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Volume C111, No. 5S .Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, June 3, 1992 019 h icia al
.ve f Council baIs out recycing agency
by Hope Calati Dodge (R-2nd Ward) originally The council also passed a But Councilmember Peter as a result of two resolutions
M n Daily Staff Reporter proposed that the Solid Waste resolution granting domestic Fink (R-2nd Ward) dissented to passed at the council meeting.
The City Council voted Commission and the council partners of Ann Arbor city em- the proposal, saying, "If we add Mayor Liz Brater said,"Be-
Athena Award Monday 8-3 to provide shouldlooktootherprovidersof ployees eligibility foremployee more people to the plan it will tweenthesetworesolutions,we
The University of Michigan $313,000 to Recycle Ann Ar- processing and only commit to benefits. increase the cost to the city." will be adding 13 units of af-
Alumnae Council gave out bor to cover process costs over Recycle Ann Arbor through July. Ann Marie Coleman (D-1st City administrator Alfred fordablehousing.Although this
its 1992 Athena Award to the coming year. "Inthenext four to six weeks Ward) proposed that domestic Gatta estimated in December is a relatively small number, it
economist Martha These funds - in the form we will have a better handle on partners of city employees must 1991 an annual increase in costs is a step."
Romayne Seger. Seger of extra payments, equipment the costs," Dodge said. demonstrate proof of a financial to the city of $11,000 to $13,000 In other business, the coun-
became the first woman to purchases and debt forgiveness Dodge's amendment to commitment to each other for each additional person re- cil voted to table discussion on
be appointed govemor for a -willaidtherecycling agency shorten the city's contract with through joint checking,jointliv- ceiving benefits. proposed changes to the pen-
full term on the Federal in recovering from its debt and the group was rejected. ing expenses or a joint mort- Gatta projected that five or sion plan including changing
Reserve Board. in restructuring the non-profit Councilmember Thais gage. six new people would enroll in theformulasforretirementben-
Interim Director company until the end of June Peterson (D-5th Ward) sup- In support of the resolution, the city's benefits programifthe efits, reducing early retirement
Associate director of the 1993. ported continued dealings. "We Larry Hunter (D-1stWard)said, resolution were passed. penalties and installing a mili-
University's Affrirmative The council will review the have to make a long term finan- "The only difference is in terms Additionally, the Shelter tary service credit.
Action Office Jimmy Myers organization's progress at its cial commitment to stabilizing of if we give benefits to one Association of Ann Arbor will Anagendaitemdealingwith
has been named interim first July meeting. the situation there," Peterson person or not is a marriage con- receive $80,000 for rehabilita- non-profit groups at Art Fair
director of that office Councilmember Kirk said. tract." tion of properties on N. Main St. was also tabled.
effective July 1. Myers
succeeds Zaida Giraldo
who has served in that
position since 1989.
Sports unstable even with
Michin fr=ard Ttcouncil
to an 11-member Big Ten b f
women's basketball all-star by Gwen Shaffer problems. The city also voted to
team. The team will travel Daily News Editor provide a "loan ed executive"
to Australia and New Recycle Ann Arbor (RAA) whowillhelpwithmanagement.
Zealand in July. The squad, is making changes - mainly The funds wouldcome outofthe
which is composed of one hiring new management and re- city's environmental bond.
player from each ceiving city funds - aimed at In April, the city approved
conference school will be bailing the company out of its $96,000 in relief funds, in addi-
coached by Northwestern $330,000 debt. tion to $58,000 in early pay-
coach Don Perrelli. This is The root of the extensive fi- ments on its $4.5 million three-
the first Big Ten women's nancial problems are, in part, a year contract with RAA.
all-start team to play resultoflow bidding onthecity's RAA won the city recycling SHARON MUSHER/Dai y
intemationally. contractandarecyclingprogram contract with abid that was $1.4 Otis Kirkland and his brother Charles (right to left) sort through recyclables to make sure
Hall of Honor that has expanded four-fold in million less than that from Mr. that they conform to mill standards. The material then goes through a machine which
The Michigan Hall of Honor the past year, RAA Interim Di- Rubbish - the second lowest packages it to be transported to factories for processing.
will hold its annual rector Mike Garfield said. bidder.
induction ceremonies this "RAA'smanagementdidn't Garfieldsaidthecity'spack- "The city's plan is really just Therecycling contractor and sationinsurance-whichcov-
weekend. The Hall of Honor have a good sense of how much ageisdesigned to"stopthebleed- step one in restructuring RAA." processor owes nearly everyone ers costs incurred from injuries
was established in 1978 to it would cost to run the com- ing," and does not deal with Sincethecity'sbailoutpack- they have done business with, caused on the job - had been
recognize those persons pany," Garfield said. longer term problems such as age is barely enough to keep rangingfromthetelephonecom- dropped because RAA had
who have made a Monday night, City Council highemployeetumoverandpay- RAA going, alternative ways of pany to parts suppliers, Garfield missed the last payment.
significant contribution to voted on acontract to give RAA ing off past debts. obtaining income might be nec- said. RAA began the process of
the Athletic Department as $20,000 a month over the next He added that RAA has very essary. RAA's financial crisis be- hiring anewdirectoraboutthree
either athletes or coaches. year, in addition to $65,000 in little capital equipment or work- "We haven't explored other came public in early April when weeks ago and expects to have
Among this year's 10 capital money to help ease the ing capital."Wedon'thaveroom sources, butweareopen toother workers walked off thejobupon hired someone by early July,
inductees is former football faltering company's cash flow tomakemistakes,"Garfieldsaid. options," Garfield said. discovering that their compen- See RECYCUNG, Page 2
coach and Athletic Director
Talley stays Four democrats to compete for 53rd district seat
Michigan guard Michael by Laura Potts Birkette,MelLaracey,andLynn state Sen. Ed Pierce. created by Gov. John Engler. ment," and to better the educa-
Talley has decided to
remain at Michigan for his Daily Staff Reporter Rivers. Bullard -whohas held Alexander said he feels he "I'mtiredofworking onstate tion system.
senioryear. Talley said he Four Democratic candidates the seat for20 years-isleaving hasagood"workingknowledge" programs and seeing Engler de- Opponents Birkette,Laracey
stayed in order to complete will be running to succeed long- the legislature to pursue a dis- of the community and added, stroy them," Alexander said. and Rivers said they would take
his education, It had been time 53rd district Rep. Perry trict judgeship in Ann Arbor. "Unlike theother candidatesrun- Alexanderhas been active in the a softer stand on Engler, but all
rumored that Talley would BullardwhentheMichiganState Candidate Bob Alexander, ning in the Democratic primary, Recall Engler campaign. three candidates voiced similar
either transfer or forego his Representative primaries are currenilyaNursing Homepolicy Ihave worked for 13 years in the Alexander said other top is- ideas on other important issues.
final year of eligibility. Talley held Aug. 4. analyst-Medicaid, has worked district." sues in his platform are to main- Birkette, who is presently a
had been a starter his The candidates vying for the on legislation and campaign In Alexander's opinion, one Lain a woman's right to repro- computer operator for a typeset-
sophomore year but was Democratic nomination in the staffsinthe past,includingthose of the biggest problems that ductive choice, to further Sen. ting service bureau andpublish-
relegated to the bench last campus-dominated 53rddistrict of Bullard, state Sen. Lana Pol- needs to be solved in Michigan Pollack's aims, to bolster a ing company, has lived in Ann
season. are Bob Alexander, Rich lack (D-Ann Arbor) and former is the "reactionary devastation" "healthy regard for the environ- See CANDDATES, Page 2