To all Storm Lake City Council members, garbage on water bill is a bad idea

I have lived in my house for 20 years. I keep a coffee can on my counter for scraps and I take them outside and put them in a compost barrel. 

I keep two receptacles in my kitchen. One for recycles in clear bags and another for non-recyclables. 

The non-recyclables I take out to the garage and put in a big black bag in a large garbage can.  It holds about six of the smaller bags.

The clear bag recyclables I keep in the garage until I get 6-8 of them. When I do, I take all bags to the recycle center and pay $10.

I only need to go there about every eight weeks, sometimes 10 weeks. Being a senior, I do not have much garbage. 

Therefore, I do not need or want to have garbage pickup.

The only other trash I have is picking up for people throwing wrappers and pop cans, etc. on my lawn as they walk by.  

That will never change, no matter what the city does.

I am a senior on a fixed income. I do not want to have garbage put on my water bill that I cannot afford. As stated, I do not need or want.

It is high enough now the way it is figured.

Sewer is twice as high as water. I know I don’t use the sewer more than the water I use.

If there is a problem with the dumpsters in the parks being used for garbage dumps, take them out of there. They don’t need to be there, what ever happened to taking trash home after a picnic etc.? We always take our trash home when I take my great-grandkids to the parks.

Please consider the elderly on fixed incomes when you consider this. Homeowners will be paying the tab and not people in apartments where utilities are furnished. This seems like just another way for the city to get funds. How much will the city get for handling the billing for the garbage service?

I think there are a lot of people that feel the same. Everyone please let the council know we do not want this.

Thank you.


Storm Lake