Gibson’s town commission will revisit issues tabled at its August meeting during its regular monthly session tonight.
During its last meeting, the commission heard from Dan Campbell, who sought to rezone property on Oil Mill Road formerly the site of Southern Gin and Fertilizer Company with a view to converting it to a recycling center and scrap yard.
Tonight the board will hear from attorney Jim Snead regarding the town’s existing zoning ordinances and whether the proposed center would be compatible with the property’s current residential-agricultural zoning.
“It’s a great location with the scales and the rail system there,” Campbell said in August. “We’re into recycling; everything we do is recycling.”
He intends to invest $200,000 in converting the property, including erecting a privacy fence to obscure the scrap yard from view. Campbell also estimated that he would utilize the nearby rail line during daylight hours on a weekly basis.
In another holdover from August’s meeting, the commission will hear from Tommy Currie, owner of Wagram Paper Stock, which provides Gibson’s garbage removal services. The company is seeking a raise from the town to cover increasing costs at the county landfill.
Gibson residents currently pay $10 monthly for trash removal.
“We’re going to have to have a raise - we haven’t had one in ten years and it’s just like anything else,” Gibson Mayor Ronnie Hudson said during the August meeting. “I gave him a figure that we could probably live with and told him to give us 30 days to look, and I guarantee that we’re not going to find anybody cheaper than him.”
The Gibson town commission will meet at 7 p.m. tonight at the Gibson Depot on Main Street.