New Ordinances for San Marcos Niloofar Torabi
The city council approved two separate ordinances on second reading creating the San Marcos Commission on Youth and Children and establishing the San Marcos Youth Commission. The city council also awarded a construction contract for bank stabilization and the access point project construction as a part of the Edwards Aquifer recovery implementation plan. There was also an approval of an ordinance on second reading adding a $3 monthly service fee on large trash carts for residential service and reducing the base-rate trash cart size from 96-gallons to 65-gallons. Melissa Millecam, Director of Communications, talked to us more about the ordinance.
“We have a municipals solid waste comprehensive plan and goal two is to increase diversion from the landfill and one of our steps in doing that is to offer people a 65 gallon cart to encourage them to recycle more and to give them a financial incentive. So the 65 gallon cart will be cheaper, right now they currently have 96 gallon trash cart. So there will be two rates that will start, if they’ve already been switched out, in December. In October 1st 2014, that price will change so we started a variable cart structure system,” said Millecam
“The more you use, the more you will pay. If you’re going to create more trash, then you’re going to pay more for that trash.”
– Melissa Millecam
City staff will update the council on the Land Use Assumptions, Capital Improvements Plan and the report of the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee. The Council will set a public hearing within 60 days to discuss the update, determine whether to amend the plan and set an impact fee.
Niloofar Torabi, KTSW News