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Statesville now has a formalized set of guidelines for property owners wanting to opt-out of city trash collection.
That policy passed last night, according to an e-mail from spokeswoman Nancy Davis. It essentially solidifies what was already in place, requiring those who opt-out to prove they have a new provider. It also mandates the Public Works Department to verify, on a quarterly basis, that such property owners still have a contract service in place.
Staff was directed last night to examine a possible new way to bill for the annual trash fee, presently placed on the County property tax bill.
Also Monday night, Statesville approved a local brunch bill. This allows alcohol sales as early as 10:00 Sunday mornings and is expected to go into effect this weekend.