MOUNT JACKSON — Town residents will continue to have their trash picked up without interruption.

Town Council members on Monday night unanimously approved a resolution to award a six-month contract to Long Enterprise LLC for trash pickup.

“People said use the one before. We did, that is the company who stepped up,” said Charles Moore, a former town manager who is assisting the town.

The resolution was necessary to avoid an interruption in trash pickup. The contractor picking up now will do so for the last time on Nov. 1. Trash pickup will then move to Tuesdays with Long Enterprise picking up on Nov. 5.

The existing contract was terminated after the provider had problems servicing the southern end of the county.

The council then moved into executive session as discussions continue regarding the vacancy for the town manager position. No action was taken.

The town received 11 applications within the first week of posting the position, said Councilman Roger Rudy.

After the meeting, Vice Mayor Rodney Shepherd said it is anticipated that more discussions will take place regarding the position at the Nov. 12 Town Council meeting.

At the meeting were council members Judy Fultz, Dennis Andrick, Shepherd, Rudy, and Bonnie Good. Council member Whitney Miller and Mayor Don Pifer did not attend.

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