Levelland City Council met in a regular meeting tonight. A full report of the meeting is below……..
1) At the previous meeting on March 4, the city council tabled action on a special use permit for a scrap yard and recycling facility on west highway 114 in Levelland. The facility will be located on the west city limits boundary. It was pointed out that in September 1984 a special use permit was approved for a scrap yard on first street. The proposed business would be mostly a metal recycling scrap operation for oilfield recyclables. The special use permit was approved with the requirements of a 6 foot fence on 3 sides and an 8 foot fence on the north side. It also specifies that there will be no loud noise, etc, no junking of cars and no after dark activities except in the event of an emergency.
2) The council also took action to extend the depository contract with City Bank Texas. The agreement was amended to indicate that the city would receive 20% of Wall Street Prime not the 35% which was in the current agreement. It was noted that City Bank administration had requested the change due to the extremely low interest rates.
3) The council also approved the renewal of the 2 year agreement with a regional recycling broker. It was noted that the agreement is the same as the one approved by the city on 2011. It was pointed out that before the city joined the regional network in 2011 they were receiving $35-40 per ton for recyclables and was having to haul it to Lubbock to sell, now with the regional network, they will come pick up the recyclables and the city is receiving an average of $100 per ton for recyclable materials.