Landrum garbage fees to rise

Published 8:40 am Monday, April 18, 2011

Landrum City Council members April 12 unanimously approved a move to increase sanitation fees beginning July 1.
The city has not raised fees for garbage pick-up since 2006, according to Landrum officials.
“The cost of most of every thing is going up and what we’re doing is passing costs on to the citizens as our costs go up,” said Mayor Robert Briggs.
Residential customers’ rates will increase $1, bringing the charge up to $9. Meanwhile, commercial rates will increase $2.64 a month to $17.50 for two cans and $30.25 for four cans.
City administrator Steven Wolochowicz said the changes should equalize a wide variance in how fees are currently assessed.
“Unfortunately, GDS has not been across the board on their rates,” Wolochowicz said. “What they are going to do is make it fair and equitable across the board.”
He said this means half of the city’s customers would see a slight decrease while the other half would see a slight increase.

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