2 months, 1 week ago by Bob Gough
Mayor Moore’s proposal to increase the sticker price to by an extra dollar to $1.50 has caused a significant amount of dissent amongst Quincy residents. Additionally, he wants to charge people like me who have opted to use a private waste company a 5 percent city tax to cover the deficit in the city’s public waste program. This is not a flat tax equally implemented across the board. Individuals using a private waste hauler are being unfairly singled out and forced to pay into a service we’re not utilizing.
I chose to contract with a private waste hauler because I want efficient and dependable service at a fair cost. I already help subsidize the city’s garbage collection program through the property taxes I pay – why should I have to pay an additional tax. It is my recommendation that Mayor Moore and the city council do what’s fair for all Quincy residents and drop their plan to increase fees and force another tax on their constituents.
1324 Carlyle Court
Quincy, Illinois 62301