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    Recycling Returns to Montgomery

    RePOWER SOUTH and the City of Montgomery to Bring Recycling Back to Residents

    Montgomery, Ala. Plant Poised to Transform Waste Processing

    Post Date: 06/19/2018 4:00 PM

    Charleston, S.C.—South Carolina-based RePower South (RPS) has reached an agreement with the City of Montgomery, Ala. to reopen the city’s recycling facility to return recycling to Montgomery residents. RPS will add a proprietary fuel manufacturing capability with new additions and features, positioning Montgomery, Ala. as a national leader in community and environmental sustainability. RPS offers a cost effective recycling and waste processing solution that expands recycling recovery across the entire waste stream and produces a low carbon, renewable fuel. RPS will fund the over $7 million capital investment in the newly named City of Montgomery Recycling and Recovery Facility and create over 60 green jobs.

    “We call our city the Capital of Dreams, and today is yet another milestone fulfilling that promise,” says Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange. “Our agreement with RePower South will again enable Montgomery residents to actively participate in enhancing the sustainable practices of our city, reducing the amount of trash that goes into our landfills while simultaneously enhancing economic development and job creation. Today’s announcement is a win for Montgomery.”

    RPS Corporate Development Director Scott Montgomery says that the facility will feature new system upgrades to return recycling to the City of Montgomery as well as produce a low carbon, clean fuel from traditionally landfilled waste. “Our platform enables greater recycling recovery and does so across the entire Montgomery waste stream,” says Montgomery.  “RePower South creates a low-carbon, clean fuel to help reduce the consumption of coal,” says Montgomery. “Greater recycling, less landfilling and cleaner air at lower cost is a true win-win for the City of Montgomery.”

    Continues Montgomery, “We are grateful and humbled by the courage, leadership, and support of Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, the City’s executive staff, and the City of Montgomery Sanitation Department for selecting RePower to deliver this cost effective solution to their citizens.  We know there’s a better way for our nation to manage garbage, and we are excited that the City of Montgomery agrees. We look forward to this facility serving as a model for the world to move toward a more sustainable waste and energy future.”

    RPS development partners include Barnhill Contracting Company as general contractor; Bulk Handling Systems to refurbish and upgrade the waste processing system; and Loesche Energy Systems to provide the fuel manufacturing system. RPS licenses the fuel technology (ReEngineered FeedstockTM) from Accordant Energy.  The facility is slated to begin operations in early 2019.

    About RePower South

    RePower South is an advanced recycling, recovery and renewable energy company, helping transform communities toward a sustainable waste and energy future. We recover recyclable materials from the waste stream typically landfilled and further extract non-recyclable papers and plastics to manufacture a low carbon, renewable fuel to replace coal. Repower South holds an exclusive regional license from Accordant Energy, LLC for the development, manufacture and sale of ReEngineered Feedstock fuel, an EPA determined non-waste fuel. RePower South increases community recycling, diversion from landfill, and use of clean energy. 

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    Montgomery Community Factbook Available for Viewing

    The Factbook is an overview of existing conditions and trends for the Montgomery community. It is the first of a two-part approach to technical analysis for the Comprehensive Plan. The summary draws upon readily-available data sources such as the US Census, 2016 American Community Survey and other recent city studies. It does not include results of public input or stakeholders interviews. These findings will be included in subsequent reports. This report is intended to initiate conversations about the future and help to identify topics where more detailed analysis should be undertaken as part of the strategic analysis phase of the comprehensive plan process.

    Click on the link to view the Factbook.

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    Summer Jobs

    City officials will host an orientation on June 2 at 10 a.m. in the City Hall Auditorium for youth participating in the 2016 City of Montgomery Summer Jobs Program, a pilot program designed to offer jobs to Montgomery youth ages 17-21 years old. Participants will work 20-30 hours per week as office staff, light laborers, staff assistants, recreation counselors and other positions as needed.

    WHAT: 2016 City of Montgomery Summer Jobs Program Orientation;
    WHERE: Montgomery City Hall Auditorium, 103 N. Perry Street;
    WHEN: June 2 at 10 a.m.

    The jobs program begins on June 6 and ends July 15. Pay is set at $7.50 per hour, and paychecks will be issued every two weeks.
    For more information on this program, visit the City of Montgomery website at www.montgomeryal.gov. Please find attached the release from the program’s official announcement for background.

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    MPS Magnet School Requirements and Enrollment

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    Town Hall Meeting Presentation – March 17th 2016

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    Summer Job Program

    City of Montgomery announces program offering jobs to local youth

    Montgomery youth ages 17-21 can apply online to gain experience and earn money working for the City beginning April 11 at 5 p.m.

    Eligible participants must live within Montgomery city limits and be at least 17 years old and no older than 21 as of May 31, 2016. Potential participants must provide two letters of recommendation including one from a school official and another from a community leader who can provide verification of the student’s involvement in service or extracurricular activities. Community leaders include neighborhood association officers, faith-based leaders, coaches or nonprofit and youth service providers.

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    City Council Agenda April 5, 2016

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    City Council Agenda – 03/15/2016

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    Road Work on Carter Hill Road

    The City of Montgomery began the process of repaving and restoring portions of Carter Hill Road from College Street to Zelda Road on March 1.

    detourMotorists should expect travel delays beginning March 14 as planned improvements will affect all lanes throughout this process. Officials ask residents obey all detour and flag signaling and exercise caution in road work zones.

    The improvements come as part of the city’s plan to repave nearly 170 miles of roadway, after restoring more than 125 miles last year. The project includes Carter Hill Road, Narrow Lane Road and Fairview Avenue.


    For more information, please contact Griffith Waller at gwaller@montgomeryal.gov.

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