Augusta commissioners are trying to clean up the city

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The environmental services committee says it is trying to clean up the city. One of the main issues they're trying to tackle is what to do with old tires laying around and cluttering vacant lots.

Right now, the city says people are dumping old tires in vacant lots because the city's trash pick up doesn't collect them. That means whoever owns that lot has to pay when the city picks up those tires.

Today committee members talked about ways to deal with the clutter. One of those being to hire a company to come out and pick up those tires on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.

The problem? Even if you don't plan on putting a tire on a curb, you may have pay for it.

Commissioner Corey Johnson along with others on the committee were not on board yet with this plan, but they do want to work something out.

Johnson said, "It's clear there's some things in that new contract were going to have to work the details out on and I'm not totally happy with it at this point especially when people are assessed fees and things of that nature."

The full commission will now vote on what the next step should be to deal with this tire mess. For now, everything stays the same. Tires left on the curbs will not be picked up and there will be no changes on your bill.

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