Garbage talks renewed at commission meeting - WFXG FOX 54 - News Now

Garbage talks renewed at commission meeting

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

"Lots with no buildings, no structures, no houses, no people. Hence, no garbage," said Sara Seago.

She was one of several residents who spoke out at today's commission meeting.

"I've asked the question, what will I receive for this $150 fee on these thirty lots?" asked Lucien Williams.

The fee, which first appeared on estimated tax bills recently sent out, is for curbside pickup of garbage for vacant lots throughout Augusta. But some people said, they don't want it.

Commissioners voted unanimously to draft a new policy which would alleviate those concerns for those who don't want it.

"You can opt in, it's not putting them in a situation where they would have to opt out," said Mayor Deke Copenhaver.

Another big debate surrounding the difference in trash fees paid if you live in the city or suburbs.

"If a fee structure was implemented where the fee was the same for both urban or suburban, there would be a difference in the corresponding urban service millage rate," said Donna Williams, Finance Director.

Commissioners - again - voted unanimously to change to a flat fee, including a mill rate credit.

Copyright 2014 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • 'This is happening': GOP revels in all-but-certain tax deal

    'This is happening': GOP revels in all-but-certain tax deal

    Saturday, December 16 2017 3:16 AM EST2017-12-16 08:16:02 GMT
    Saturday, December 16 2017 9:58 AM EST2017-12-16 14:58:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, is pursued by reporters in the Capitol after signing the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, is pursued by reporters in the Capitol after signing the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

    Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump's presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to Americans. 

    More >>

    Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump's presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to the American people for Christmas.

    More >>
  • Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

    Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

    Friday, December 15 2017 3:25 AM EST2017-12-15 08:25:47 GMT
    Saturday, December 16 2017 9:46 AM EST2017-12-16 14:46:54 GMT

    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's potential defection has put a speed bump into GOP leaders' drive to push their big tax package through the Senate.

    More >>

    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's potential defection has put a speed bump into GOP leaders' drive to push their big tax package through the Senate.

    More >>
  • Americans pessimistic about Trump, country: AP-NORC Poll

    Americans pessimistic about Trump, country: AP-NORC Poll

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:15 AM EST2017-12-15 15:15:32 GMT
    Saturday, December 16 2017 9:40 AM EST2017-12-16 14:40:00 GMT

    Americans are painting a pessimistic view of the country and President Donald Trump as 2017 comes to a close.

    More >>

    Americans are painting a pessimistic view of the country and President Donald Trump as 2017 comes to a close.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly