Garbage rate increase moves forward
September 5, 2018
The Sweet Home City Council last week held the first two readings of an ordinance authorizing an 8 percent increase in city trash service rates to help cover the increasing cost of recycling.
The council had delayed reading the ordinance for the first time during its regular meeting on Aug. 14. Meanwhile, based on a consensus expressed by councilors in July, Sweet Home Sanitation implemented the rate increase beginning with August bills.
Outside of automatic annual increases based on the Consumer Price Index, the rates are set by ordinance.
An ordinance must be read three times at a City...