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Nevada City Council: Waste Management rate increase

Angela Diaz
Staff Writer

Nevada City trash collection rates may increase this summer.

At its regular meeting Wednesday, the City Council will consider a 2.01 percent rate increase, effective July 1, for the service portion of solid waste collection.

The city’s agreement with Waste Management allows for rates to be adjusted for costs such as inflation. The increase amounts to 18 cents per month for most residents, district manager Steve Cameron wrote in a correspondence to City Manager Gene Albaugh.

Also on Wednesday, Kevin Harcourt of Project Love is scheduled to give a presentation on a mobile care unit that can be used to help the homeless or in the case of an emergency or disaster.

The nonprofit organization aims to help those in need through services such as free showers and clothing and offering career advice, according to

Also on the agenda:

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• Director of Public Works Verne Taylor will review a sewer and water pipelines map.

• Albaugh will give an update on City Hall’s Friday closures.

• Albaugh and City Engineer Bill Falconi will review the preliminary draft of the master plan for Sugarloaf Mountain.

• A memorandum of understanding and amendment between Grass Valley, Nevada City, the County and the Nevada County Digital Media Center regarding multi-jurisdictional support and funding for cable television programming, public media center and infrastructure.

• Correspondence includes a sales tax update for the city’s fourth quarter (October-December 2010).

Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, at City Hall, 317 Broad St. The agenda is available at

To contact Staff Writer Angela Diaz, e-mail or call (530) 477-4203.

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