UPDATES FROM MAYOR MIKE PARKINSON
**Mayor Mike Parkinson Announces Back to Business (B2B) Program Administrative Workshop**
For Immediate Release******August 31, 2021
Granite City, IL - The city of Granite City in connection with the Illinois SBDC, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity and the SIUE School of Business announces two opportunities to "Meet your Community Navigator" at City Hall, 2000 Edison Ave, GC. On Wednesday, September 1st, we will be canvassing the Granite City area to meet local business owners and assist with the B2B application process. On Thursday, September 9th, we will have office hours from 5:00 - 7:00pm for hands on assistance with the B2B application process. Applications will be available at City Hall both days.
B2B Program Administration Assistance Information
August 26, 2021
**Mayor Mike Parkinson Announces Republic Services to Replace Waste Management**
Granite City, IL - Effective September 1, 2021 Republic Services will be providing the solid waste and recycling collection services for Granite City. The City requested proposals due August 6, 2021 from all interested waste hauling companies and received one proposal from Waste Management by the deadline. The Mayor met with the Waste Management representatives to discuss the proposal and they were unwilling to negotiate any terms of the proposal.
"The proposed increase in the monthly rate to $28 monthly and then a 10% increase annually for the next 4 years was unnacceptable and constitued a cumulative increase of 85% through the 5 year term of the contract. I was not about to approve this on behalf of the citizens of Granite City. At that point, the meeting was terminated."
Over the next 24 hours three additional waste hauling companies were contacted and Republic Services was the only company with the equipment and the man power to service a city the size of Granite City. After two days of negotiations, Republic Services submitted a proposal that was acceptable to both the Mayor and the City Council. Below is a link for a FAQs sheet that should address most questions and a copy of the letter the Republic Services will be emailing to all customers.
Frequently Asked Questions - Republic Services
Welcome Letter from Republic Services
August 4, 2021
**Mayor Mike Parkinson Announces Spending for $6.8 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding**
For more information, please contact Cathy Hamilton, Economic Development Director, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
MAYOR, MIKE PARKINSON
GC Proposed Storm Sewer Projects
Summary of Estimate of Cost
Timeline For Storm Sewer Jobs
Back to Business (B2B) Grants
Released by Governor Pritzker
Eligibility Guidelines and Grant Assistance
IL Department of Commerce