Newburgh to Raise City Sanitation Fees

NEWBURGH – The sanitation fund in the City of Newburgh has been running at a deficit for the last several years as costs of disposal keep rising. The city council is poised to raise their fees by 65 percent.

City Comptroller Todd Venning said the city cost of garbage collection is supposed to be self-sufficient.

“Since about 2015 the sanitation fund has run deficits for multiple years and as an enterprise fund, it is supposed to be a self-supporting fund so these proposed user fee increases will bring the sanitation fund back into solvency, allowing it to be self-supporting again and also support its future capital needs,” Venning said.

The proposed $63-per-quarter increase for a single-family residence would hike the fee from the current $115 to $179.

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