With the hot topic at Monday night’s Vandalia City Council meeting being the results of a survey about a possible $1.25 surcharge on City of Vandalia water customer’s bills to help recycling in the town, some concerns were aired by some of the city’s council members. Alderwoman Dorothy Crawford explained that she would have a hard time forcing all water customers to pay the surcharge despite only a portion of customers actually using the recycling service.
Alderman Andy Lester questioned Karen Sanders of the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation District about how it would work as far as the electronic recycling when city water customers and those outside of city limits came to use the recycling service.
And Lester going on to say that he came into the meeting not wanting to see everyone have to pay for the service but also did not want to see it go away and wanted to see it regulated to which Kim Taylor of FAYCO said there would be a donation box for out of town people.
Another concern aired by alderman Mike Hobler and alderman Steve Barker was the issue not being taken to the county board first to see if it was a possibility to have a small countywide surcharge. At the end of discussion, Mayor Rick Gottman informed that board that they would look to take a vote on the issue at the next meeting.