MCOG Executive Director talks about abandoned vehicles with Tony Lamorena
Written by Paul Charfauros on December 3, 2020
The village mayors will be receiving part of their Recycling Revolving Fund (RRF) allotments in December.
The $500,000 allotment is part of the $1.3 million appropriated by the Legislature for the mayors for this current fiscal year.
The RRF was intended to augment the Abandoned Vehicle and Streetlight Fund which were deemed insufficient for funding junk car and trash removal at the village level.
MCOG Executive Director Angel Sablan said the release will be done in three phases. The first phase is just for abandoned vehicles and tires. Phase Two will be for loose metals and white goods. Phase 3 is for collecting green waste and electronics.
The early release of the funds would allow the mayors to start their abandoned vehicle collection program earlier than usual. Each village has an appropriation of $25,000 for this phase.