Costs for disposing of garbage are going up 11 percent for Marion County.
Waste Pro, which has the contract to collect and haul both city and county garbage, has announced cost increases to both entities. The county’s monthly fee per customer is going up from $6.55 to $7.29.
Columbia City Clerk Donna McKenzie and Deputy Clerk Earl Turnage had the print outs prepared and City Hall was unlocked Monday night, but no one showed for a public hearing on the proposed city budget and tax levy.
“It’s happened several times before,” McKenzie said.