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City trash rates now pegged to state CPI index


August 1, 2017

After hearing a zealous argument from the manager of Sweet Home Sanitation in favor of basing garbage collection rates on regional consumer price index figures, the Sweet Home City Council went for it.

Council members voted 4-2 to approve an ordinance implementing a six-year rolling franchise agreement with Sweet Home Sanitation that will allow the company to increase rates for garbage collection service based on the state’s CPI each year.

The ordinance will permit a 2.1-percent increase in rates this year.

During the council’s regular meeting on July 25, voting to approve the ordina...

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