Georgetown City Council

You may vote for 8 candidates.

Anthony Davis

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Many communities around Georgetown offer curbside recycling services to residents, which prevents waste from ending up in costly landfills and can generate money for cities when they operate at scale. The Georgetown City Council has considered expanding recycling to include curbside recycling, but the idea stalled over concerns about up-front costs. What is your strategy to implement curbside recycling to the city of Georgetown?

Did not respond.

Bruce Owens

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Many communities around Georgetown offer curbside recycling services to residents, which prevents waste from ending up in costly landfills and can generate money for cities when they operate at scale. The Georgetown City Council has considered expanding recycling to include curbside recycling, but the idea stalled over concerns about up-front costs. What is your strategy to implement curbside recycling to the city of Georgetown?

Did not respond.

Charles "Chuck" Bradley

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign Facebook: Facebook

Question 1:

Many communities around Georgetown offer curbside recycling services to residents, which prevents waste from ending up in costly landfills and can generate money for cities when they operate at scale. The Georgetown City Council has considered expanding recycling to include curbside recycling, but the idea stalled over concerns about up-front costs. What is your strategy to implement curbside recycling to the city of Georgetown?

The City of Georgetown is currently in the process of having a professional assessment done on our solid waste service. If recycling can be done cost effectively then it would absolutely make sense. If it costs us more  to collect than value of the material it doesn't make sense. Sure it may  make us feel good that we are doing something but spending more resources then its worth does not seem like good fiscal policy for the city. I would not be opposed to letting our citizens decide for themselves if they wish to pay extra for the service. I would be opposed to forcing those who do not wish to pay extra, to do so.

Connie Tackett

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Many communities around Georgetown offer curbside recycling services to residents, which prevents waste from ending up in costly landfills and can generate money for cities when they operate at scale. The Georgetown City Council has considered expanding recycling to include curbside recycling, but the idea stalled over concerns about up-front costs. What is your strategy to implement curbside recycling to the city of Georgetown?

The city is in the process of having a consultant look into our public works department which does include curbside recycling. My hope is that it will strongly suggest curbside recycling and have the city a strong strategic outline of how we can get started.

David J. Lusby

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign Facebook: Facebook

Question 1:

Many communities around Georgetown offer curbside recycling services to residents, which prevents waste from ending up in costly landfills and can generate money for cities when they operate at scale. The Georgetown City Council has considered expanding recycling to include curbside recycling, but the idea stalled over concerns about up-front costs. What is your strategy to implement curbside recycling to the city of Georgetown?

Curbside recycling has been and is a service the City of Georgetown would like to provide in addition to the current drop off location the city now provides. Like most services there is a significant cost involved and the council hasn’t felt like the city was in a financial position to subsidize this service. Many communities and recycling providers are charging a small convenience fee or service fee to provide the pickup at the home or place of business. We have discussed this option and with support from the council and the community I feel this may be the best way to implement curbside recycling.

Gene Keyse

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Many communities around Georgetown offer curbside recycling services to residents, which prevents waste from ending up in costly landfills and can generate money for cities when they operate at scale. The Georgetown City Council has considered expanding recycling to include curbside recycling, but the idea stalled over concerns about up-front costs. What is your strategy to implement curbside recycling to the city of Georgetown?

Did not respond.

Karen Tingle Sames

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Many communities around Georgetown offer curbside recycling services to residents, which prevents waste from ending up in costly landfills and can generate money for cities when they operate at scale. The Georgetown City Council has considered expanding recycling to include curbside recycling, but the idea stalled over concerns about up-front costs. What is your strategy to implement curbside recycling to the city of Georgetown?

Did not respond.

Mark Showalter

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Many communities around Georgetown offer curbside recycling services to residents, which prevents waste from ending up in costly landfills and can generate money for cities when they operate at scale. The Georgetown City Council has considered expanding recycling to include curbside recycling, but the idea stalled over concerns about up-front costs. What is your strategy to implement curbside recycling to the city of Georgetown?

Did not respond.

Marvin Thompson

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign Facebook: Facebook

Question 1:

Many communities around Georgetown offer curbside recycling services to residents, which prevents waste from ending up in costly landfills and can generate money for cities when they operate at scale. The Georgetown City Council has considered expanding recycling to include curbside recycling, but the idea stalled over concerns about up-front costs. What is your strategy to implement curbside recycling to the city of Georgetown?

Did not respond.

Millie Butcher Conway

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign website: http://reelectmillie16.wixsite.com/millieforcouncil

Campaign Facebook: Facebook

Question 1:

Many communities around Georgetown offer curbside recycling services to residents, which prevents waste from ending up in costly landfills and can generate money for cities when they operate at scale. The Georgetown City Council has considered expanding recycling to include curbside recycling, but the idea stalled over concerns about up-front costs. What is your strategy to implement curbside recycling to the city of Georgetown?

Let me first state that curbside recycling has been a passion of mine since I first campaigned two years ago because I am very interested in Georgetown becoming as "green" as possible. I have been selected to serve on the public works committee of Georgetown. We are currently working very diligently with a consulting firm on this very issue in the hope that Georgetown finally becomes a curbside recycling community.

Polly Singer Eardley

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign website: http://pollygtowncouncil.com/

Campaign Facebook: Facebook

Question 1:

Many communities around Georgetown offer curbside recycling services to residents, which prevents waste from ending up in costly landfills and can generate money for cities when they operate at scale. The Georgetown City Council has considered expanding recycling to include curbside recycling, but the idea stalled over concerns about up-front costs. What is your strategy to implement curbside recycling to the city of Georgetown?

I definitely think we need to find a way to make it happen!  I have brought it up before the Council numerous times.  The idea also stalled due to the fact that our Public Works Director resigned.  In addition, Public Works has been directly affected by the huge increase in population growth as they have simply more homes to service with the same number of limited resources.   A consulting firm is currently evaluating the best way to make curbside recycling viable for Georgetown.  The difficulty is always trying to find ways to fund projects without having to raise taxes.  Due to the Toyota Tax Incentive Plan from Governor Beshear's administration, our income is down $2.5 million annually for the next few years as well.