Trash rates could go up for residents
The Baldwin City Council approved on first reading an ordinance that would raise the rate for trash pick up in the city by 84 cents per month for a total of $10.86 per year at Monday's meeting.
"That's what we're looking at for an increase per household," said City Administrator Jeff Dingman.
It would be the first increase for trash pick up by Ottawa Sanitation since 2003, although a fuel-related increase was granted in 2005. If passed on second reading at the next council meeting, the rates wouldn't change until the July billing.
The council was also introduced to Darcy Higgins, who is taking over as city clerk from Peggy Nichols. Higgins, who lives in Baldwin City with her husband and two children, previously worked for Sprint.