An Ordinance amending Article VII of Chapter 13 of the Columbus Code Solid Waste Collection and Disposal by changing the monthly residential
and updating the guidelines for an offset to the residential rate for low-income households; and for other purposes.
THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
Section 13-169.1 (a) of the Columbus Code of Ordinances is hereby deleted in its entirety and a new Section 13-169.1 (a) is inserted to read as follows:
A charge for the services of collection and disposal of garbage, trash, and other solid waste including yard waste, in Columbus, Georgia for any residential customer requiring such service shall be as follows:
(1) A rate of $15.00 per month for a full cost collection service at the curb or on city right-of-way.
(2) An offset of 25% per month, rounded to the nearest dime, for a low-income household collection service at the curb or on the city right-of-way. A low income household is one which receives food stamps, aid to families with dependent children or has a total yearly income below the poverty income line guidelines for family units in the United States set by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, or its successor, said guidelines now being set forth presently in the Federal Register, Vol. 79, No. 13, January 22, 2014 (Document no. 2014-01303), pp. 3593-3594 as follows:
SIZE OF FAMILY UNIT POVERTY
For each additional person, add $4,060
Such guidelines will be adjusted annually according to the Federal Register.”
All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 10th day of June, 2014; introduced a second time at a regular meeting of said Council held on the _____ day of _____________, 2014 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of _________ members of said Council.
Councilor Allen voting__________.
Councilor Baker voting__________.
Councilor Barnes voting_________.
Councilor Davis voting__________.
Councilor Henderson voting______.
Councilor Huff voting___________.
Councilor McDaniel voting_______.
Councilor Thomas voting_________.
Councilor Pugh voting___________.
Councilor Woodson voting________.
SANDRA T. DAVIS TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON
DEPUTY CLERK MAYOR