COUNCIL ‘TRASHES’ GARBAGE HIKE

Big pay raises in Town budget

Blackstone Town Council has adopted a $17 million budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year that starts today (July 1st) and won’t include a proposed $2.00 increase in the Town’s monthly garbage fee.

At a Continued Meeting last Wednesday (June 24th), Councilman Eric Nash said it wouldn’t be fair to increase fees to buy a new garbage truck when the Town actually is delaying purchase of that truck until next year. Nash successfully lobbied for in-town residential fees

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