Fulton city lawmakers will vote next month on a proposal to raise the fee for picking up garbage by $24 per year.
It’s the first effect of the work towards a 2013 budget, according to Mayor Ron Woodward.
He said that the city’s garbage budget is running $50,000 in the red. The increase will cover the entire deficit, he said.
The proposal would raise the quarterly fee for picking up garbage and refuse from $39 per quarter to $45.
Garbage, water and sewer fees are not part of the city’s property tax bill and are handled through an entirely separate budget from the rest of the city’s operations and services.
City lawmakers are spending their Saturday mornings reviewing plans for next year’s budget. The next session is Saturday at 9:00 a.m.