Garbage rates to jump in Century

Town to absorb part of the rate increase

Century town residents will see a slight increase in their garbage bill in the amount of 85 cents for monthly service of one garbage can after the Century Town Council did not approve a 5.25 percent Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase of the monthly rate contractually required with Republic Services, but decided instead to absorb some of the cost and not pass it onto residents.

The rate for an additional garbage can will increase from $5.64 to $5.92, a difference of 28 cents.

When a motion was called for by Council President Dynette Lewis after the resolution was read to increase the cost 5.25...

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