Stephanie M. Salinas
Traffic cones, potholes and “road work ahead” signs have become a familiar sight around San Marcos while various parts of the city undergo construction.
Business owners and managers try to cope with the after effects of not only dirt and rubble from the road, but the amount of rain that has fallen on affected roadways in San Marcos recently.
“It’s been an inconvenience,” said Malachi Delgado, a manager at Herbert’s Grocery & Taco Hut on the 400 block of Riverside. “The city left the street unleveled, which made water shift into the parking lot. Customers could not park on that part of the parking lot, and [with the rain] it filled up and we had a small lake in front of the store.”
Multi-family recycling is bringing San Marcos’ recycling totals to new heights.
One year ago, San Marcos City Council members passed a recycling ordinance giving residents of multi-family homes and apartment complexes the opportunity to recycle their reusable goods.
Councilmember Kim Porterfield, Place 1, said the city’s recycling in single-family homes has successfully reduced waste stream. Councilmembers received a number of requests from apartment residents who wanted to recycle.