Mt. Vernon Register-News

Opinion

May 31, 2014

Increased trash bill

Editor:

In my opinion, thanks to the misguided decisions of our City of Mt. Vernon City Council members and mayor, the City of Mt. Vernon residents have once again been burdened with excessive monthly expenses for the new trash hauling services.

Folks your trash bill just increased 50.137 percent per month. Prior to June 2014, we paid $10.99 per month for trash only pickup. Now, we pay $16.50 per month for trash plus recycling pickup — $5.51 more per month.

And guess what? We have NO CHOICE about the extra charge of $5.51 per month, for the recycling pickup. If you don’t want recycling trash pickup, their service provider will pickup the second 55-gallon recycling container, however we still pay $16.50 per month!

It is increasingly frustrating to see our city being controlled by one council person, the city manager and the mayor, all with their unrealistic agendas. I am asking anyone who loves Mt. Vernon and considers it their hometown to give consideration to running for city council or mayor in the next city elections.

Richard Acklin

Mt. Vernon

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