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   Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba                                A4 LOCAL WINNIPEG FREE FEBRUARY 2001 Council mulls garbage mess How will city increase recycling without fee for extra bags By Bruce Owen CITY councillors and their man darins spent yesterday scratch ing the heads wondering how theyll kickstart Mayor Glen Murrays cashfortrash recycling program without the cash to pay for The whole thing is a a deflat ed Dan Vandal Boniface Im just so embarrassed to have followed the parade for so The day of number crunching and soul searching followed a twoday debate over the proposed garbage a plan they approved but without the contentious user fee that was intended to be applied to people who throw out more than the two bag per cycle As the dust settled bureau crats were trying to figure how the city will start the program without the million revenue from sales of tags they need to pay for Theyll meet next week to begin to hammer out the chairman of the property and development also said while council passed the twobag the city now has no way to enforce it without the user Council issued a challenge to Win nipeggers to recycle more than they ever have before if they want to avoid a future garbage tag user Council will hold a special meeting in October to see if people have respond and if there is no marked increase in a user fee could be intro Vandal said the challenge is essen tially since the citys expansion of recycling programs to apartments and condominiums wont be launched until How do you achieve those waste diversion targets Vandal The with the had hoped to hit a tar get of 26 per cent waste diversion and earn million in revenue from recy clable million burden Murray also reiterated his position yesterday that councils decision approving the user fee meant the cost of the program will put a million burden on the tax supported he repeated his pledge that he was elected to reduce property taxes two per cent next on top of the four per cent this year and last Im not walking away from my two per cent tax he Were going to try and make it My job is to get behind the program and be the biggest cheerleader for Murray also spent yesterday licking his wounds over the fact his program was significantly retooled in a last minute amendment by John chairman of public works and one of Murrays closest Angus was forced to salvage some thing of the program when it became What city councillors approved on Tuesday IA comprehensive apartment and condominium recycling IA residential yard waste and com posting program at no charge together with education and promo tions programs for onsite compost I Every residential dwelling both single family and be entitled to the equivalent of two garbage bags of collection per col lection cycle and that the costs be recovered from the mill IA rate for small commercial collec tion for those locations receiving bin collection service and that the rates be established on recover ing the cost of I Elimination of the autobins pend ing public consultation and a study of what trash collection service will replace IA comprehensive public education campaign on the merits of recycling and Mayor Glen Murray reiter ated his posi tion yesterday that councils decision not approving the user fee meant the cost of the pro gram will put a million burden on the tax supported How he repeated his pledge that he was elected to reduce prop erty taxes two per cent next on top of the four per cent this year and last obvious council support for it was slip ping from a 97 vote in favour to an 88 A deadlock would have killed the Council sources said Angus was spurred to make his motion when Mark Lubosch North Kildonan with drew his support for Angus huddled with three other old hands on Bill Clement Mike OShaughnessy Old Kildonan and Jae Eadie to fashion a package that would get wider council That removing the user got an 115 vote in Sources say Murray was still smart ing yesterday that Angus reworked the garbage plan without the user fees They say the whole pack age should have been referred back to study to work out the The fact of the matter is that when WAYNE GLOWUCKI FREE PRESS Bill Norrie was he would have never introduced anything if he didnt have the votes to support a source Thats what Glen has to Murray said despite the fractious nature of the garbage hell do his best to work with those whom he has political I dont take these things personal he Ontario firm wants to run downtown recycling program By Bruce Owen LOU Gallucci has never met Mayor Glen Murray and he doesnt even live in but he wants to do his part in getting Winnipeggers on the recy cling Galluccis company OMG Media could be in the running to manage a downtown sidewalk recy cling program in And he put in call to public works chairman John Angus yesterday just to let him know OMG Media was ready at any time to bring its stainless steel bins to the Weve developed the best public space recycling unit in the market place Gallucci said We would like to make an offer to make a presentation to Gallucci is vice president of one of the fastest growing urban recycling companies in OMG makes and installs stainless steel recycling drop off boxes in cities like Montreal and is about to expand to Hamilton and And he wants to set up shop in Win City councillors heard all about OMG earlier this week during their marathon debate on the waste mini mization strategy a strategy they partially endorsed after some last minute politicking late What they didnt pass was the excess waste user putting off that deci sion until October to see if recycling targets are Gallucci said hes followed Win nipegs garbage debate with the hope his company can make a signing a 10year deal with the OMG installs waste receptacles for straightup newspaper and other paper products and cans and both plastic and It makes its money from selling advertising m6stly to local The recyclables are picked up by the city and it Keeps any rev enues Thomas Marlin Travel Present TRAFALGAR TOURS FEBRUARY NORWOOD HOTEL Heir all about tin benefits of taking a Trafalgar Togr as Mil as our special September European departure and Its booting Tickets per person at the folloHlng Thomas Traiel Ln TRAFALGAR GUEST SPEAKER TRAFALGAR TOUR DIRECTOR MARK REID Thomas Cook WINNIPEG Klldonan nmnircu Thomas cook 6618148 Eaton Place Mall Polo Park Thomas cook 9452591 Martin Travel 9447870 Garden city vital Thomas cook 9447888 riariin 2552573 SUNDAYS Great Escape Lottery SOLD OUT Thanks to all our ticket Proceeds support childrens programs at the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities All orders have been processed and tickets You should have received If you have call 9753274 Daily Winners so far February Evelyn February Louise 811 February Daryl 212 February Zane 903 Elaine 337 Raymond 070 Begga 245 February Donald 365 February Dorothy Winners every day In February All winners are on line MGCC 3031 RF Alternative healers afoul of bylaw TWO alternative healers with a well established clinic face the prospect of losing their livelihoods they could stay open if they registered their business as a licenced massage Richard Shirray and partner Lily Gompf have run the Health and Well ness Group of Manitoba out of a James office on Ness Avenue for seven The threat to their business is the sub ject of a longrunning bureaucratic bat tle the pair has waged against city hall in their search for a licence that would rec ognize a broad range of complementary health services and they have col lected signatures on a petition in their Until they have oper ated their clinic with a basic business Our option is to be registered as a massage parlor and the licence fee is about We cant do And we cant dp it in Shirray observing the city district is familyori Wed have to move to Martha or Stel said referring to innercity streets where massage parlours would not be Shirray said a city licensing inspector visited the clinic yesterday 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