Council to decide budget, vote on trash fees June 30
Rockland — The Rockland City Council is set to hold a public hearing and vote on adoption of the proposed $10.54 million 2015 general fund budget during its meeting set to start 7 p.m., Monday, June 30 at City Hall in the council chambers.
According to the agenda documents, the total gross budget for the city, including $8.7 million in intergovernmental costs is $19.5 million. The net budget, or that paid for through property tax will be $15.7 million.
The council will also vote on whether to adopt a new fee schedule for the city's Solid Waste Disposal Facility effective July 1.
Residential users who bring trash to the transfer station on Limerock Street would go from buying an annual dump sticker to paying $2.25 per 33-gallon bag of trash, or $1.50 per 22-gallon bag, or 75 cents for a 12-gallon bag.
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Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.
Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast since 1998.