New garbage totes benefit village, not residents

2013-11-15T00:00:00Z New garbage totes benefit village, not residents nwitimes.com
November 15, 2013 12:00 am

Lansing's new garbage toter program is advertised as being requested by the residents, yet, I have spoken to every friend, neighbor, and relative in town about it, and everyone is very angry, without exception. $1 million plus for toters? Really?

$100,000 for a village manager who allows this while streets all over town need repairs or repaving?

The village newsletter says public works is understaffed and overworked. Why don't you just hire a few unemployed taxpayers and get things done?

Really, you think uniformity of garbage cans is an aesthetic? Let's call this what it really is — $57 more a year in taxes for every household in town.

In a couple years the toters, village property, will be paid for, and then each subsequent year the village will get more than $500,000 in new revenue.

- Steve Koselke, Lansing

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