have cameras at several dumpster locations.
The Town does not want to begin filing charges for illegal use, but we can. See § 92.999 PENALTY.
In addition; No unauthorized person shall uncover, ruffle, rifle, pilfer, dig into, turn over or in any other manner disturb or use any refuse container belonging to another. This section shall not be construed to prohibit the use of public refuse containers for their intended use. § 92.024 DISTURBING CONTAINERS.