'It's a never-ending fee'

...governments to deal with stormwater. It's one of the only major infrastructure systems ? such as water, electricity, trash service ? not paid for through user fees.But that's no excuse for bureaucrats to fleece taxpayers for a few extra millions...

Recycling Perks VP says Augusta needs more bins

...with household garbage in order to receive curbside trash service.And though Videtto has said her staff is considering...only one without a cart at every residence eligible for trash service."Based on our experience, cities have a higher rate...

Mayor-elect Hardie Davis prepared to wait his turn

...development be part of the funding equation?A: Coupled with the fact that there was strong opposition to how the trash service was handled, that is a concern of mine moving forwards ... I think we've got to take a step back and not make...

Augusta official likes idea of mandatory recycling

...see a day when residents are forced to include recyclable items with household garbage in order to receive curbside trash service.Similar sanctions are already enforced in large cities such as Seattle, San Francisco and New York. The metro Atlanta...

Augusta debris removal requires additional $5 million

...Donnie Smith, who represents the affected neighborhoods and communities. "They all buy city water, receive city trash service and pay city property taxes. We should help."Super District 9 Commissioner Marion Williams voted to remove debris...

Mark Johnson, environmental services director, answers 5 questions on the new trash service

The Augusta Chronicle asked Mark Johnson, Augusta's environmental services director, five questions about the transition to a new trash service.

Rants & Raves

...buffet is always well stocked and fresh.ARE THOSE PEOPLE THAT opened OUR doors and screamed that they are going to cut trash service in half or raise the taxes the same folks that closed OUR doors and voted themselves a raise?

Disparity exists in Augusta's property tax system

...commissioners decided to extend trash service to suburban areas.Instead of...Services District properties for trash service ? because their property value...about $120 more per year for trash service than a homeowner with a similarly...

Efforts to revise Augusta's tax system on hold until 2013

...most obvious problem lies with trash service. Suburban residents pay a flat...means some residents subsidize the trash service of others.Brigham said he's...officials to find a solution for the trash service issue, but that is only part...

Another blizzard for weary Okla., Ark.

...week's record 14-inch snowfall. The previous storm kept students out of school for at least six days. Mail, bus and trash service were only recently restored.Five more inches of snow fell Wednesday in Tulsa, according to the National Weather...

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