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October 20, 2014, 4:18 pm
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Springfield Mayor Tweaking Tabled Trash Proposal

A revised trash ordinance is in the works…as Mayor Mike Houston tries to tweak the original proposal so that he can get enough votes to get it passed.


Houston won’t say what might be included in the new ordinance. But he acknowledges that the original provision to include trash pickup on the City Water, Light and Power bill was not popular with aldermen, which could indicate that it won’t make the cut in the revised proposal.


Houston and aldermanic sponsors Cory Jobe and Doris Turner say they want to reduce illegal dumping and the problem of city residents who are not paying for trash pickup. Their first draft is stalled in committee after failing to get enough support.

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