The Spencer City Council approved the second filing of an ordinance that would increase residential rates for solid waste charges by $0.73 per month beginning July 1.
The council will need to approve the ordinance for a third filing before it goes into effect.
The rate increase is for one year as city staff looks to bring a new rate schedule to the council next year that incorporates the waste disposal by weight, according to an agenda memo.
Under the proposed ordinance, commercial rates will increase between $1.75 and $31.25 per month depending on container size and collection frequency.
Ward 4 City Councilman asked whether the city or council had received any feedback from commercial users about the proposed increase.
Nobody said that they had.