Water, sewer hikes now part of Havelock budget

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

“We’re not saying that they are not going to get the service,” she said. “We’re just asking for them to do just a little bit to help us.”

Havelock Mayor Jimmy Sanders said for residents with a lot of trees, bagging leaves would be a huge job.

“It is no small task for a lot of people to do that,” he said.

Stuart said he would rather increase taxes by sixth-tenths of a cent than ask that residents bag their leaves.

“A 75-year-old arthritic individual is not going to want to bag that mess,” he said.

Commissioner George Liner mentioned hidden costs for residents.

“Why make them go out and buy plastic bags,” he said. “It’s costing them more to have to buy the bags.”

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