by: Scott McCaulley
A Resolution to permanently close the Branson Recycle Center was voted down by Alderman at their Board Meeting Tuesday night.
Information had been presented to Alderman several weeks ago on the costs it was costing the City. Those reports were put together while the Recycle Center has been closed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. According to the report, it would cost the City around $265,000 annually to reopen the center and operate it as before.
Many individuals spoke out in opposition to the closing and the Resolution was eventually voted down by all five Alderman.
It was also announced that Taney County Officials are looking into the possibility of taking over the program and are expected to discuss it at next week’s County Commission meeting. City Officials plan to discuss that possibility with County Officials as well.