From Racine Community Media:
"The city is asking residents to pay $38K more towards recycling carts.
current 'fee' for City Of Racine residents has skyrocketed to
an outrageous $26 a year on the blue recycle bins. Going back to 2010
when the recycle bin program was being sold to council members and the
community, the rate was $10 dollars charged to each resident for the
bins at a term not to exceed 10 years. As the mayor was quoted as saying
to the Journal Times in 2010, 'The fee will allow the city to pay off the carts in four years.'
"The city purchased 28,500 carts for $1.3 million dollars in 2010. If
we do basic math and take the 28,500 carts and charged $26 each for 10
years, that’s $7.6 million dollars. In addition to receiving a yearly
grant in the amount of $306K.
"So the big question here is,
WHERE IS THE MONEY? How much has been takin in as a result of the new
and old taxes, and where is the money going?"
Read more: http://racinecommunitymedia.tumblr.com/post/127005242433/despite-more-than-doubling-fees-on-residents
Racine City Hall: all lies, all the time.