Suggestion to switch to fee-based system for garbage collection stalls
Submitted by Howard Owens on November 24, 2009 - 12:52pm
Councilman Sam Barone's effort to push for a new fee system for garbage collection is stalled.
WBTA reports that the proposal went nowhere at last night's City Council meeting, and the issue has been delayed until the new council is in place at the first of the year.
Councilman Frank Ferrando said there is no public demand for changing the current method for paying for garbage collection, which is part of the city property tax.
Barone argues that a fee-based system would be more equitable, since under the current system the city's non-profit agencies that own their own buildings and land don't pay property tax. Those agencies get free garbage collection.