The Killeen City Council has a packed agenda for its workshop meeting tonight.

The council is slated to discuss single-stream recycling and mull over a handful of proposals, discuss financing and contractual agreements for the design and construction of the Stillhouse Hollow Lake water treatment plant and how members want to move forward on filling a municipal judge vacancy.

The council has four proposals from recycling companies: Austin-based Balcones Resources; Austin-based Texas Disposal Systems; Killeen-based Centex Metals; and WILCO, just outside of Austin.

Single-stream recycling doesn’t require residents to separate their recyclables.

The citywide initiative to move the current curb-sorted recycling system to single-stream means residents also will be able to recycle more household items.

The current recycling program includes the collection of mixed paper, No. 1 and No. 2 plastics, steel, aluminum and tin cans, and glass bottles and jars. Single-stream recycling includes mixed paper, plastics No. 1 through No. 7, aseptic containers, steel, aluminum and tin cans. Glass isn’t accepted in the single-stream program.


The council also is slated to discuss negotiated contractual agreements that propose an amendment be made to the city’s existing water supply contract with Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 to facilitate the financing, design and construction of a new water treatment plant on Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir.

In November, the city was authorized by the council to negotiated about an additional water plant to meet the city’s growing demand.

The Stillhouse plant will give the city an additional 10 million gallons of treated water per day.

Killeen currently uses an average of 16 million gallons per day of its 32-million-gallon capacity out of Belton Lake.

The plant is expected to take from three to five years to complete and will give the city a total capacity of 42 million gallons of water per day.


The council also will discuss filling the vacancy of a presiding municipal judge after the candidate selected to be appointed to the bench withdrew at the last minute.

The council planned to make an appointment at its Jan. 14 meeting, but the item was scratched from the agenda because the candidate couldn’t meet a requirement that he reside within the city limits of Killeen within 180 days of hire.

Other business

An update on the Nov. 5, 2009, memorial project will be presented to the council.

Members also will consider an ordinance to amend the process for collecting fees related to alcohol permits and licenses.

Contact Natalie Stewart at or 254-501-7555

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