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Fort Wayne City Council seeking public update on garbage collection

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Fort Wayne City Council did not take up a resolution to lobby the state for changes in garbage collection just yet, but the topic did come up at the end of Tuesday's meeting.

Second District Republican Councilman Russ Jehl says he wants to see a comprehensive plan going forward from the administration.

"Although the mayor is rightfully taking the lead on this matter, the public needs to be given more information than it's been given so far," said Jehl. "Council also needs to remain vigilant."

Nobody objected. Jehl said he will reach out to set up that meeting.

Sixth District Councilwoman Sharon Tucker, a Democrat, noted that in addition to Red River's challenges related to its ongoing bankruptcy, both its drivers and city employees providing supplemental service have each come down with a large number of COVID-19 cases, as reported on Tuesday.

She added that her recycling had also not yet been picked up for the week.

"Council’s not getting any special treatment, and I know that there are times people think that happens but that’s one of the ways that we know it’s being missed in our area," Tucker said.

She encouraged residents to continue voicing their concerns, and promised they would be directed to the proper channels.