Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Trash Bills Force Residents to Seek Financial Aid

The Overland City Council approved an ordinance to provide trash pickup assistance for needy residents.Those who wish to apply for the aid must prove eligibility by filing with the city clerk a copy of their 2008 Missouri tax return, a 2007 federal tax return and the most recent bill from their trash service provider.

Residents have told city officials that the cost of trash pickup is too high. Mayor Mike Schneider said the city will seek bids in hopes of finding a company with lower rates. Wow, a city that listens to residents. We'd venture to say less than 50% have complained as compared to St. Louis County where more than 50% of residents in areas have complained about their trash program.

St. Louis County's direction? Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.

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