By unanimous vote, the Village of Homer is a step closer to fining residents who can’t seem to sort their recyclables and trash.
Trustee Patrick Clune pointed out that in the last cycle of garbage pickups, the village was charged an extra $1000 because trash contaminated recycling.
If you figure that same price or more every month, trash costs could be another $26-thousand in extra costs.
Here’s the plan: The Village plans will have people checking recycling bins.
At the first sign of a problem, residents will get a letter, and a second offense will generate a $100 fine.
The Board feels the current situation is not fair to those who follow the rules.
Residents can pick up a card at the Village Office. It defines what can go into the recycling bin.
The Homer Village Board last night also voted to purchase a new plow truck.
Mayor Hal McCabe and the board believe residents will appreciate the new leaf pickup gear with this truck.