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Council approves second filing of solid waste rate increase proposal

Council approves second filing of solid waste rate increase proposal

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.

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