Benld rejects handing trash control over to city

Benld rejects handing trash control over to city

Benld rejects handing trash control over to city

 November 4, 2014 – Benld residents, voting on two propositions, resolutely rejected giving the city control over their trash collection.

On the first proposition, which asked if the city should pass an exclusive residential trash franchise ordinance that would mandate citizens to one trash company, 278 residents (57.08 percent) were against the measure and 209 (42.92 percent) were in favor of it.

The second proposition asked residents to agree or disagree with the statement that they “want the right to decide who will be the collector of our trash and that the city of Benld not be allowed to choose who will be and add that cost to the water bill without majority vote in favor of by the citizens of Benld.” A total of 304 (64 percent) residents agreed, while 171 (36 percent) disagreed.

Read more in the Nov. 6, 2014 edition of the Macoupin County Enquirer~Democrat on newsstands Wednesday, Nov., 5.