Two blunders already — say no to third

Published 10:48 pm Friday, July 17, 2009

Blunder 1 — The Suffolk City Manager recommended the City Council in the 2009-2010 operating budget that the city-wide curbside bulk trash service be eliminated. Thus, the funds needed to provide this service were not included in the manager’s budget.

Blunder 2 — The City Council — with little debate — accepted and approved the manager’s budget with full knowledge that the bulk trash service would no longer be provided free, and if the citizens wanted this service that they must do the following: A. Call the city to scheduled for a pickup. B. Determine the size and cost of load. C. Mail check or money order payment in advance. D. Visit and pay at the Treasurer’s office in person. E. Transport load to SPSA landfill and dump free.

Blunder 3 will occur if council does not make an “after-the-fact” correction immediately. Folks, this ordinance, as presented, is distasteful, misunderstood and cumbersome and does not work!

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