Water, sewer hikes now part of Havelock budget

Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 06:22 PM.

He also said residents would have to place all leaves, pine straw, grass and hedge clippings, and small twigs in clear plastic bags, except during loose leaf season from November to February.

“The enforcement of it would have to be tightened up considerably,” Ebron said. “Initially we are going to get some phone calls.”

Commissioners did raise concerns.

“I’m not going to ask senior citizens to bag their leaves,” Jim Stuart said. “I’m not going to ask people who may not be physically capable to pack that stuff up.”

Ebron said many other cities use the same system.

“This is not recreating the wheel. This is pretty much standard,” Ebron said.

Commissioner Karen Lewis said bagging yard waste is designed to help the city.

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