Jurors consider options on join garbage contract
NEW ROADS - Pointe Coupee Parish officials say if the police jury should let New Roads opt out of the parish's 5-year contract for residential trash pickup it would be under no obligation to share a portion of its annual revenue with the city.
Administrator Jim Bello's announcement Tuesday eased the minds of many jurors who feared the city might attempt to reap a share of the parish's 1-cent Solid Waste Tax, which generates about $500,000 annually, should New Roads broker its own garbage contract.
Jurors are concerned that New Roads pulling out of the Progressive Waste Solutions contract could spike user rates for the nearly 10,000 households the solid waste company services.
Officials say New Roads accounts for about 1,800 homes.