Norwood Town Council to send out info on rate increases
Published 3:15 pm Sunday, July 12, 2020
At Tuesday’s meeting of the Norwood Town Council, the board instructed Town Administrator Scott Howard to find ways to notify residents of an increase in trash pickup rates approved in the current budget.
Councilwoman Betty Harrison asked about informing the public of the rate changes on places besides Facebook, possibly doing something through the mail.
Councilman Robbie Cohen asked the town manager if the information could go out with water bills.
Howard said adding a pamphlet or insert would be a “huge unbudgeted expense.” He asked town clerk Kelly Caudle about adding the increase to the bills themselves. She said there are limits to the amount of text which could be added.
Cohen suggested on the bills information about the rate changes could be added by asking residents to visit the town’s website.
“We can legally do that because it pertains to water and sewer issues,” Howard said.
Trash pickup, according to a previous article from The Stanly News & Press, went up to $11 from $4, while commercial fees rose this year from $6.25 to $14. (See Related Story: https://www.thesnaponline.com/2020/06/22/norwoods-property-tax-to-remain-same-rate-other-fees-go-up/)