The council had a second reading of the proposed garbage rate increase at the November meeting, which was approved.
On the third reading, if approved, the town's service fees for garbage and town services will increase by $5 per month, making residential fees $25 a month and business rates $40.
West Logan Mayor Darren Akers said the town doesn’t want to increase garbage rates for anybody, but had no choice when the tipping fees at the dump increased.
The proposal came up at the September council meeting when councilmembers discussed the fact that a combination of increased tipping fees and some residents who had put out voluminous amounts of garbage had caused the town to go into the hole on waste removal.
Police Chief Robert Ward discussed another garbage related issue — which has been a long term problem — on First Avenue where a large pile of garbage had been left in an alley after the owner of the house nearby had been cut off from city garbage pick up for non-payment.
"I talked with the new renter staying there about the need to have that picked up," Ward said, noting that three different people had been staying in the house over the summer and none of them had paid the bill or hauled the rubbish away.
Councilmember Jamie Browning also reported a problem with her own garbage can. She explained that people have been dumping street garbage in her can thinking it is a street department garbage bin.
In other town business, West Logan Councilmember Mark Mareske and Police Chief Robert Ward said there was a request from Third Avenue to add an extra street light in the area. Ward said he would contact APCO about the matter and in the meantime would request that the yellow light there be changed to a brighter, white light.