The first reading of an ordinance that would increase trash collection fees by at least 58 percent got its first reading at Wednesday night’s Bloomington city council meeting.
Under Bloomington local law, no discussion of an ordinance by the city council is allowed on the occasion of a first reading.
The trash collection fee increase would ordinarily be up for a second reading and possible enactment by the city council at its next regular meeting, which falls on June 7.
But on Wednesday, Bloomington city council president Sue Sgambelluri announced she was referring the ordinance to the council’s committee-of-the-whole, for which she set a meeting on June 7, starting at 8 p.m.
No action on the fee increase can be taken at the committee-of-the-whole meeting.
The council’s regular meeting for June 7 starts at 6:30 p.m., but Sgambelluri indicated that she expects the business for that regular meeting to be wrapped up by 8 p.m. when the committee of the whole is set to convene.
It’s not clear at this point when the council will take a vote on the increase. Regular meetings are scheduled for June 14 and June 21. Continue reading “Fee increase: Trash talk for Bloomington city council to start, but not end, on June 7”