MARSHALL COUNCIL TALKS MORE ABOUT SANITATION SERVICE OUTSOURCING | KMMO

The Marshall City Council, presented from its March 21 meeting, continued its discussion of a proposed regulation to outsource sanitation services to RTS Waste Services LLC of Slater due to the difficulty of making decisions during its Monday, March 4 meeting. April to keep a stable workforce.

This discussion had more facts and figures for the townspeople to consider. Ward 2 Councilman Kirk Arends acknowledged that the council had not done a good enough job of educating the public about how much it would cost to keep the service indoors.


City Administrator JD Kehrman said that in order for the city to raise sanitation worker wages to a level it hopes to maintain — and not take workers out of the streets department — garbage collection fees must be raised.

It was later explained that the sanitation facilities are chargeable while the road authority is taxable.

Kehrman outlined some of the benefits of the proposed treaty.

In the end, prosecutor Josh Taylor indicated that this order could not be refiled in its current form. The council would have to vote on it or it would effectively die on the ground. No application was made, so this regulation died on the ground.

Taylor went on to explain that the ordinance can be brought back in the future, but the process will have to start over.

THERE WAS MUCH MORE UNDER THE DISCUSSION, AND YOU CAN HEAR IT IN ITS ENTIRETY BY CLICKING THE AUDIO LINK BELOW.

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