The forthcoming proposal to overhaul trash pickup in Springfield is now unlikely to include putting waste hauling charges on the City Water Light and Power bill.
That’s according to Mayor Mike Houston, appearing live on 970 WMAY’s “Jim Leach Show.” Houston says he is working with aldermen to reach a consensus that can win majority support, indicating that putting trash pickup on the CWLP bill is not popular among aldermen. The plan is expected to have residents pay the city directly for recycling services through their utility bill, rather than sending that money to the trash hauler, who in turn pays the city.
Meanwhile, Houston says he is still working with aldermen on a final proposal for limiting amplified sound at outdoor events. The mayor created a stir this spring when he proposed an early noise curfew… but now he’s not saying where the cutoff time might be set.