Grayson Residents to get Free Sanitation

In light of expected revenues from the package store, residents in Grayson will no longer have to pay for sanitation.

In the 2012 budget, officials from the city of are looking to absorb the cost of sanitation for residents. This will be a cost saving of about $15 a month for each household. Mayor Jim Hinkle said the break on sanitation would be made possible by the expected revenue from the currently being built inside the city limits. He said it was unclear at this point how much the city would net from the package store, so officials believed it was better to offset the expected revenue in the form of a break in the cost of sanitation.

“It was either that or lower the millage rate, so we felt it was better to offer the free sanitation until we know how much we will get from the package store,” Hinkle said.

The free sanitation will take effect from the next billing cycle, which is effectively Oct 1. Residents who have already paid up until the end of the year will be rebated, Hinkle said.

Hinkle said that there were sometimes problems collecting the money for sanitation and providing the service for free would obviate that problem. The city allowed $115,000 in expenses in the latest budget to cover the cost of the sanitation. is currently under construction and is expected to bring significant revenue to the city once the store is operational. Residents voted to approve

SpongeBobby August 15, 2012 at 01:42 PM
What a great idea! Of course the City of Grayson may also benefit from the additional revenue generated by the recycling of cans, boxes, plastics, and bottles that will be generated by this new retailer. As a resident of Loganville, I hope our city will follow suit when we get our Package Store!
GRAYSONRESIDENT August 16, 2012 at 09:25 AM
Giving the break before the store opens seems a bit like putting the cart before the horse. What happens if the store opening is delayed? Or if sales aren't what the Mayor is expecting? I'm shocked that breaks are being given before the store opens - feels like bad budgeting to me. You can always give refunds if revenues exceed expenses, but trying to make people pay later when there's a shortfall will result in a public outcry. Just seems like bad planning.


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