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Packed house to talk trash

Packed house to talk trash

4 months, 2 weeks ago by Bob Gough

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People were testy about trash Tuesday night.

The members packed house at St. Peter Church offered many different ideas on how the City might handle garbage and recycling pickup in the future. About the only thing most agreed on was those who didn’t have much trash didn’t want to pay as much as those who have a lot of trash.

Mayor Kyle Moore led the meeting and took the questions. He explained that continuing to offer garbage pickup as a city-run service would mean buying new trucks to the tune of $1.7 million and filling three positions that are currently being held open.

He said the most opposition has come from seniors. He said a plan to cap the seniors’ rates at $10 a month would raise others rates to $14.20 a month under the plan proposed by “Company A”, the plan that Moore favors.

The City is not releasing the names of the bidders until the process is complete.

Other people said the city should take more time in studying the issue. Moore wants a resolution by the end of the year. The crowd applauded when it was suggested that the issue be placed on the March ballot.

Another idea suggested was to charge for trash with a formula determined by water usage, surmising that a family that uses a lot of water would use a lot of trash.

Moore says he’s open to ideas, but something must be done.

If the City stays with the sticker program, the cost will increase from 50 cents a sticker to a much higher rate, probably in the $3.00 per sticker range. The rate hasn’t been increased in more than 20 years. 

The next garbage and recycling hearing will be Thursday at 6:30 in the Quincy Public Library.

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