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Boone adds to the trash talk PDF Print
Written by Lauren Ohnesorge   
Friday, 18 May 2007 05:48

At last night’s Boone Town Council meeting, trash was on the agenda.

Jasmine Shoshanna talked compost with the Zero Waste initiative. With funding support, the Council agreed a Bioengine Composting system at the landfill may be the way to go in helping with the waste issue. A meeting with senate president pro tempre Marc Basnight is expected for the end of May, according to Shoshanna. Nancy Reigel added to the effort by suggesting the Council adopt a resolution supporting the 2007 Litter Reduction Act, a resolution Watauga Commissioners adopted at their last meeting. Litter is a big problem in Boone. The bill in question in the N.C. General Assembly would give ten cents back for every plastic bottle recycled. That way, a street full of trash might be a way to make money and keep Boone clean. The resolution was adopted unanimously. Among other topics discussed was requiring, whenever possible, new subdivisions be built with sidewalks. Council member Lynne Mason was in support of the measure, hoping it would make Boone more "walkable."

 The measure passed unanimously.

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