Georgetown Mayor - Primary

This is a nonpartisan race. Georgetown residents may vote for 1 candidte. The top 2 vote-getters will advance to the General Election.

Angel Doss

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 Singer

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?

Curbside recycling has been considered for Georgetown for over the last 10 years, including those in which I served on Council.  Along with providing stewardship for the environment, curbside can help cut our tipping fees we pay to the landfill run by Waste Services of the Bluegrass, a company whose aim lately seems to be burying Northern Scott County under a mountain of trash.  Public demand for such a service is high and that creates an opportunity to get it done. That could be mean partnering with private companies, looking at how other communities, especially Woodford County, does it,  or even, offering the service to those who are willing to pay for it on an individual basis for a $2-4 premium (Seniors and low-income residents getting it at a reduced rate) on their monthly garbage bill to pay for the initial start-up costs.

Stephen Douglas Price

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?

Regarding recycling in Georgetown, I have pioneered recycling of discarded lumber for most of my life, and have written many letters and repeatedly addressed local government about salvaging lumber from local waste-stream, and about rehabilitation rather than demolition of structures to keep them in use while avoiding landfilling of lumber and demolition debris. Since discontinuing, about 1992, Georgetown's trash collection service to my home, I have shipped absolutely no trash and recycle all my discarded materials at home, where they are reused. As Georgetown mayor, I will advocate home recycling to extent it is possible for citizens, and gradual reduction of town's role in waste management and recycling. I have for many years researched, advocated, and practiced home composting of home perishable waste, including excreta and autumn leaves, in order to fertilize my horticulture crops, and as mayor will advocate same for all Georgetonians as means of promoting and incentivizing home horticulture. Recycling and horticulture are complimentary.

Tom Prather

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?

The Georgetown City Council has done much more than just consider curbside recycling, we are actively engaged in a data-driven review of recent changes to our solid waste collection activities. This will provide us the financial information necessary to design and implement a sustainable recycling program. This careful analysis is necessary because, despite the question’s inaccurate framing, recycling does not save money or generate adequate revenue. It actually costs the city more to recycle in today’s economic reality. Regardless, we should pursue curbside recycling because it’s the right thing to do for the environment and our citizens.

Wayne Lacey

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.