FOR AUGUST 17, 2016

A Public Hearing was opened at 10:00 a.m. on August 17, 2016 with the Board of Public Works in the Council Chambers of the Brazil City Hall to discuss the City’s trash service and proposals received.

Steve Wetnight, city resident, asked if residents can opt out of the trash service, and rate changes. Mayor Wyndham explained that the customers are still City customers, so they cannot opt out of the trash service. Mayor Wyndham also explained that there may be a slight rate increase, but it will be less than the possible rate increase if the City maintains the trash service. The City will still control the rates. Mr. Wetnight’s wife expressed concerns about limb pickup and totes. Mayor Wyndham explained that limb pickup will continue, and City residents will still have totes. Representatives from Gator Trash Service asked about residents being able to choose their own trash service. Mayor Wyndham explained that will not be an option.
Other residents had concerns about the length of the contract. Mayor Wyndham explained that there are state recommendations for contracts, and we are within that range.
Clerk-Treasurer Karen McQueen explained that finances of the Sanitation Department, and the need to outsource the trash services in order to avoid large rate increases.

The Public Hearing was closed at 10:22.