Papillion Sanitation was selected as the Waste and Recycling Collection Service for the City of Syracuse at the March 14 City Council meeting.  Though another service previously attended meetings and expressed interest in bidding for the city’s trash service contract, Papillion Sanitation was the only bid received.
Community Memorial Hospital Infrastructure cost sharing was discussed and approved.  The city’s engineering firm, JEO, advised that it was reasonable for the city to share in some of the costs that were only incurred as a means of making future city growth more economical and feasible.  These additional expenses were not necessary for the hospital, which included raising the size of the water main, sewer upgrades, and additional fire hydrants.
City Council member Alan Britton commented that the hospital had been very cooperative and accommodating when placing additional drainage for the city and other things throughout the project.  All requests were approved with the exception of splitting some additional costs on fire hydrants rather than taking on the whole amount.
A liquor license was approved for the Beer Stein to serve at the GermanFest Concert to take place west of the Syracuse Soccer Fields July 14.
Discussions continue with emergency services, government, and planners of the event to ensure that plans are in place for managing the various aspects of having such a large event (projected 3,000-4,000 people) in Syracuse.
In other business, City Council received department reports, reviewed some zoning text changes, approved new parks employee wages, and proceeded with necessary notification to bid the city’s insurance at the upcoming renewal.