Georgetown City Council - Primary

Due to the late withdrawl of one candidate, all 16 remaining candidates in this primary will advance to the general election, and the votes for this race will not be tabulated. Below is the statement from the Scott County Clerk:

Due to the withdrawal of Harold Dean Jessie, a candidate for the office of Georgetown City Council, on Thursday, April 4, 2018 and pursuant to KRS 118.212(4), any votes cast for Harold Dean Jessie or any of the remaining sixteen (16) candidates for the office of Georgetown City Council will not be tabulated in the upcoming Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.  The remaining sixteen (16) candidates will immediately become certified for nomination for the nonpartisan office of Georgetown City Council to be voted for at the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Brad Penn

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign Facebook: Facebook

Question 1:

Recycling -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 100% favor full scale curbside recycling for Georgetown. But more importantly, I have a plan to implement it. I currently work in the solid waste industry and understand better than any other candidate the waste and recycling programs. Georgetown should and will have recycling if i'm elected. And unlike the current mindset, it will not need to spend a dime to make it happen. I lobbied for it when I served a few years ago and I'll continue to lobby for it when elected

Charles Bradley

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign Facebook: Facebook

Question 1:

Recycling -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?

There is some bad information getting out about recycling in Georgetown. Landfills are not costly in Kentucky. Even the director of a recycling center told us during a information gathering trip that recycling does not make sense in Kentucky because we are landfill rich. The cost of gathering and processing is about 4 times the cost of using our cheap landfills. As landfill costs rise then recycling will make sense at some point. I support voluntary recycling but our consultant said only 5-8% will participate in a voluntary program. I do not support making it mandatory. Please refer to my FB page for more details.

Connie Tackett

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Recycling -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.

Damien Nichols

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign Facebook: Facebook

Question 1:

Recycling -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?

In my opinion the up-front fees are necessary for the city to save in the future.

David Lusby

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Recycling -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 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 the service yet. 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 community I feel this may be the best way to implement curbside recycling.

Denese Lamb

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Recycling -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.

John Hoffman

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Recycling -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?

Yes I am in favor of recycling.  If elected I will do research ( which will include how other comparable size cities set theirs up ) plus other needed information  to come up with a plan to present to the council.   This also could possibly be of interest to the county since they have an interest in the landfill.

Karen Tingle-Sames

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Recycling -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.

Laura Mullins

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Recycling -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 Adams

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Recycling -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:

Recycling -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:

Recycling -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.

Polly Eardley

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign website: http://www.pollygtowncouncil.com

Question 1:

Recycling -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 the #1 issue for my constituents. From what I have learned, expenses usually exceed any revenue that is brought in through the sale of recycled materials. While recycling can generate some revenue, there are high upfront costs. The City of Georgetown is looking at spending $1,000,000 to set up curbside recycling. There are some grants out there that help subsidize the initials cost of the Herbies. I think we will need to be creative in funding strategies.

 

Last year, our recycling center started taking recycled materials to the LFUCG Center. This

is the first step in a long process toward curbside recycling, but it is a start. Curbside recycling is a huge undertaking and we want to make sure it succeeds when it gets underway.

Richard Maggard

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Recycling -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.

Tammy Mitchell

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Recycling -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?

Recycling has been something I have participated in all my adult life.  The current set-up in Georgetown has worked well for me personally.  The convenience of having curbside recycling would undoubtedly increase participation, which is important.  Continued exploration into the feasibility of curbside recycling would be something I would support.

Todd Stone

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Recycling -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 think that curbside recycling is needed in Georgetown. Just as with the city trash cans, the city needs to move forward with this. The city needs to look into grants. The city savings with recycling would help pay for over the longevity of the program