Board members of the Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District officially ended the black box recycling program during a monthly meeting on Wednesday.
â€śThe black boxes were always meant as a temporary solution,â€ť executive director Michael GrappĂ© said. â€śAnd now the lifespan of the black boxes is coming to an end.â€ť
The black box program began a little over a year ago as a temporary solution until curbside recycling could come into place.
On Monday a Bryant resident filed a new ethics complaint with the Arkansas Ethics Commission Alderman Randy Cox, who is a candidate for mayor.
Barbara Champagne, who filed the complaint, submitted a previous complaint in October.
In the most recent complaint, Champagne alleges that Cox â€śhas been sloppy and irresponsible in his financial reportingâ€ť involving his campaign finances. She acknowledged that there is a $200 error on his financial reports and she calls into question a $1,919.34 deficit that Cox reported.
The Humane Society of Saline County makes no secret of its concern about pep over-population and its related mission to get as many dogs and cats sterilized as possible.
Low-cost spay/neuter clinics are held throughout the year for this purpose, but the society now is receiving a boost with the effort through Saline County's voluntary animal control tax.