Saturday, Feb 2, 9 AM
Chapel Hill Middle School
3535 Dogwood Farm Rd
Decatur, GA 30034
At the 1.22.13 City Council Meeting, Mayor J Max Davis brought up Sanitation (Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste), where Bill Riley explained that the City has pursued an IGA with service levels to remain as they are today. There is a kink in that plan, however. As many of the Brookhaven Citizens may already know, Dekalb County is considering countywide rate increases for Sanitation Services. Bill Riley explains, "I would anticipate that when they [Dekalb County] make a decision on what they are going to do, they will come to the cities and offer either once a week or twice a week for Garbage pickup...whenever they do it, it will go to all the cities at one time...they will present a couple of options and the cities will vett and choose the option and build the IGA around that."
The Sanitation discussion begins at mark 35:06. Click the button above to go directly to that time mark in the Video link.
Sanitation explaination begins at mark 14:21. Click the button above to go directly to that time mark in the Video link and hear how District 2 Councilman, Jim Eyre addresses this in his Town Hall Meeting.
From Dekalb County Sanitation:
The Future of Garbage Collection in DeKalb County: a Presentation and a Survey
DeKalb County's Sanitation Division provides two (2) regular trash pickups and collects recyclables and yard waste one (1) day each week for residential customers in unincorporated DeKalb County. This service is currently paid through a $265 Sanitation Enterprise Fund user fee placed on each residential household property tax bill in unincorporated DeKalb. This fee was last changed in 2006.
Due to higher maintenance, equipment and other operating costs, the County is debating an increase in user fees versus reducing service frequency to balance the Sanitation Enterprise Fund. Currently, Sanitation is operating at a loss.
In order to understand how customers feel about these potential changes, the DeKalb Sanitation Division will hold Listening Meetings through the first week of February 2013. Cities using services provided by DeKalb Sanitation will be addressed through a separate outreach effort.