The City currently has a contract with Republic Services that will expire June 30, 2028 with the following set rates as follows:
• July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023 $14.65
• July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024 $15.09
July 1, 2024-June 30, 2025 $15.55
• July 1, 2025-June 30, 2026 $16.01
• July 1, 2026-June 30, 2027 $16.49
• July 1, 2027-June 30, 2028 $16.99
After speaking with Republic Services Account Representative, the City was very fortunate that they extended their contract by locking in these rates as rates are currently at $21.95 per resident in other cities, so the City has been keeping the rates at a minimum; however, we know that at renewal time we probably will not be so fortunate.
The City looked at other ways to avoid an increase such as having Republic Services prepare the monthly billing, but later found out that that was not feasible as it would cost an additional $5.95-$6.25 per resident, so the City will continue to do the billing and payments. After much discussion and public input, the Council came to the conclusion that rates would have to be increased by a $1.00 to meet the new rate that will be charged to the City July 1, 2023 of $15.09.
If you have ACH (automatic payment) please make your adjustments accordingly.
In addition to the changes, both the delinquent letter fee and lien fee have increased to $25.00.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact City Hall (563) 381-4700. Thank you.