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|Town considering garbage rate hike|
The Ferriday Town Council will vote next month on whether to increase garbage rates.
"Our truck is picking up more garbage than it has ever picked up," McGlothin said at the town's regular meeting Tuesday night. "It won't be a $10 or $15 dollar increase. It will be enough to cover it."
Additional costs to pay a driver and operator, and to maintain a burn site are also costing the Town of Ferriday.
McGlothin also talked about the $3.20 increase on water bills.
"That's a Clean Drinking Water Act from the state," McGlothin said. "I asked them if we still had to pay it because our water is not clean, but they said no."
McGlothin said the town is also looking at a stimulus bill that would provide a grant to pay off the old water debt.
"I was informed of this through some contacts in Washington," McGlothin said. "We are pursuing it. Other people have benefited from it. And the town has spent a ton of money on water and sewer problems."
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