City of Jeff looking to add $1 a month charge for yard waste site

The Jefferson city council at its regular meeting Tuesday will consider the first reading of an ordinance that would add $1 per month to every residential water bill.

The added fee would cover the cost of contracting out mulching brush taken to the yard waste site at Daubendiek Park. Prior to 2014, the city crew burned brush there. The city discontinued burning brush due to air quality and safety concerns. Because special equipment and trained operators is required for mulching, that task has been contracted out at a cost of $15,000 to $20,000 per year.

According to the city website, there are approximately 2,100 homes in Jefferson. The proposed $1 monthly charge would net $25,200.

The city council has raised water and wastewater rates 3 percent each of the past several years.

Visit the Calendar/Agenda tab to see the complete agenda, as well as the agendas for upcoming meetings of the county supervisors, the Paton-Churdan board of education, and the Greene County Schools board of education.

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