City to pay more for garbage billing, collection

By ED HOWELL, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 12/2/17

CARBON HILL — The Carbon Hill City Council on Thursday renewed a contract with the Carbon Hill Utility Board, although it came with an increase in fees to the city.

The contract is renewed every three years, with automatic renewals for two of those years. It was time for the contract to be renewed.

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City to pay more for garbage billing, collection

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CARBON HILL — The Carbon Hill City Council on Thursday renewed a contract with the Carbon Hill Utility Board, although it came with an increase in fees to the city.

The contract is renewed every three years, with automatic renewals for two of those years. It was time for the contract to be renewed.

City Clerk Nannette Brown said the utility board sends an invoice to the city for allowing billing on the water bills for the city’s garbage collection, as well as for collecting the garbage revenue for the city.

From 2014 to now, the city has been paying the board $550 a month. The new agreement calls for the city to pay $717 a month, she said. That increase equals about $1 for each customer.

The increase will likely take effect Jan. 1, she said, noting the city pays those funds out of the garbage fund. She said the board sends her the revenue monthly, and she turns around and pays the board what the city owes for the billing and collection.

She said the increase is not being passed on to customers.

In other action, the council: 

•approved selling a number of culverts for various sizes as surplus property.

The city will keep a number of the culverts for their own use. A number of individuals had approached the city for the culverts.

•agreed to take applications from representatives from a number of local sports to serve on the Carbon Hill Park and Recreation Board.

•heard the city’s Christmas parade will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9. Line up will be at 5 p.m. at the old rescue place next to Mr. Pizza’s. Anyone wanting more details can call 205-924-9961.

•heard that the next council meeting will be on Dec. 14, which will be followed by a meeting on Dec. 28.