The Vandalia City Council tabled an agenda item of an ordinance amendment to the city’s Municipal Code at Monday night’s meeting concerning garbage collection and disposal. The amendment pertains to the containers section of the Municipal Code which needed to upgraded now that the city uses the toter program through their contract with Doty Sanitation that has provided all the city trash customers with 96-gallon containers. In the ordinance as presented it states guidelines for the orange toters that include keeping the containers adjacent to the residence or other building on the residential lots, not putting the toters out more than 24 hours before trash pick-up and making sure to remove the toters from their place of collection not more than 24 hours after pick-up, setting each container at least three feet apart to allow for pick-up by the automated garbage truck arms and setting the fine for violators of the ordinance. Discussion was raised concerning the wording of the stipulations concerning the storage and maintaining of the containers. While the proposed ordinance amendment states the containers should be kept adjacent to the residence or other building on the residential lots, the question was raised about why they could not just be stored in places on alleys where residents had previously built holders or areas for storage of trash containers. It was suggested to word the ordinance as simply saying that containers must be kept out of city right of way but it was suggested that could possibly lead to more issues. After the discussion, Mayor Rick Gottman stated they would table the issue so that it could be looked at further and the city’s attorney could look at language of the ordinance.