LM Board of Commissioners Monthly Meeting
2009-09-23 8:00 pm
The monthly meeting of the Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners will be held on Wednesday, September 23rd at 8pm in the 2nd floor Board Room in the Township administration building (75 East Lancaster Avenue).
The agenda (www.lowermerion.org/index.aspx?recordid=1497&page=51) includes a new fee structure for solid waste collection and a new debt management policy for the township.
This meeting offers the last chance to comment on the current draft of the solid waste disposal fee structure before the township secretary will be given approval to advertise its adoption as an new ordinance.
The proposed fee structure is highly regressive, punishing subscribers who generate the least waste and failing to provide any incentive for high waste volume subscribers to reduce their waste stream.
This is a terrible proposal, and I encourage all Lower Merion residents to write to their commissioners AND attend this meeting to make it clear to the BOC that they must direct Mr. Cleland to come back with a proposal that distributes the cost of eliminating the general fund subsidy over the subscriber base more equitably, and that provides a clear financial incentive for high waste volume subscribers to reduce their waste stream.