Residents Voice Concerns Over Trash Services

by Tony Vindell/LFN

A dishwasher has been sitting outside a Los Fresnos house since last June while pieces of construction materials face the same situation in another section of town.

Those were some of the concerns residents are taking all the way to city hall in hopes of getting the word out about what has been going on here since June.

They said Republic Services, the trash service company the city has a contract is not doing its job.

A reason for that could be that the company has been too busy picking up trash in other parts of the Rio Grande Valley hit hard by the June flood, but the residents said that is no excuse.

Jose Luis Amaya addressed the city commission during a recent meeting, saying he doesn’t want Los Fresnos to look like a colonia.

Another resident said trash is piling up in his neighborhood and would like the city to do something about it.

Mayor Polo Narvaez told Amaya to meet with City Manager Mark Milum to try to take care of the issue.

In other business, the council approved:

– Several bids, one of which was submitted by Los Fresnos News as the official newspaper for the city.

– Two authorizations requesting financial assistance from the Texas Water Development Board for constructing various public improvements to the city’s clean water utility system, authorizing the city’s financial advisors, bond counsel, and engineers to coordinate the submission of the application to TWDB.

– Amendments to the existing engineering contract with Guzman & Munoz Engineering for the purpose to prepare the final plans and specifications, bid package along with construction services for the Texas Water Development Board 2019 SFY and water and sewer project.

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