Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Royal will pay more for services next year

Solid waste, law enforcement rate increases on horizon

Rates that the City of Royal will pay for solid waste collection and law enforcement coverage will increase next year.

The city’s contract with Town & Country Disposal expires on Dec. 1. They are proposing a 3 percent increase each year for the next five years. According to information presented on Nov. 9, the residential collection rate charged by Town & Country will increase a total of $2.35 per month. The current rate is $15.75 while the proposed rate for the final year of a new agreement is $18.10. That equates to a 47 cent increase per month each year.

Town & Country’s proposed monthly ra...