“We want to make it easier to dispose of limbs and wood properly,” said Lenny Anzaldua, councilman.
Pct. 1 Commissioner Ann Lopez and Billy Williams, precinct foreman, met with the Refugio City Council to set guidelines for disposing of limbs, wood and other debris at the Refugio dump grounds.
“Our working relationship is very good,” said Ann Lopez, commissioner. “All of a sudden we’re having issues.”
Wood and lumber will continue to be accepted for free on Saturday from 9 to 4:30 p.m. only from Refugio residents who present a water bill to the caretaker. The dump is open during the same hours on Tuesday; however, people will be required to pay $5 for a truckload and $20 for a trailer full.
Commercial entities will pay fees regardless of day.
Fees will be paid to the caretaker at the dump. The need to go by city hall to pay before dumping has been eliminated.
In addition to having to present a water bill, dumping refuse other than limbs or wood will carry a dumpster fee regardless of the day of week. That fee will be paid to the caretaker at the dump.
The city will continue to pick up limbs and wood for a fee of $20 but arrangements must be made with city hall. Placing limbs and wood at the curb without contacting city hall may lead to a citation and fine.