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Pointe Coupee raises garbage pickup fee to $18

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Posted: Mar 1, 2012 6:49 AM
Source: Associated Press

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NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has voted to increase monthly garbage pickup rates in a move intended to help defray the costs of cleaning up after future storms.

Parish Administrator Jim Bello says the rate increase, from $14.50 to $18 per month, should also help the parish government avoid raising garbage fees in 2013.

Bello says the police jury's vote during its regular meeting Tuesday was aimed at offsetting a 4 percent annual increase in the parish's garbage collection contract with Houma-based IESI.

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