Belle Center resident Don Daniels said he would have opted out of village trash collection long ago if he knew it was an option.
So he was a little perturbed when he learned Tuesday at a special meeting of the Belle Center Village Council that as many as 60 village residents may not be paying for village trash collection, while he was being told it was mandatory.
“When I moved here 23 years ago, I was under the impression I had to have trash,” he said during the regular village council meeting in which residents were asked to voice their opinion on whether the village should continue to operate its own trash collection service or turn it over to a private enterprise, like Allied Waste that sent two representatives to the meeting.
“If we are going to have trash, we need to have an ordinance where everybody in town if you’re in the city has to be on trash,” Mr. Daniels said after Mayor Rhonda Fulmer reported that 291 homes both in the village and just outside the corporation limits had trash service, while about 60 homes within the village did not.
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