Mayor Walt Cobb and council:
On March 21 of this year I submitted a suggestion to you regarding scheduling garbage pick up for every other week — i.e. reducing the service and, presumably the cost, by 50 per cent.
This would result in a potential saving in excess of $1 million over a three-year contract.
According to a Finance Committee Update report dated 2016/02/22 the curb-side contract costs $525,000 annually and expires May 2017.
Due to the large size of household garbage receptacles provided (at a fee) by the city, I believe such a reduction in garbage pick up frequency is feasible.
Following my previous submission of this suggestion to council, I received a response from a functionary at city hall advising me that my suggestion had been forwarded to a city employee at Public Works Department for evaluation.
In response to Coun. Ivan Bonnell’s recent suggestion for residents to “get their teeth into” the budget discussions, I reiterate my suggestion for garbage schedule amendment and request the result of the evaluation by city employees at Public Works Department.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.