East Moline Aldermen Increase Trash Fee
East Moline residents will pay slightly more for trash pickup. Last night, the city council approved a fee increase of 20 cents per month.
Mayor John Thodos says earlier this year, the council decided to privatize garbage collection to save money. But the union filed a complaint with the Illinois Labor Relations Board which hasn't ruled on it yet.
Thodos says East Moline aldermen also delayed a vote on a hike in the sewer fee.
East Moline provides water and sewer services to several municipalities in lower Rock Island County, including Silvis, Hampton, and Carbon Cliff.
A special city council meeting has been scheduled for next Monday for continued discussion about the sewer fee and next year's budget proposal.