Council to Hear Refuse Fee Discount Revision; Special Meeting Call for Public Nuisance

Updated 2 years ago by Tony Rutherford HuntingtonNews.Net Reporter

Huntington City Council will hear first reading of an ordinance that would alter the discount given to families qualifying under poverty statistics for monthly refuse collection. The current Huntington Sanitary Board allows a $5 per month refuse fee if aggregate gross income of all persons living in a dwelling is less than $14,000 per year.

The amendments would charge $10 a month  for a household of three whose incomes range from 75 to 100% of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services aggregate poverty guideline. Those families with earning  under 75% of the poverty guidelines would pay $5.00 a month.

The current full fee is $20 per month.

Council will vote on a permit fee to the Corps of Engineers for about $30,000 for review of proposed pump station repairs near Harris Riverfront Park. The damage comes from a sink hole at 11th Street.

Council votes on purchase of the annual salt supply.

They hear first reading of ordinances relating to reenacting building and fire codes to comply with state legislative standards.

The work session begins at 6:45 p.m. in council chambers at Huntington City Hall. The meeting itself begins at 7:30 p.m.

Council chairman Mark Bates has called a special hearing/meeting Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. to consider whether Gary's Place, 2005 10th Street, is a public nuisance and should be abated (closed).

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