Two years ago, Macon and Bibb County, Ga., commissioners approved a proposal to increase the fee for residential garbage and recycling collection. And in January, Macon-Bibb, Ga., officials considered adding residential garbage fees to annual property tax bills instead of sending out quarterly statements.
Under the proposed ordinance, residents would pay $300 for 15 months of service from October 2017 to December 31, 2018, which is equal to $20 a month. But in 2019, the fee would increase to $22 a month.
Earlier this week, the Macon-Bibb County Commission’s Operations and Finance Committee tabled the proposed ordinance. The committee will once again review and vote on the ordinance as soon as next week when the full board is available.
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Momentum may have swung back in favor of Macon-Bibb County residents paying their garbage fees each quarter.
The Macon-Bibb County Commission’s Operations and Finance Committee tabled an ordinance Tuesday that would prevent garbage and recycling bills from being sent out annually with property tax bills. But several commissioners suggested that the measure is likely to return on the agenda as early as next week’s regular commission meeting, when the full board will be able to vote on the proposal.
The ordinance was sponsored by Commissioner Mallory Jones, who voted earlier this year in support of moving to annual billing. However, with Jones now on board with quarterly payments and Commissioner Joe Allen also speaking out against the yearly collections, that could mean enough votes to keep the bills at four times a year.