Ask The Mayor: Frankfort's Chris McBarnes On Recycling As Economic Development

Oct 17, 2019

The mayor agrees his city might be positioned to use new recycling techniques, as the industry undergoes a dramatic shift.
Credit courtesy City of Frankfort

At the beginning of this year, WBAA held a public forum in Frankfort asking residents what amenities they wanted to see in town, and also asking this question: is there a single signature feature around which an identity could be built?

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we ask Chris McBarnes whether he might be able to turn recent difficulties with recycling into an opportunity as the waste disposal industry tries to re-evaluate its future. In a manufacturing-heavy city such as Frankfort, it might make sense.

Also on this week’s program, the embattled Clinton County Humane Society has been out of the news for months, but has recently brought in a group of teenagers to help with upkeep of the facility. We ask Mayor McBarnes if this adds needed oversight, or if it’s a signal there’s still more work to be done to right the ship.