Council approves garbage rate increase
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An extraordinarily short agenda awaited the Mount Ayr city council at their regular meeting Monday, March 18.
The council approved the third and final reading of a city ordinance amending garbage pickup rates. The increased rates will go into effect July 1.
Monthly rate increases
Now July 1
Once weekly pickup
Residential – Inside city limits $17 $18
Residential – Outside city limits $20.50 $21.50
Loch Ayr (by request) $20.50 $21.50
Commercial – single container $17 $18
Commercial – 2-yard dumpster $65 $70
Commercial – 4-yard dumpster $115 $120
Commercial – 6-yard dumpster $165 $170
Two weekly pickups
Commercial – single container $34 $36
Commercial – 2-yard dumpster $130 $140
Commercial – 4-yard dumpster $230 $240
Commercial – 6-yard dumpster $330 $340
Three weekly pickups
Commercial – 2-yard dumpster $195 $210
Commercial – 4-yard dumpster $345 $360
Commercial – 6-yard dumpster $495 $510
The council also approved a series of minor change orders from contractors working on the water distribution improvement project.
A change order from Jordan and Sons covered a slight route change as well as the granting of a weather extension. The change order carried no monetary impact.
The change order from Shane Poe Construction resulted from a change in the size of a section of pipe as well as a weather extension. This change order actually saved the city $36,000.
The third change order from A&W Enterprises dealt with unexpected mitigation of underground storage facilities along with a weather extension. This change increased the cost of this portion of the project by $3,700.
In other business, the council approved the renewal of a Class C liquor license and outdoor service permit for Still Smokin’ BBQ.