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June 22, 2013

Frostburg institutes voluntary curbside recyling

Subscription to new service between company, residents

FROSTBURG — The Frostburg mayor and council approved a new voluntary curbside recycling program expected to begin in August at a cost of $5 per month to be billed quarterly.

Once a month, Burgmeier Hauling Inc. will pick up co-mingled materials of Nos. 1 and 2 plastic, aluminum and metal cans, and glass bottles and jars. The company will provide participants with a large container for these materials. On a second day each month, the company will pick up newspapers, office paper, phone books, magazines and junk mail. Subscription to the service will be between the company and the residents.

A regular, multiday electronics recycling program with Allegany Electronic Recycling was also approved during the mayor and council’s regular monthly meeting Thursday night. The company will set up in the old employee parking lot behind the Frostburg Police Department one Saturday morning in March, May, September and November. Residents can bring any household electronic items for collection with no charge except for televisions. Depending on their size, there will be a $5, $10 or $15 charge for televisions to offset the company’s costs for transporting the picture tubes to a third party out of the county for proper disassembly and recycling.  

Mayor Bob Flanigan and the members of the City Council encourage all Frostburg residents to participate in these two recycling opportunities in order to reduce the amount of materials going into the landfill.

City officials also approved a three-year City Economic Development Program to supplement the ongoing program of Allegany County as well as leverage important partnerships with the city of Cumberland, Cumberland/Allegany County Industrial Foundation and the city’s biggest economic engine, Frostburg State University.

Elizabeth Stahlman, director of community development, will lead the city’s efforts along with other staff in her department. The program envisions a marketing cooperative with Cumberland; an entrepreneurial reward program to attract new startup businesses; strategic investments in facades, sidewalks community facilities and blighted properties; targeted marketing in support of tourism, real estate and locally owned restaurants; and the creation of a public parking map. The program will include ongoing infrastructure investments in support of highway commercial development, residential subdivisions and participation in multiple affiliated organizations.

Funding will include the proceeds of past Community Development Block Grant and Community Legacy loans. The program is designed to build on Frostburg’s population growth between the 2000 and 2010 Census, the location of FSU, which continues to grow and invest in new facilities, and the location of Mountain Ridge High School, Interstate 68, the Great Allegheny Passage and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.  

The next City Council work session will be held at City Hall on July 15 at 7 p.m. The next monthly City Council meeting will be held at the Frostburg Community Center on July 18 at 7 p.m.

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