“A reduction in service level means the citizens expect a larger reduction , like 50%,” Barclay said. “We always want less expensive and more service.”
Over the next three years, Pinehurst is schedule for significant increase in the price of service. This year the city is paying $12,000 with an increase to $12,500 in October 2013.
Republic Services/Allied Waste worked with the city and agreed to increase the rate over time because the city was not paying a fair rate comparable to service routes in the surrounding areas. The rate was implemented two years ago.
Carroll asked if the company could propose a year one to five proposal to help step the rate towards carted collection once a week.
“We do not want to push you,” Carroll said. “We will do want is asked and continue the same service if that is what the councils wants.”
The council agreed to see proposals of the options available but agreed there are no changes for the current collection system.
Dawn Burleigh is a reporter at The Orange Leader. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and followed on Twitter @DawnBurleigh