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Avondale Estates City Commission to consider setting sanitation fee, phasing North Woods project

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Avondale Estates City Commission to consider setting sanitation fee, phasing North Woods project

Lake Avondale. Photo by Dean Hesse.

This story has been updated.

Avondale Estates, GA — The Avondale Estates City Commission will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 5:30 p.m. for a regular meeting. The City Commission meeting will be held via Zoom.

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During the regular meeting, the City Commission will consider setting the commercial sanitation fees. For businesses that require garbage collection most days of the week, the fee would be $695 for the first 95-gallon receptacle and $295 for each additional receptacle per business.

For business that require garbage collection only on Wednesday, the fee would be $295 for one 95-gallon receptacle.

During the work session, city staff will bring a proposal to the City Commission suggesting the city separate the North Woods rain garden project into two phases and will present the cost of the first phase under the state bid contracting process.

Phase one would mainly be constructing the recreational trails and would need to be finished by June 30, under the terms of the land and water conservation fund grant the city received.

The City Commission will also discuss a resolution setting the storm water fee at a level consistent with current and future needs.

The resolution states, “The storm water service fee rate for the year 2022 is hereby set at $15.00 per equivalent residential unit per month ($180.00 per year).”

The board will additionally talk about a water waste policy during the work session. According to the agenda, the Water Resource Management Plan of the Metro North Georgia Water Planning District requires local policies to discourage the waste of water and decrease the volume of flows into the storm water system.

The policy outlines the guidelines to reduce water waste, like outdoor leaks and improper irrigation, which would reduce the volume of water entering the city’s storm water collection system.

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