Almost a year after the issue was brought up on the city’s current trash system, city services committee chair Tim Salters told the council that he expects to have a solution to present to the council.
Salters has spent the last year looking at other cities trash systems and comparing how they operate in relation to Vincennes current system.
Vincennes has been on current sticker based system since 1994. In December of 2010, the trash sticker system saw its first price increase from $0.60 to $1.25 per bag.
In 2012, shortly after Mayor Joe Yochum took office the Vincennes city council discovered the city was on pace to lose over 850 thousand dollars. Since that announcement, the city has started spot checking the bags in the totes to try to prevent the theft of city services, but with more manpower comes more cost to taxpayers in the city.
The board is expected to hear proposals in the next couple of meetings and looks to fix the shortfall the issue has caused.
In other business, the council approved the transfer of funds from EDIT to the Mayor’s office, tabled a transfer of funds from EDIT to the City Inspector’s office, and transferred funds within the city’s parks department to keep it in the black.
Also, the board revised a parking schedule in the by-laws.