Commission OK’s rate increase for trash pickup
While ballots were being counted to determine the next City Commissioners, the current commission was conducting business.
Commissioners voted Tuesday night to approve a 5 percent utility rate increase for residential customers and commercial construction dumpsters.
The rate increase goes into effect on Dec. 1.
For regular residential 96-gallon trash containers, the rate would increase by 58 cents, from $11.51 to $12.09 monthly.
A 20-yard construction dumpster would increase by $13 from $272 to $285.
The last rate increase was in October 2015.
Special pick-ups on large appliances would increase from $9 to $10 per pick-up while large appliances with Freon would increase from $40 to $45 per pick-up.
The increases are necessary, staff say, to provide required trash pickup and disposal services, cover increases in landfill fees and to fund capital improvements, specifically replacing the sanitation vehicle flee