by Michael Lowrey
Yes, they are related, as City Manager Ron Carlee wants to eliminate the $47 per household garbage fee while raising property taxes, which brings in more money for the city while reducing total taxes on many but not all homeowners. But is Carlee’s proposal a trap? As the UPoR reports:
Carlee said the city is still studying a new garbage fee system known as “Pay as You Throw” that’s designed to reduce the amount of trash going into the county landfill.
Council member Kenny Smith said he’s concerned that the garbage fee could be eliminated this year but then be added back onto resident’s bills under a Pay as You Throw system.