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Hancock Applies For Recycling Bin Grant, Approves Purchase Of Former Taxi Cab Property

Hancock residents are closer to being able to buy recycling bins from city hall.

Councilperson Will Lytle gave an update to the rest of the Hancock City Council at their regular meeting Wednesday.

Lytle said the city has successfully submitted an application for a grant to help purchase 400 recycling bins.

The grant requested is for $10,500 with a city match of $4,000, but Hancock is able to purchase these bins through Waste Management at a significant discount.

The bins would cost $130 each if purchased individually but the city is about to get them at only $35 apiece.

On the underneath of the lids, there will be a list of what’s appropriate to put into the bins.

Lytle said they are waiting to hear from the state on whether the city is awarded the grant.

The council also approved purchasing the property of the former Neil’s Taxi business, giving the city a chance for blight removal and providing additional public parking.

The property had been foreclosed on and the tax bill due is only $4,400 to acquire the parcel.

City Manager Barry Givens said the plan would be to have the vehicles removed and either move or tear down the building.

In other business, the Hancock City Council selected Deborah Mann among the applicants for DDA Coordinator.

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