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Proposed Flint, Mich., Budget Includes Rate Increase for Waste Collection

The City Council members voted 7-0 in favor of the budget, pushing it forward to public hearings and scrutiny from the council before final approval.

At the beginning of this week, Flint, Mich., Mayor Karen Weaver presented a proposed 2017-18 fiscal year budget for the City of Flint, which includes a potential $27.36 per year rate increase for waste collection. The City Council members voted 7-0 in favor of the budget, pushing it forward to public hearings and scrutiny from the council before final approval.

This proposed budget follows a long dispute over a waste contract that began in June 2016, when City Council members voted against Weaver’s recommendation to award Rizzo Environmental Services with a five-year, $17.5 million contract.

MLive has more details:

The proposed 2017-18 fiscal year budget for the city of Flint includes a potential increase to residents for waste collection.

Mayor Karen Weaver presented the budget to council members during a meeting Monday, April 3. Council members accepted the budget 7-0, with Councilman Scott Kincaid and Councilwoman Vicki VanBuren not in attendance.

It will now move on to public hearings and scrutiny from the council before final approval.

Read the full story here.

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