Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Waste Collection Increase

The Danville City council went ahead and voted to raise the fees for waste collection over the next 5 years in order to cover the proposed $1 Million increase in expenses. The Council was able to vote on this even though there was very little discussion on the topic during the committee meeting. More disturbing is the fact that Rickey Williams proposed an excellent idea to increase the fee for only the next year in order to give the city more time to investigate alternative options. This was supported by Bill Black, Steve Foster, Ken Davis and Karen McMahon but failed since the rest of the council thought it was a superior idea to strap Danville citizens with another new rate increase over the next 5 years.

In March the Gasoline Tax increase goes into effect and now if you use the yard waste program, you can look forward to a $5 raise to your $20 sticker fee. If you’re like me and constantly wondering how the government keeps growing and taxing us while refusing to cut and live within its means, then you’ll no doubt see this for what it is, another effort by local city government to keep expanding. The only way we will ever correct the financial problems of this great nation is if we can control the purse strings at all levels. It’s not just those in Washington D.C. who have eyes bigger than their stomach it’s also those who control small town America. The main reason this is so frustrating isn’t because I think $25 is to high, but because there is little or no interest in finding others solutions to the problem. We simply can’t keep on like this.

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