The Washington City Council Tuesday, Jan. 2, is poised to approve a special use permit to operate a transfer station adjacent to the city landfill.

The measure was approved by the city’s planning and zoning commission in December and is the next step if the city is to open the waste processing site and close the landfill.

A transfer station is a processing site for the temporary deposition of waste. Transfer stations are often used as places where local waste collection vehicles will deposit their waste cargo prior to loading into larger vehicles and being transported to a landfill.

The council also will review ordinances for a special use permit to operate a short-term rental at 1423 E. Third St. at a home owned by Terri and Scott Morgan. The planning commission voted 7-0 in favor of the permit.

The council is expected to approve a contract with Davey Resource Group, Ohio, for $22,833 for a tree inventory. The city received a Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant through the Missouri Department of Conservation. If approved, Davey will inventory up to 5,000 trees.

Also on the agenda are ordinances to approve the purchase of two Americans With Disabilities Act compliant bleachers and a wide area mower.