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.
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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.