Proposed increase would help fund new garbage truck

Town Council’s Finance Committee is considering a recommendation to raise monthly garbage fees from $15.00 to $17.00 for residential customers and $20.00 to $22.00 per month for commercial customers.

Town Manager Philip Vannoorbeeck reminded the panel last week that Council last year raised fees only by $1.00 instead of the $3.00 originally proposed.

Vannoorbeeck also said the Town needs to buy a new garbage truck.

“Or we need to privatize the service,” Councilman Eric Nash offered.

Vannoorbeeck said he considered such a move nine years ago, but to achieve a lower price, residents and businesses would have trash pick-up only once a week and would have to place their containers curbside -- plus the Town would have to buy containers.





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