Carl residents may prepare for their garbage bills to increase by about $1 per household in the new year.
The town’s mayor David Brock met with executives with Waste Pro about billing issues last month. The town is looking to make billing private, which means it will no longer foot the bill for the service.
Residents will still receive a monthly bill and negotiated prices will remain intact. The $1 increase will cover overhead costs for having to do the billing and also increases due to the loss factor that must be figured into the contract. Back in October, Brock said the increase would amount to about 40 cents per bill.
Carl attorney Wayne McLocklin said that the town may need to amend its already approved 2011 budget to cover the cost of trash. However, if Brock can iron out issues with the executives by January, this will not be necessary.
The item was tabled until Brock reports back to council.
At the town’s October meeting Carl opted to discontinue garbage services saving the town $12,384. Garbage was one of the largest outlays on the budget. Increases to the consumer price index, fuel and dumping fees further worsened the burden on the town.
At that point, it was decided that Carl residents would begin paying for their own garbage service beginning early in 201